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Single Market: Commission facilitates mobility of ski instructors across the EU

Today, the European Commission adopted a new common training test for ski instructors (CTT) to facilitate the recognition of their professional qualifications.

This forms part of the Commission's constant efforts to exploit the full potential of the Single Market and deepen integration in areas like services and other key areas of our economy, as reaffirmed in our November 2018 assessment of the Single Market

Commissioner Elżbieta Bieńkowska, responsible for the Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs, said: "Ski instructors, as other professionals and service providers, should be able to benefit from the Single Market. The new test adopted today will help to improve the mobility of ski instructors within the Single Market and allow them to further contribute to this important sector of our tourist economy." 

Ski instructors currently already benefit from the principle of mutual recognition of their qualifications. The new CTT will offer an additional instrument to facilitate their access to ski instruction activities in other EU countries while ensuring they have the high level of skills and knowledge of safety and environmental issues needed.

The new CTT is voluntary in nature and does not harmonise different national rules. The CTT is the first successful creation of a common training test, which has been introduced as a new instrument by the revised professional qualifications directive.

The European Parliament and Council now have 2 months to scrutinise the Commission Delegated Regulation, after which the act will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the EU.

See the delegated act.