The Better Regulation Chair (BeReCh) is the result of several years of research and teaching activities intended to contribute to improving the effectiveness of law and regulation, and bring citizens and firms closer to public authorities.

Its focus is on the key European tools of Better Regulation (impact assessment, regulatory burden measurement, ex-post evaluation, consultation), and on the emerging methods to support the regulation effectiveness, from behavioural experiments to artificial intelligence.

All the above is addressed with a theoretical/practical and multidisciplinary approach.

Its path started in 2016 with the awarding of a Jean Monnet Module, then developed in the Jean Monnet Chair on EU Approach to Better Regulation from 2019.

The Module and the Chair have formed together around 600 students (through the courses “EU Approach to Better Regulation” and “Better Regulation Advanced”) and professionals (Alta formazione professionale sulla qualità della regolazione). Moreover, more than 100 of them had the opportunity to implement their knowledge on better regulation in the field, thanks to internship agreements with top-level institutions involved in better regulation (regulator, regulated firm or think tank). Besides, the Chair always continues to mentor its alumni with advice and new opportunities to further their careers.

The gathered wealth of experience and network will now flow in the Amministrazione e qualità della regolazione (undergraduates), the Better Regulation – EMLE (Master’s students) and Alta formazione (professionals) courses. The first two courses are addressed to Italian and International students thanks to the Erasmus and European Master in Law and Economics - EMLE programmes, while the audience for the Alta formazione course has historically attracted the interest of professionals from independent authorities, ministries, regions, and private practitioners.

Lastly, the activities of the Chair go beyond teaching and research thanks to the surrounding network. For instance, the constant publication of research notes (news) on Better Regulation (open to external submissions), the sharing of relevant publications and conferences, the issuing of a quarterly newsletter, and the organisation of dissemination events, such as the Good Regulatory Practice Contest

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