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30th anniversary of the single market

1993 – 2023

In 2023, Europe’s single market turns 30!

What are the key benefits of the single market?

Success stories

Key achievements of the single market

Single Market Programme (SMP)

The Single Market Programme (SMP) is the EU funding programme to help the single market reach its full potential and ensure Europe’s recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic.

With €4.2 billion over the period of 2021-2027, it provides an integrated package to support and strengthen the governance of the single market.

Single market activities throughout 2023

Want to find out what the single market does for you or join the celebrations?

Look no further.

To mark the 30th anniversary of the single market, you’re invited to join us at one of the many events, talks and exhibitions organised by the Commission and many different stakeholders that will take place throughout 2023 across the EU.

They will gradually appear on the map below.

Flagship events

  1. 7-8 December 2022
    Prague academic and policy conferences
    • 7 December, an academic conference, brought together top researchers from academia and policy makers from EU and national institutions to present research findings and policy insights related to the single market. Speakers' presentations and recordings of all sessions are now available.
    • 8 December, a political conference, focused on the further development of the Single Market and the vision for the next 30 years, its opportunities and risks for further integration. One panel was dedicated to how we can further remove barriers for SMEs in the single market.
  2. 16-17 January 2023
    January EP plenary session: debate

    During the plenary, the European Parliament looked at how the single market has transformed Europe since its launch in 1993 and what else should be done to make full use of its potential.

  3. 24-25 January 2023
    EESC 575th Plenary session - 30 years of the Single Market, our greatest success but also the biggest challenge for the next generation
  4. 16 March 2023
    Adoption of the "Single Market at 30" communication

    See the adopted communication and factsheet.

  5. March 2023 - May 2023
    Social media campaign
  6. 17-21 April 2023
    Hannover Messe 2023

    “30 years of single market” will be one of this year’s 5 flagship topics at the European Commission’s exhibition stand atHannover Fair. At our interactive exhibition space in hall 12 (booth D-05) you can discover the benefits and challenges of the single market. In our adjacent auditorium we will offer a varied program of presentations and panel discussions. Together with our experts you can also dive deeper into topics such as energy, raw materials, access to finance or industrial cooperation.

  7. 2 May 2023
    Single Market Forum

    The Single Market Forum conference (SIMFO) is organised by the Swedish Presidency together with the European Commission and will mark the 30th anniversary of the EU single market. It will be a full-day event and include high-level discussions in addition to thematic workshops.

    More information will follow on this page and on the Swedish Presidency’s website.

  8. June 2023 – June 2024
    Travelling exhibition
  9. Q4 2023
    Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) annual conference and SME Assembly

Travelling exhibition

Coming soon

Promotional materials

Communication toolkit

The style guide was last updated on: 6 February 2023.

30th anniversary of the single market - visual style guide
(14.62 MB - PDF)

Templates for print

Digital and social media


The single market turns 30 in 2023, the European Parliament continues to work to adapt the single market further to respond to current challenges and make full use of its potential (16 January 2023)

Discover how Enterprise European Network experts can provide tailored advice on product compliance, taxation and regulatory rules, international business opportunities, intellectual property, and more (9 January 2023)

Related links

EU competitiveness beyond 2030: looking ahead at the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the single market - EC press release (16 March 2023)

2023 Annual Single Market Report and 2022 Single Market Scoreboard Report confirm the single market underpins Europe’s ability to tackle key challenges - EC press release (31 January 2023)

30 years of the EU single market: Time to face new challenges - EP resolution (18 January 2023)

European single market is turning 30 - press release (2 January 2023)

Commissioner Breton's speech at the conference on the 30th anniversary of the single market (8 December 2022)

Celebrating 30 years of the EU single market - Eurostat infographics (6 December 2022)

EP Internal Market Committee hearing celebrating 30 years of the single market - event details, press release (27 October 2022)