Subcommittee IV on Flanking and Horizontal Policies under the Standing Committee of the EFTA States coordinates matters related to all aspects of the horizontal provisions of the EEA Agreement, as well as cooperation outside the four freedoms. 15 working groups report to Subcommittee IV. Subcommittee IV worked actively towards ensuring EEA EFTA participation as early as possible whenever new and successive programmes are adopted by the EU. In 2007, four working groups prepared for EEA EFTA participation in the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP) for the period 2007 to 2013. This work was coordinated by the Working Group on Enterprise Policy in cooperation with the Working Groups on Information and Telecommunication Services (SC II), Environment, Research and Energy Matters (SC I).
Three working groups (on the Disabled, the Elderly and Social Exclusion, Gender Equality and Family Policy and Health and Safety at Work and Labour Law) discussed the possible participation of the EEA EFTA States in the PROGRESS Programme with the two related Working Groups under Subcommittee III.
Read more about the policy areas dealt with by Subcommittee IV in the Flanking and Horizontal section .