During the last ten years, the European Union has built experience in using impact assessment to appraise policy proposals. Most of the research and debates on this policy instrument have focused on whether the officials at the Commission have learned how to use impact assessment tools like problem definition, alternatives to traditional legislation, economic analysis, and techniques of valuation. Less is known about what the EU as a complex organisation has learned because of impact assessment.
Who has learned what, how, and for what purposed by using impact assessment? The conference will explore different dimensions of this question, and air options for the future development of regulatory reform in the EU. It is jointly sponsored by CEPS and the project Analysis of Learning in Regulatory Governance, funded by the European Research Council and carried out by the University of Exeter.
Click here to download the programme. Participation in this event is free of charge.