Based on your request

Brussels or at your office in Europe

Prof. Alberto ALEMANNO
Mr. András BANETH
Ms. Elke Ballon (European Parliament)
Mr. Erik Akse (former European Commission expert)

12 Participants

based on your needs

Impact Assessment and Comitology: Stakeholders and Advocacy

New Comitology (‘delegated acts’ and ‘implementing measures’) offers promising avenues for advocacy for pharma, food, energy and many other businesses.

Impact assessments, a seemingly ‘black box’ procedure by the European Commission, are gaining ground: in 2013 such studies will be conducted also for most ‘new comitology’ acts.

Learn how to make an impact in our exclusive 1-day course!

Course objective

The course, held by senior European public affairs practitioners in the field and policy makers from the European Commission and the European Parliament, provides an advanced training on the growing use of impact assessments from a practical perspective. After introducing the rules governing both legislative and non-legislative files (comitology), it looks at how these are adopted, the timelines, where can stakeholders represent their interests and which advocacy methods have the highest impact.

An exclusive dinner where a guest speaker will provide a keynote on key trends in EU affairs and regulatory matters, will provide an opportunity for a less formal exchange of views and for further Q&A.

Participants are coming from the health, food, pharmaceutical, energy, environment, trade and other sectors which are all affected by impact assessments in each phase of the EU decision-making cycle.


Overview of the EU regulatory procedures (‘new comitology’) (Mr. Andras Baneth)

• The role of the European Commission, European Parliament, Council of Ministers
• Delegated acts & implementing measures in 2013: how it works today

Coffee & networking break

Impact Assessments: the European Commission’s perspective (Mr. Erik Akse)

• The institutional setting
• How impact assessments are conducted
• The IA guidelines
• How EU officials work and perceive IAs
• Current practices

How EU ‘impact assessments’ work in practice (Dr. Alberto Alemanno)

• Rationale & procedure used
• Timeline, key players, stakeholder input
• Methodology, scrutiny and advocacy opportunities

Lunch with Ms. Elke Ballon from the European Parliament (EP)

• The new EP ‘impact assessment’ unit’s role and reason for its creation
• How to work with impact assessments from the EP’s perspective
• Regulatory issues and impact assessment: converging areas

Interactive simulation via a case study: advocacy techniques for regulatory specialists

Facilitated by Dr. Alberto Alemanno, Professor of Law

Operational conclusions & award of certificates

End of the Seminar



Based on your needs, we are flexible to organise the course at your office anywhere in Europe.

Maximum Participants: 12 participants.

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