About this initiative


The Commission will take stock of its better regulation policy with a particular focus on evaluations, impact assessments, and consultations. The aim is to see how well the policy and these instruments are working, identify the strengths and weaknesses of the current system, and develop suggestions for improvement.

Institutional affairs
Type of act


Feedback: closed
Feedback period
02 May 2018 - 30 May 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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  • Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK e.V.) (Germany)
    30 May 2018 Business association
    Association of German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (DIHK e.V.) (Germany)

    With the Better Regulation Guidelines, the Commission has made comprehensive provisions for the preparation of legislative proposals. They take up many aspects which the DIHK also suggested in the past. The DIHK supports the Commission's concern to review the progress on the implementation of the Better Regulation agenda and to further improve impact assessments and the stakeholder dialogue. The DIHK takes part in this first feedback round on...

  • Impact Assessment Institute (Belgium)
    30 May 2018 Academic/research institution
    Impact Assessment Institute (Belgium)

    The IAI is an independent foundation with the mission to scrutinise impartially the evidence presented for legislation, in particular European Commission Impact Assessments (IAs). We have no guiding policy goal or orientation and are therefore in a unique position to comment on the efficacy of the European Commission’s Better Regulation procedures and practices. In particular our studies on individual IAs and our more general studies into...

  • ECPA - European Crop Protection Association (Belgium)
    30 May 2018 Business association
    ECPA - European Crop Protection Association (Belgium)

    ECPA welcome this opportunity to provide feedback on the Better Regulation stocktaking roadmap. The Better Regulation guidelines and toolbox published in 2015, provided a welcomed clarity to stakeholders about how EU policies are designed and evaluated. The announced changes promoting transparency, engagement of stakeholders in all steps of decision making, reduction of regulatory burdens, quality assurance and improved procedures, met the...

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Feedback period
17 July 2018 - 23 October 2018 (midnight Brussels time)
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First quarter 2019

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