Implementation of EU Law at National Level: A Practical Guide

13-16/Nov/2017  •  Luxembourg

Project Leader
Peter Goldschmidt
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Through a combination of presentations, case studies and group work, discussions and exchanges of experience, this workshop provides a practice oriented overview as well as tools and skills in response to political, legal, economical, process and managerial questions related to implementation of EU policies and law at the level of the Member States.

To allow participants the highest possible degree of attending training tailor-made to their interests and needs, the programme is divided into two separate two-day modules, each of which can be attended separately, or which can be attended together.
  • The first module focuses on the implementation obligations, the law approximation process, strategies for and national coordination of the law approximation efforts, notification to the Commission and the consequences of non-, incomplete or late implementation.
  • Introducing the European Smart Regulation Strategy, the second module is dedicated to pre-implementation impact assessment and evaluation of implemented legislation.

How will it help you?
In addition to providing a better understanding of national and the Commission’s needs with respect to the implementation of European Union legislation, the workshop:
  • provides methodologies and practical tools necessary to ensure compliance with EU membership obligations;
  • provides guidance on how to balance domestic and supra-national political interests on the one hand, and constitutional and legal requirements on the other;
  • introduces the ‘European Smart Regulation’ and how Impact Assessment supports better regulation, including tools and methodologies to identify and measure the impact of transposition of EU legislation at the national level.

Who will most benefit?
Mid-level managers, officials and experts from ministries, central and regional agencies and authorities responsible for or involved in drafting, coordinating and/or implementing European Union legislation at the national level.