EFTA hosts biannual seminar on the EEA

Published 03-02-2016
Georges Baur, Assistant Secretary-General, EFTA Secretariat
On 3 February 2015, 70 participants from both the public and private sectors met at the EFTA Secretariat in Brussels for an introductory seminar on the European Economic Area (EEA).
Representatives of the EFTA Secretariat, Financial Mechanism Office (FMO), EFTA Surveillance Authority (ESA) and EFTA Court gave presentations on the day-to-day operation and management of the EEA Agreement, including recent developments and challenges.

This introductory seminar is intended for those who work on EEA-related matters in national administrations, EU and EFTA institutions, permanent representations and missions to the EU, or in other organisations. The EFTA Introductory Seminar on the EEA provides professionals, both inside and outside the European Union, with a thorough understanding of the EEA Agreement and how it integrates Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway into the EU’s Internal Market.

The seminar is held twice a year, the next taking place in September 2016.

EFTA would like to thank all the speakers and participants for making the seminar a success.



The EEA Agreement: background, developments and challenges (Tore Grønningsæter, EFTA Secretariat)

How EU law becomes EEA law (Dóra Sif Tynes, Head of Legal Services, EFTA Secretariat)

How EEA and Norway Grants reduce disparities and strengthen cooperation in Europe (Lillann Weggersen, Financial Mechanism Office)

How EEA law is enforced (Andreas Kjeldsberg Pihl, EFTA Surveillance Authority)

How EEA law is interpreted (Gunnar Selvik, EFTA Court)

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