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Verksamt.se is the Swedish point of single contact for services. This is where you can find information about and submit electronic applications for the authorisations that may be required to sell services in Sweden.
The EU Services Directive, implemented in Sweden through the Act and Regulation on services in the internal market, aims to remove barriers within the internal market for cross-border services and ensure high-quality services.
Authorities may not stipulate requirements which discriminate against the provision of services on grounds such as nationality or place of residence. They must also ensure that requirements are proportionate and necessary on grounds of public policy, public security, public health and the protection of the environment.
For example, there is normally no legislation in EU countries which require a certain nationality, where the company should have its registered office, form of establishment, financial guarantees, insurance or membership of professional organisations in another EU country. This is subject to the condition that the company is already established in an EU country.
The Services Directive contains provisions concerning national points of single contact which are required to inform companies and self-employed persons of the applicable requirements in order to provide their services in the various Member States and to simplify procedures, in particular authorisation schemes, which must be capable of being carried out electronically and at a distance.
The electronic point of single contact in Sweden is verksamt.se, for which the Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth is responsible. The service Submit information and apply for authorisation provides general information concerning authorisation and other formal requirements required to access and provide services in Sweden. There are direct links to specific information and application forms with the competent authorities (municipalities, County Administrative Boards and public sector agencies). The site also provides information on dispute resolution and the contact details of advisers in your region. The service can also be used by Swedish service providers.
Other EU Member States, as well as Norway, Iceland and Liechtenstein, have similar information and services in their national single points of contact. The single points of contact cooperate under the EUGO network. More information and direct links to all points of single contact can be found on the European Commission’s website
Responsible: Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth