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Administrative cooperation: areas and legal bases

Administrative cooperation under IMI falls within a range of areas listed here along their legal bases:

Year Area of administrative cooperation Types of information exchange offered Legal bases
2008 Professional qualifications

Information requests 
To check the validity of qualifications for professionals wanting to practice in your country

Alert Mechanism
To flag restrictions and prohibitions in accordance with Article 56

Notifications
To notify new diplomas for architects and health professions

Directive 2005/36/EC amended by

Directive 2013/55/EU

2009 Services

Information requests
To verify information about a foreign company or person wanting to provide a service in your country

Alert mechanism 
To flag the activity of a service provider that could have health, safety or environmental implications

Notifications
To inform the Commission and the Member States of changes in the legislation regarding the provision of services

Directive 2006/123/EC

Decision 2009/739/EC

2011 Posting of workers

Information requests
To request information concerning the employment conditions of workers posted to your country

Notifications
To communicate facts indicating possible irregularities

Uniform Instrument Requests
To request another Member State to notify a decision imposing an administrative penalty and/or fine on a service provider
To request another Member State to recover an administrative penalty and/or fine from a service provider

Directive 96/71/EC
Directive 2014/67/EU
2012 Cross-border transport of Euro-cash

Repository
To check the details of licences for transporting cash across borders

Regulation (EU) No 1214/2011
2013 Patients’ rights

Information requests 
To check a health professional's "right to practise"

Directive 2011/24/EU
2013 SOLVIT
SOLVIT

Case handling
To handle complaints submitted by citizens and businesses concerning the application of Single Market law by national authorities

Recommendation 2013/461/EU
2013 E-commerce
(pilot project)

Requests for measures
To ask another country to take specific measures against an on-line service provider, when for example, general information requirements are not respected on their websites.

Notifications
To notify measures you intend to take against on-line service providers based in another country.

Directive 2000/31/EC
2012 Train driving licences
(pilot project)

Information request
To check the validity of a train driving licence; to ask for inspection to be carried out or for the suspension of a licence

Notifications
To inform the other Member States and the Commission about a request for inspection or suspension of a licence

Implementing decision 2014/89/EU
2015 Public procurement
(pilot project)
PP

Information requests
To check information and documentation provided by procurement companies from other European countries.

Directives 2014/24/UE
and 2014/25/EU
2015 Return of cultural objects

Information request
To locate an unlawfully removed cultural object and identity the possessor/holder

Notifications
To notify than an unlawfully removed cultural object has been found and return proceedings are initiated

Repository
To check the applicable legislation on the return of cultural objects in another Member State

Directive 2014/60/UE
2016 EPC - European Professional Card

Application handling
To process applications submitted by professionals for a European Professional Card

Directive 2005/36/EC amended by

Directive 2013/55/EU

Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) 2015/983

2017 Non Road Mobile Machinery

Application handling
To process applications and share information concerning EU type-approvals for engines for non-road mobile machinery

Regulation (EU) 2016/1628
2018 GDPR - General Data Protection Regulation

Information request
To request and provide assistance from other data protection authorities in the context of cross-border cases

Notifications
To provide information concerning cross-border cases

Regulation (EU) 2016/679
2018/19 Public Documents

Repository
To consult sample documents issued in another Member State and examples of forged documents (Aug 2018)

Information request
To check the authenticity of public documents submitted by businesses and individuals (Feb 2019)

Regulation (EU) 2016/1191
2019 Firearms - Transfer authorisations

Repository
To consult the list of firearms for which prior consent is not required

Notifications
To notify authorisations granted for the transfer of firearms between EU Member States

Directive 91/477/EEC amended by

Directive (EU) 2008/51/EC and

Directive (EU) 2017/853

Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2019/686

2020 CPC – Consumer Protection Cooperation

Mutual Assistance
To request information concerning the activities of a trader or to request enforcement measures to be taken

Alert mechanism
To flag the activity of a trader assumed to infringe Union law listed in the Annex to the CPC regulation

Coordinated Actions
To initiate and carry out coordinated investigations, enforcement actions and other measures concerning widespread infringement cases with a Union dimension

Regulation (EU) 2017/2394

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2212

Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2019/2213

Coming soon EJN - European Judicial Network

Question sets, forms & lists used in IMI