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News article19 March 2024Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs1 min read

Commission lays out next steps in development of Single Digital Gateway

Today, the Commission organised a high-level conference on the future of the Single Digital Gateway. The event is an opportunity to take stock of the Single Digital Gateway, which four years into its implementation, offers a range of practical information, advice and access to various administrative procedures to help businesses expand abroad and citizens to exercise their rights when living, travelling, working or studying in the EU.

Recognising this momentum, the Commission also laid out plans for the next stage in the development of the Single Digital Gateway, with the objective of helping to consolidate the Single Market’s integration and to support Europe’s competitiveness. 

The Single Digital Gateway was launched in 2020 and today facilitates citizens and businesses access information and procedures in areas such as applying for university abroad or starting a business in another EU country.

Other procedures to be added soon will for instance include getting permits under the net-zero industry and critical raw materials acts, which are strategic to our industrial policy.

Users can access the Single Digital Gateway through the user friendly and multilingual Your Europe portal.The Single Digital Gateway also includes critical cross-border infrastructure, like the Once-Only Technical System, where people can simply ask competent authorities to retrieve legal documents and data, such as diplomas or permits, directly from the authentic sources.