It is now nearly two years since the 2010 Communication on Smart Regulation in the EU and the Commission is in the process of taking stock of the progress made and drawing lessons from its experience. To provide input to this process, the Secretariat-General of the Commission launched a consultation on the implementation of Smart Regulation in the EU on the 27th of June.
The consultation is aimed at hearing the views and suggestions of all interested citizens and stakeholders. It focusses on how to improve the quality and relevance of proposed and existing EU legislation, to make implementation more effective, and to ensure that the views of those affected by it are better taken into account. The consultation also focusses on how the European institutions and Member States can best collaborate to achieve the goals of smart regulation.
The Commission has clearly stated that in order to achieve the Smart Regulation objectives, evaluation must play a stronger role in the policy process. The consultation poses several questions about the role of evaluation, asking for views on existing processes and stakeholder involvement.
As mentioned above, all citizens and stakeholders are invited to participate in this exercise.
The consultation is open until 21 September and is available here.
The filled-in questionnaire should be sent back to email@example.com.
ECHO has published a call for expression of interest in the area of evaluation of humanitarian aid activities.
The deadline for submission of applications is 2nd December 2013.
Each year, an indicative Evaluation Programme is established after a consultative process with the EU Humanitarian Aid Committee.
This programme is flexible and can be adapted to include evaluations not foreseen in the initial programme, in response to particular events or changing circumstances.