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Introduction to the Better Regulation Agenda

Learn how to design, manage and monitor high-quality ex post evaluations and communicate the results of high-quality ex ante impact assessments.

About this course

What you will learn in this course:

  • the key concepts of Better Regulation (BR) and how they are applied across the policymaking cycle.
  • how the BR tools are used in practice in the European Commission (EC).
  • how Member States (MSs) implement the Better Regulation Agenda and gain insight into the challenges and pitfalls of different modalities.

Course methodology/highlights

The course will be led by experts who have decades of both research and practical experience in evaluation in an EU context and beyond.

The course delivery will combine interactive presentations, showcasing practical examples, quick polls to consolidate concepts and quick group exercises.

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Understand the concept of policy cycle and how it is implemented in the EU
  • Have an overview of the better regulation instruments namely Impact Assessments and evaluations
  • Understand the principle of subsidiarity and how this can become a workable tool for MSs
  • Gain insights on how Member states (MSs) assess, monitor and evaluate legislation. What are the common pitfalls, what are the good practices.

You will be given the slides, as well as additional learning material and online resources, to help you apply your new knowledge and skills to your work.

This Introductory course is one of 5 courses we are currently offering in the context of the Better Regulation agenda.

Are you interested in taking a different course please click below:

Regulatory ex post Evaluations | Regulatory Impact Assessments | Stakeholder Consultation in the Context of Better Regulation | Introduction to Strategic Foresight – From Anticipating Surprise to Robust Strategy

Target group

Public officials, civil servants and policy analysts who work in government or parliamentary institutions, in EU Member States or candidate countries, similar to the following:

  • ‘Better Regulation’ committees / programmes
  • centres for research and analysis
  • bureaucracy reduction agencies
  • budget offices
  • councils for regulatory impact assessments

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Programme Organiser
Ms Eveline Hermens
Tel: +31 43 3296259
e.hermens@eipa.eu

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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Project leader

Nikolaos Sarris

Evaluations and Impact Assessments

Programme

08.45Registration of participants
09.00Welcome and introduction to the course
Presentation of lecturers and seminar objectives
Nikolaos Sarris, Evaluation Expert and Miranda Lovell Prescod, Researcher, EIPA
Better regulation policy cycle – introductory module
09.15Introduction to the better regulation policy cycle – theory, principles and standards
Better regulation is about policymaking in an open and transparent manner. The first session of this training will cover the key concepts and principles of better regulation). We will introduce the policymaking cycle and its sequential phases. We will showcase how the policy cycle is implemented in the European Commission and by way of illustration we will follow the trajectory of a real-life legal act from planning to implementation.
10.00Introduction to BR instruments
In this session, we will present the key concepts and principles of regulatory impact assessments and evaluations. We will introduce the principles of stakeholder consultation. We will touch upon the relevant methodologies and tools in line with current practices in the European Commission.
11.00Coffee break
11.15Implementing the BR agenda in Member States: The principle of subsidiarity
Regulatory impact assessments result in policy proposals that should conform with the principle of subsidiarity. In this session we will examine how this principle could become a workable tool for Member States, to bring Europe closer to the governments and citizens. This requires greater involvement by national, regional and local stakeholders, and a better understanding of the relevance of the principle for all of them.
Gracia Vara Arribas, EU law and Governance expert, EIPA
12.30Good practices in MSs – common pitfalls and lessons learned
In this session, we will present how Member States at governmental or parliamentary level apply the better regulation agenda in practice. We will highlight a few examples of interesting tailor-made features embedded within MSs regulatory systems. Moreover, we will consider the common pitfalls throughout the policy cycle.
13.00End of the Introductory course

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Introduction to the Better Regulation Agenda

10 May 2023
Online
English

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

SKU: 2320301
Register before: 3 May 2023
 300 per attendee
 270 for EIPA members
Early bird 20% off
Register before 15 Mar 2023

Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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SKU: 2320301
Register before: 3 May 2023

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