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This course is an intensive practical introduction to impact assessment in EU decision-making. It will show you why impact assessment has become an increasingly important part of the policy-making and legislative processes in the EU. You will discuss the key analytical steps followed by the European Commission in preparing an impact assessment, and you will become familiar with the main quantitative and qualitative tools available. Finally, it gives you a forum for considering the opportunities for stakeholder and Member State input into the preparation of European Commission impact assessments, as well as the inter-institutional dimensions and challenges.
How you will learn
The seminar includes a combination of presentations, guest lectures, case studies and, most importantly, group exercises. You will also benefit from experience exchanges with your fellow participants.
What you will gain
You will gain a practical understanding of this increasingly important policy development tool. You will therefore be better equipped to participate directly in such processes, and you will be able to provide input into the exercises carried out by the EU institutions as part of the elaboration of EU legislation.
Who will benefit
Officials from ministries and agencies who are responsible for following policy dossiers at the EU level.
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
The fee includes documentation, two lunches, one reception/dinner and refreshments. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
EIPA offers a 10% 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, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
Lunches and the reception will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed registration form.
Prior payment is a condition for participation. Please indicate the method of payment on the registration form.
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants. EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.). The mention of a speaker’s name in the programme does not commit EIPA. In the event that an announced speaker does not appear, EIPA will do its utmost to find a suitable replacement.