Work Programme 2013 - 2015

1. Events

SMO hearings
23.09.2013 public hearing on Malta in the Single Market – Your ideas to change it!
03.04.2014 public hearing on the The workings of the Services Directive in the Construction Sector
20.10.2014 public hearing on Sicily in Europe – The functioning of the Single Market in peripheral regions
27.01.2015 public hearing on self- and co-regulation

Other hearings may be organised by the SMO to complement the drafting of opinions or reports if necessary.

2. Opinions and information reports

Work in progress (INT and SMO - choose Section folder number to see ongoing work)

Information on SMO work and activities: 



Follow-up on Commission's Single Market Act on the basis of earlier opinions:

3. Publications

In the context of the EESC’s major event on EU2020 on 25 September 2012, the Single Market Observatory published three new brochures:

4. On-line activities

5. Miscellaneous

  • Cooperation with the European Commission and the European Parliament with focus on "Smart Regulation and Better Lawmaking" issues;
  • Cooperation with European Commission, DG Connect, on Community of Practice (CoP) for better self- and co-regulation;
  • Cooperation with the national Economic and Social Councils of the Member States (in particular via the CESlink network);
  • Cooperation with the EU Presidencies in office;
  • Information of economic and social actors and Economic and Social Councils in other parts of the world (e.g. MERCOSUR and AICESIS) on the role and activities of the SMO;
  • Cooperation with various platforms on "Better Lawmaking" such as the Europen University Institute (EUI) in Florence, the Bertelsmann Foundation, the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), the European Policy Centre (EPC), the European Institute for Public Administration (EIPA) and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD);
  • Cooperation with the Consultative Committee of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA).