This explorative study maps the different approaches to self- and co-regulation in global, EU and national context. It was undertaken for the European Commission (DG Connect) by a researchers’ team from Utrecht University/RENFORCE (the Utrecht Centre for Shared Regulation and Enforcement in Europe).

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Friday, 13 March, 2015
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Prof.Dr. L.A.J. Senden, Dr. E. Kica, M. Hiemstra, LL.M and K. Klinger, MA

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. It reflects on the extent to which the Commission considers the use of SCR as a suitable option to improve the quality of European legislation and policy-making, and contribute to achieving the goals of the Better Regulation and Smart Regulation policies. This section also explores the definitions given to SCR under these policies as well as the conditions that are set for their use. Where possible, conclusions are drawn as of whether these policies reflect a changing approach to the use of SCR.

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nkicaevi's picture

Mapping SCR approaches in the EU context

One of the main issues arising from the "Mapping SCR approaches in the EU context" is that there are not so many information/data regarding the use and the general role of the co- and self-regulation within the national regulatory traditions. Furthermore, more information is needed on the policy areas and the implications that SCR initiatives have. It would be helpful therefore is we could share information and experiences on whether and how different countries in Europe have made use of SCR approaches in relevant policy areas?

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Legitimacy issues related to the development of SCR arrangements

Share your comments or ideas on the legitimacy issues that can be observed with the development of SCR arrangements in practice?

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nsutclhi's picture

Rather hoping for a visual map!

Hello, this does look interesting, but mapping to me tends to build an expectation of a map! I was rather hoping for a visual representation of the areas, which could be done by country and by strategic purpose and cut in various other way perhaps? There are lots of info graphic approaches which could perhaps be developed on this one which would be more accessible.

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