The Market Parties Platform is a cooperation of energy industry associations in the Central West European electricity market (including the Benelux, Austrian, France and German market). Main goal of this cooperation is to actively promote the forming of an integrated CWE electricity market and efficient coupling with the surrounding regions. This will increase efficiency of the market and will therefore bring benefits to the electricity consumers in this region. The work is strongly linked with Eurelectric.
Important process for market integration in the region is the ERGEG regional initiative, in which the energy regulators in the region work on market integration together. The Market Parties Platform is also involved in the Pentalateral Energy Forum founded by the governments in the region. Focus of this Forum is to increase security of supply and to implement day ahead market coupling. All involved parties have committed themselves to this in a Memorandum of Understanding signed on 6 June 2007.