The Implementation of the Service Directive
A Joint Initiative of the OECD and EIPA
11-12 June, Maastricht (NL)
This workshop brought together European and national officials involved in the implementation of Directive 2006/123 EC on services in the internal market. The workshop will take place on 11-12 June 2009 at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht (NL).
Press reports indicate that a number of EU Member States are experiencing difficulties in the transposition of the Directive. As the deadline for the implementation of the Directive is December 2009, the workshop aimed to help EU Member States by examining how public authorities are finalising their preparations, what kind of difficulties they have encountered, whether there are any indications of regulatory and administrative convergence or divergence and, finally, whether good practices can already be identified.
Each session started with a short presentation of the main issues followed by plenary discussion with input from participating European and national experts. The main points of each session will be included in the overall minutes of the workshop that will be prepared by EIPA and subsequently distributed to participants and public authorities.
The workshop will be conducted in English.