The Commission-convened Expert Group prepared a series of detailled Working Papers on the SE Directive.The Expert Group was set up at the request of the Council and was composed of national experts and social affairs counsellors in order to provide a forum for discussing the arrangements for the transpostion of the SE Directive into national legislation. Available in EN and FR.

The Expert Group had informal status, and the role of the Commission was limited to supporting the group. The final document consists of the conclusions of the Expert Group (WP 1) and 21 different working papers.