The Competitiveness Council (COMPET) is a configuration of the Council of the European Union[1] that meets at least four times a year. This council brings together ministers responsible for trade, economy, industry, research and innovation and space from all the EU member states.[2] It deals with four policy areas: internal market, industry, research and innovation and space.

This council was created in June 2002 through the merging of three previous configurations (Internal Market, Industry and Research).


  1. ^ "The Council of the European Union - Consilium".
  2. ^ "Countries". 2016-07-05.