Kommisjonens gjennomføringsbeslutning (EU) 2023/423 av 24. februar 2023 om et pilotprosjekt for å gjennomføre de administrative samarbeidsforpliktelsene knyttet til regulerte yrker fastsatt i europaparlaments- og rådsdirektivene 2005/36/(EU) og 2018/958(EU) gjennom bruk av informasjonssystemet for det indre marked og for å integrere databasen over regulerte yrker i dette systemet
Commission Implementing Decision (EU) 2023/423 of 24 February 2023 on a pilot project to implement the administrative cooperation provisions relating to regulated professions set out in Directives 2005/36/EC and (EU) 2018/958 of the European Parliament and of the Council by means of the Internal Market Information System and to integrate the database of regulated professions into that system
Kommisjonsbeslutning publisert i EU-tidende 27.2.2023
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(1) The Internal Market Information System (‘IMI’) established by Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 is an online software application developed by the Commission, in cooperation with the Member States, to help Member States comply with information exchange requirements in Union acts by providing a centralised communication mechanism to facilitate the cross-border exchange of information and mutual assistance.
(2) Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012 allows the Commission to carry out pilot projects to assess whether IMI would be an effective tool to implement provisions on administrative cooperation laid down in Union acts not listed in the Annex to that Regulation.
(3) Directive 2005/36/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council (2) provides for the automatic recognition of professional qualifications of a limited number of professions based on harmonised minimum training conditions, and the automatic recognition of professional qualifications of a limited number of professions in crafts, trade and industry on the basis of professional experience, and a general system for the recognition of professional qualifications. It also lays down rules for the free temporary and occasional provision of services. In accordance with Article 59(1) of Directive 2005/36/EC, the Commission is to set up and maintain a publicly available database of regulated professions, including a general description of activities covered by each regulated profession.
(4) Article 59(1) of Directive 2005/36/EC provides that Member States were to notify to the Commission a list of existing regulated professions, specifying the activities covered by each profession; a list of regulated education and training; and training with a special structure, in the territory of that Member State by 18 January 2016. Member States are also to notify any change to those lists without undue delay.
(5) Article 59(2) of Directive 2005/36/EC provides that Member States were to notify to the Commission by 18 January 2016 the list of professions for which prior checks of qualifications are necessary in accordance with Article 7(4) of that Directive.
(6) Pursuant to Article 59(3) and of Directive 2005/36/EC, Member States are required to examine whether their existing requirements for regulated professions are compatible with the principles of non-discrimination and proportionality, and by 18 January 2016 Member States were to provide the Commission with information on those requirements and the reasons for considering that those requirements were non-discriminatory and proportionate. Within 6 months from the adoption of a measure that subsequently introduces a new requirement or makes changes to existing ones Member States are also required to provide information on the requirements and the reasons for considering that those requirements are non-discriminatory and proportionate.
(7) Article 59(6) provides that Member States are to report to the Commission every 2 years on the requirements that have been removed or made less stringent. Article 59(7), first sentence, provides that Member States are to submit their observations on the reports of the other Member States within 6 months from receipt thereof from the Commission.
(8) Directive (EU) 2018/958 of the European Parliament and of the Council establishes rules for the conduct of proportionality assessments by Member States before introducing new or amending existing rules restricting access to, or the pursuit of, regulated professions. Article 11(1) of Directive (EU) 2018/958 provides that Member States are to communicate to the Commission, pursuant to Article 59(5) of Directive 2005/36/EC, the provisions as referred to in Article 4(1) of Directive (EU) 2018/958, and their reasons for considering that those provisions are justified and proportionate. Those communications are to be recorded by Member States in the database of regulated professions referred to in Article 59(1) of Directive 2005/36/EC and made publicly available by the Commission.
(9) Article 10 of Directive (EU) 2018/958 requires Member States to take measures to encourage the exchange of information on matters covered by that Directive, and on the particular way they regulate professions, and on the effects of such regulation. The Commission is to facilitate such exchanges of information.
(10) Article 60(1) of Directive 2005/36/EC requires Member States to send reports to the Commission on the application of that Directive, including general observations, a statistical summary of recognition decisions taken and a description of the main problems arising from the application of that Directive.
(11) If technically and legally possible, for reasons of efficiency it is appropriate to integrate different Commission IT systems into one. IMI already supports administrative cooperation in the area of recognition of professional qualifications for the information request for mutual assistance pursuant to Article 56(2a) of Directive 2005/36/EC and sending of alerts pursuant to Article 56a of that Directive, as well as the European Professional Card procedure set out in Articles 4a to 4e of Directive 2005/36/EC. The integration of the database of regulated professions into IMI should therefore be subject to a pilot project.
(12) IMI could potentially be an effective tool for the integration of the database of regulated professions, to facilitate information provision and reporting by Member States concerning regulated professions and to implement Member States’ transparency obligations laid down in Article 59(1), (2), (5) and (6), Article 59(7), first sentence, and Article 60(1) of Directive 2005/36/EC, as well as the transparency obligations set out in Article 11(1) of Directive (EU) 2018/958. Those provisions should therefore be subject to a pilot project pursuant to Article 4(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012.
(13) To ensure they fulfil their transparency obligations under Directives 2005/36/EC and (EU) 2018/958, Member States should designate one or more competent authorities responsible for notifying the information referred to in Article 59(1), (2), (5) and (6), Article 59(7), first sentence, and Article 60(1) of Directive 2005/36/EC, and Article 11(1) of Directive (EU) 2018/958. This does not preclude Member States from designating for that purpose the authorities referred to in Article 3(1), point (d), and Article 56(3) of Directive 2005/36/EC, and the assistance centres referred to in Article 57b of that Directive.
(14) Notifications in IMI are two-step procedures. First, competent authorities initiate a notification and submit it to their coordinator in their Member State. Second, coordinators in Member States are to approve notifications before submitting them to the Commission. For that reason, Member States should nominate coordinators in IMI. To ensure the necessary flexibility, it should be possible for competent authorities to also be assigned the tasks of coordinators.
(15) The regulation of professions by Member States needs to be in line with applicable Union law, and up-to-date information on regulated professions needs to be available both publicly and in IMI to facilitate recognition of professional qualifications. At the same time, Member States need to be able to fulfil their notification obligations by electronic means using IMI, which should provide all the necessary technical functionality for that purpose.
(16) To improve transparency and to facilitate the recognition of professional qualifications, IMI should provide technical functionality for transmitting information on regulated professions to the public website dedicated to regulated professions, including the result of the proportionality test; contact details of contact persons, competent authorities and assistance centres; and statistics and reports.
(17) To facilitate communication on regulated professions, IMI should provide technical functionality for recording personal data of contact persons of competent authorities responsible for regulated professions in Member States. The contact persons should first consent to the processing of their personal data by means of a consent form. IMI actors should record in IMI the contact details as well as the consent form signed by the contact persons.
(18) Pursuant to Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012, the Commission is to submit an evaluation of the outcome of the pilot project to the European Parliament and the Council. It is appropriate to specify the date by which that evaluation is to be submitted. The dates by which the next reports under Article 60(2) of Directive 2005/36/EC and Article 12 of Directive (EU) 2018/958 are to be submitted would be too early to evaluate the outcome of the pilot project. It is therefore appropriate to set 31 December 2025 as the deadline for the evaluation report on the outcome of the pilot project.
(19) The European Data Protection Supervisor was consulted in accordance with Article 42(1) of Regulation (EU) 2018/1725 of the European Parliament and of the Council, and delivered an opinion on 12 December 2022.
(20) The measures provided for in this Decision are in accordance with the opinion of the Committee established by Article 24(1) of Regulation (EU) No 1024/2012,
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