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Could a standard clause help to better frame SRCR?

In the last CoP plenary meeting, the need to ensure a proper mix between hard and soft regulation was again mentioned.

Tip of the month: 5 quick steps to post your news or events

New on the CoP platform: share your news or events on self- and co-regulation (SRCR) taking place throughout Europe with the Community!

You can do so in 5 quick steps:

Learnings from the CoP in relation to the Principles for better SRCR

Building on the debates we have been having in the Community since its inception, we have gathered together remarks and concerns raised, in relation to the Principles for better SRCR.

About “Participants” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Participants” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:     

About “Openness” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Openness” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Good faith” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Good faith” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Objectives” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Objectives” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Legal compliance” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Legal compliance” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Iterative improvements” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Iterative improvements” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Monitoring” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Monitoring” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Evaluation” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Evaluation” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Resolving disagreements” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Resolving disagreements” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Financing” (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to the “Financing” Principle (see the full text in the box below) are:

About “Design” - issue that goes beyond the Principles for better SRCR (Learnings from the CoP)

The principle of good design is a condition set out in the Better Regulation Package.  Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to “Design” are:

About “Impact assessment” - issue that goes beyond the Principles for better SRCR (Learnings from the CoP)

In the Better Regulation package the guidelines for impact assessment have been thoroughly reviewed. Since the inception of the Community, the issues raised by CoP participants in relation to “Impact assessment” are:

About “Other issues” that go beyond the Principles for better SRCR (Learnings from the CoP)

Since the inception of the Community, other issues raised by CoP participants that go beyond the current Principles are:

New Principles for Responsible Innovation

Hello everyone,

I am Hilary Sutcliffe from a UK based Not for Profit called MATTER which focuses on Responsible Innovation. 

SRCR is fully acknowledged as one of the policy tools in the Better Regulation Agenda. How can we make the most out of it?

The European Commission recently adopted the Better Regulation (BR) Agenda. Covering the whole policy cycle, it acknowledges the need to combine optimally regulatory and well-designed non-regulatory means.

Tip of the month: 5 quick steps to edit and update your CoP profile

Provide maximum visibility for your activities on the CoP Platform by filling in your profile.

Your suggestions for the next plenary meetings?

Share here the issues that you wish to explore further at the next plenaries...

Follow-up arising from the 4th Plenary Meeting Session on B2B Self-Regulation

We had a fantastic session at the 4th Plenary of the Community of Practice on Better Co- and Self- Regulation. Our firestarters presented two case studies from sectors where a large portion of business is B2B.

Mapping Self- and Co-regulation Approaches in the EU Context

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This report presents a first mapping or inventory of the different approaches to self- and co-regulation (SCR) that can be found within the EU context, in a number of Member States (MS) and international organizations. The report consists of four sections. Whereas the first section provides an introduction to the study, Section 2 provides a detailed overview of the EU approaches to self- and co-regulation.

Successful Partnerships

Quite interesting article on essential principles of success in cooperative voluntarism. We should surely build on these in our various multi-stakeholders partnerships.
 

 

Share your comments and ideas on a future “decision support tool” for starting any SR/CR initiative

One of the key conclusions of the 2nd CoP plenary meeting is that the issue of having the process right from the very beginning is a crucial factor for success. The principles are essential but non-sufficient on their own and their pragmatic application must be enhanced.

Let's innovate the "business of regulation"!

Modern data analytics and decision-making techniques can benefit the regulatory process just as they have benefitted almost every business sector and industry. Today, most companies operate on an iterative cycle, trying to constantly improve the way they perform and better achieve real world outcomes.

Potential areas for future SR/CR actions in e-commerce & retail sectors?

Following the outcome of the CoP Inaugural Meeting and its online interactive follow-up, we have reviewed potential areas for SR/CR actions within the e-commerce and retail sectors.

Follow-up panel 1 of the Inaugural Meeting: Mapping knowledge base

You are invited to start crowding sources in, and enrich our network of knowledge base.  The fields you can mention in your comment may include the name, the author, the publication date, some keywords, a link if any and the type - Data, Analytic, Research, Know-how or Link.

Follow-up panel 2 of the Inaugural meeting: Results on the vote on issues and sectors for attention

 

Members of the CoP platform were invited to select cross-cutting issues and sectors in order to identify the next priority work packages for the Community.

The votes are now closed - thank you very much for your input!

The work of the Community will now be pursued on this basis.

 

 

 

Follow-up panel 3 of the Inaugural meeting: Success factors

You are invited to confirm or add elements, and provide views and comments on the set of identified success factors of self- and co-regulation activities, listed in the attached document.

Scope of discussion/CoP

To get the discussion going - and provide some scope - could EU definitions of "Self- and Co-regulation", as well as "social dialogue" and "standardisation" be posted of the CoP forum/ website? 

Thanks, Andrew

 

OMC +

Open method of coordination (OMC) is primarily about encouraging cooperation, exchange of best practices, agreeing common targets and guidelines among Member States. Commission plays a coordination role.

Is security certification enough for cloud computing?

Regarding cloud, everybody is talking a lot about develop new certification schemes suitable for cloud services, but would they be enough?