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EP-EUI Policy Roundtable: Evidence and Analysis in EU Policy-Making: Concepts, Practice and Governance

Dates:
  • Mon 07 Nov 2016 10.15 - 19.15
  Add to Calendar 2016-11-07 10:15 2016-11-07 19:15 Europe/Paris EP-EUI Policy Roundtable: Evidence and Analysis in EU Policy-Making: Concepts, Practice and Governance

The European Union's popular legitimacy, even more so after the outcome of the UK referendum, depends to a large extent on its effective capacity to successfully deliver good outcomes as a policy-shaper and law-maker. In order to increase both the legitimacy and effectiveness of its action, the European Commission, over the past decade, has continuously stepped up its efforts to integrate stakeholders and concerned citizens in the preparation of new legislation. This practice goes back to its White Paper on European Governance published in July 2001. Concurrently, the European Parliament has, from its side, built up several instruments to scrutinise the Commission's activities, using its own independent sources of evidence and expertise.

Within the preparatory and scrutiny processes of both the Commission and the European Parliament, policy proposals, legislative acts and implementation arrangements are increasingly assessed and evaluated on the basis of factual evidence and statistical data. Such evidence-based monitoring is increasingly recognised as a complex steering mode in itself that resulted from changing governance patterns due to Europeanisation and supranationalisation. In this view, evidence-based policy-making reflects the need to re-structure the interaction of political actors of different institutional origin and political levels and represents an influential policy instrument at the border of the politics and policy dimensions of EU's multilevel legislative process.

The EP-EUI Policy Roundtable takes stock of the recent developments in Parliament's involvement in this sort of evaluation of European governance, including various tools of impact and implementation assessment, scientific evaluation and the policy-oriented use of large data resources. The main purpose of the roundtable is to provide fresh ideas on how to develop a convincing toolbox for setting priorities, including critical assessments of the limits of empirical and data evidence in defining new policies.

This event is organised and funded by the Global Governance Programme.

Please note:
Photos will be taken at this event and may be reproduced by the EUI.
This event may be video recorded and reproduced by the EUI.

Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

The European Union's popular legitimacy, even more so after the outcome of the UK referendum, depends to a large extent on its effective capacity to successfully deliver good outcomes as a policy-shaper and law-maker. In order to increase both the legitimacy and effectiveness of its action, the European Commission, over the past decade, has continuously stepped up its efforts to integrate stakeholders and concerned citizens in the preparation of new legislation. This practice goes back to its White Paper on European Governance published in July 2001. Concurrently, the European Parliament has, from its side, built up several instruments to scrutinise the Commission's activities, using its own independent sources of evidence and expertise.

Within the preparatory and scrutiny processes of both the Commission and the European Parliament, policy proposals, legislative acts and implementation arrangements are increasingly assessed and evaluated on the basis of factual evidence and statistical data. Such evidence-based monitoring is increasingly recognised as a complex steering mode in itself that resulted from changing governance patterns due to Europeanisation and supranationalisation. In this view, evidence-based policy-making reflects the need to re-structure the interaction of political actors of different institutional origin and political levels and represents an influential policy instrument at the border of the politics and policy dimensions of EU's multilevel legislative process.

The EP-EUI Policy Roundtable takes stock of the recent developments in Parliament's involvement in this sort of evaluation of European governance, including various tools of impact and implementation assessment, scientific evaluation and the policy-oriented use of large data resources. The main purpose of the roundtable is to provide fresh ideas on how to develop a convincing toolbox for setting priorities, including critical assessments of the limits of empirical and data evidence in defining new policies.

This event is organised and funded by the Global Governance Programme.

Please note:
Photos will be taken at this event and may be reproduced by the EUI.
This event may be video recorded and reproduced by the EUI.


Location:
Sala Europa, Villa Schifanoia

Affiliation:
Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies

Type:
Roundtable

Organiser:
Wilhelm Lehmann (European Parliament and European University Institute)
Gaby Umbach

Contact:
Mia Saugman - Send a mail

Attachment:
Programme

Links:
Global Governance Programme
EUI Data Protection Policy
 
 

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