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Single Market Programme

About the programme

The €4.2 billion Single Market Programme will strengthen the governance of the EU single market. It will help to

  • make the internal market work better with measures including improved market surveillance, problem-solving support to citizens and business, and enhanced competition policy
  • boost the competitiveness of businesses, in particular small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs)
  • develop effective European standards and international financial and non-financial reporting and auditing standards
  • give even higher protection to consumers
  • maintain a high level of food safety
  • produce and disseminate high-quality statistics

The programme brings many activities together under one coherent umbrella to reduce overlaps. It focuses investment where it will have most impact.

Programme web site

Funding opportunities

Calls for proposal

Open and upcoming calls for proposal under the Single Market Programme.

Budget and performance

Includes performance highlights, key performance indicators, and the performance framework and assessment.

Programme performance webpage

Programme features

Programme duration


Lead Directorate-General
Predecessor programme

COSME, European Statistical Programme (ESP), Reporting and Auditing, Enhancing consumers involvement in the EU policy making in the field of financial services, Food and Feed, Consumer Programme

Management mode

Direct and indirect management

MFF heading

Single Market, Innovation and Digital


Single Market

Climate contribution

No target set in the legal basis ()

Total budget 2021-2027

€ 4.21 billion () (current prices)

Relevant regulation

Regulation (EU) 2021/690 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 April 2021 establishing a programme for the internal market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics (single market programme) and repealing Regulations (EU) No 99/2013, (EU) No 1287/2013, (EU) No 254/2014 and (EU) No 652/2014 (OJ L 153, 3.5.2021, p. 1).