Better Regulation – EMLE

OVERVIEW


  • Better Regulation is a multidisciplinary course of 20 hours.
  • The course deals with the notion of better regulation and with the tools necessary to attain it. The course covers all stages of the regulatory process and examines not merely how regulation ought to be carried out and evaluated, but also how it may be enriched by behavioural insight in order to draft more effective regulation and enforcement strategies. A transnational approach is followed which adopts the EU experience as the main model for national and sub-national decision-makers.
  • Lectures: Better regulation tools; Impact assessment; Consultation in impact assessment and rule-making; Regulation and competition; Assessing regulation; Cognitive-based regulation and enforcement strategies.
  • Current regulatory challenges seminars: highly qualified experts from the EMLE associated partners and the OCDE will join the class, sharing their field experience on better regulation.

GENERAL AND INTERACTIVE CALENDAR 
The following calendar can be added to your personal google calendar by clicking at the bottom right-hand corner.



2023


DETAILED PROGRAMME TO BE ANNOUNCED IN MARCH/APRIL 2023


2022


1

 - Better regulation tools

2

 - Cognitive-based regulation

3

 - Consultations in impact assessment and rule-making

4

 - Regulatory clinic: participation to the EC public Consultation on the cybersecurity of digital products and ancillary services

5

 - Impact assessment (at home assignment on fictional IA: deadline 25)

6

- The role of the European Parliament in Impact Assessment: conversation with J. Rustige, former EMLE student, trainee at the Ex ante Impact Assessment Unit of the European Parliament, former trainee at LEAR

- Assessing regulation

7

  - Current regulatory challenges seminar:  Risk assessment and machine learning in enforcement controls, F. Blanc, OECD Senior Policy Analyst, and H. Shankar, OECD consultant and former EMLE student

8

 - Conversation with A. Bogucki (consultant at CEPS and former EMLE student) on Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (feedback on the fictional IA)

 - Regulation and competition


2021


 

1

Better regulation tools in the pandemic times: how to find the balance?

2

Impact assessment 

3

Consultation in impact assessment and rule-making

4

 Roundtable debate: “Regulating Digital Platforms: Who, Why, How»

5

Assessing regulation

6

Cognitive-based regulation and enforcement strategies

7

Current regulatory challenges seminar: Regulating online hate speech: how to address the monitoring challenge with the Impact assessment (M.L. Mariniello AGCOM and H. Shankar former EMLE student and AGCOM intern)

8

Current regulatory challenges seminar: Risk assessment and machine learning in enforcement controls (F. Blanc, OECD Senior Policy Analyst, and Margarita Escobar, OECD consultant and former EMLE student)

9

Current regulatory challenges seminar: Regulating the use of artificial intelligence (A. Renda, CEPS)

 10

Regulation and competition


2020


 

1

Tools to improve the quality of law and regulation

2

Impact Assessment

3

Assessing regulation

4

Case study. Burdens assessment and IA in electronic communication sector (Maria Luce Mariniello AGCOM)

 

Seminar: removing obstacles to COVID 19 crisis response. The regulatory perspective (F. Blanc OECD)

5

Regulation and competition

6

Cognitive-based regulation and enforcement strategies

7

Cognitive-based IA

8

Consultation

9

Case study. Enhancing enforcement strategies: risk assessment in self-certification controls (Florentin Blanc and Margarita Escobar, OECD consultant and former EMLE student)

10

Paper presentations


REFERENCES



WHO TEACHES THE CLASS?


  • The course is given by Nicoletta Rangone, professor of Administrative Law and Jean Monnet chair holder on EU approach to Better Regulation 

  • Highly qualified experts from the EMLE associated partners and the OCDE will also join the class, sharing their field experience on better regulation.


ASSESSMENT


Exercises

The in-class exercises represent the 25 % of the final mark.

Exercises concerning the solution of regulatory problems are assigned at the end of the majority of the lectures. For instance, students might be asked to critically analyse an impact assessment of a regulatory proposal or to take part in a real consultation proceeding. In 2021, the class participated in the EC Consultation on the "Declaration of Digital Principles - the European way for the digital society". The contribution of the class has been published (reference number F2636378) in the “have your say” single access point and is listed among the contributors in the Communication from the Commission to the European Parliament and Council on establishing a European declaration on Digital Rights and Principles (p. 37).  

These exercises are uploaded on google classroom and normalized to 0-10 points.

According to their complexity, their weight is divided as follows:

  • BeRe Tools in-class exercise 10%
  • Cognitive based regulation in-class exercise 10%
  • Regulatory clinic: participation in an EC consultation process 30 %
  • Impact Assessment in-class exercise 10 %
  • Home assignment on fictional Impact Assessment 30 %
  • Regulation and competition in-class exercise 10 %

The correct answer is uploaded in the classroom or discussed at the beginning of the following class.


Final assessment

The final assessment represents the 75 % of the final mark.

The final assessment should be prepared on the PowerPoint presentations and readings provided during the course. Students are asked to solve problems related to major class topics. It is written and is meant to verify the understanding and acquisition of critical thinking skills.

It is graded from 0 to 10.


Final mark

75% final assessment + 25% exercises


INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Excellent professional contacts are provided thanks to internship opportunities with EMLE associated partners, i.e. AGCOM (the Italian authority for electronic communication regulation and supervision)CONSOB (the Italian authority for financial markets regulation and supervision)GSE (the Italian public-owned company responsible for the promotion of renewable resources)LEAR (a specialized economic consultancy that offers services in the field of competition policy,  regulation and  procurement)CIMEA - Centro Informazioni Mobilità Equivalenze Accademiche

EMLE students might also profit from other internship opportunities listed here.

Job opportunities might come from invited experts as well. For instance, four EMLE students are currently working for the OECD and at the ASTRID foundation.


CONTACTS


CHAIRHOLDER


Nicoletta Rangone
(n.rangone@lumsa.it)


TUTOR
TBA