On 16 February 2016, EIOPA published its work programme for 2016.  EIOPA's defined priorities include (a) implementation of Solvency II (in particular, convergence of supervisory practices), (b) whole product life cycle-focussed consumer protection (including thematic reviews), and (d) a pro-active approach to international developments (including working to develop international capital standards). Work on developing/finalising regulatory technical standards and guidance for the packaged retail and insurance-based investment products (PRIIPs) regulation, and sales rules under the Insurance Distribution Directive, will also be a focus.