25 years of the EEA Agreement – conference – 14 June 2019

Spring Conferences

On Friday 14 June 2019, the EFTA Court and the EFTA Surveillance Authority held a conference, celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the EEA Agreement, at Concert Noble in the heart of Brussels’ European District.


The conference was well attended, with over 300 registered participants, including members of EFTA States’ supreme courts, the EU institutions, representatives from governments, business associations and trades unions, practitioners and academics.


After a short opening ceremony, the conference was divided into three panels. The first panel, titled “the EEA Agreement – 25 years and still going strong”, took a closer look at the past, the present and the future of the EEA Agreement, what makes the EEA a success, and how it compares to other models of integration. The second panel focused on competition and consumers in the EEA, elaborating on what 25 years of EEA competition rules have delivered to consumers, and the continued role of the EEA institutions in this regard. The final panel, “People at work in the EEA”, examined how EEA law affects and reflects the changing work environment, what challenges and opportunities have arisen for EEA citizens in the workplace over the last 25 years, and what part EEA law plays in the changes we have seen and those to come.


For the programme, please click here



Gallery of photographs


Photos by Oystein Solvang