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A network of independent regulatory oversight bodies

We are a network of independent European advisory bodies that play a significant role in scrutiny of the impacts of new legislation. On the national level, we advise and challenge our governments on various aspects of better regulation and on the overall regulatory burden. On the international level, we collaborate to achieve the following:

Best Practice sharing

We strive to strengthen our own expertise by exchanging knowledge and sharing best practice.

Better Regulation advocacy

We aim to strengthen the European Union’s approach to better regulation.

Independent Scrutiny promotion

We seek to inform other countries on the added value of independent scrutiny of impact assessments.

Assessing the assessments

We advise our governments on the quality of EU impact assessments.

Furthermore, we collaborate with the Regulatory Scrutiny Board, the independent scrutiny body of the European Commission, and we contribute to the work on oversight of the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee.

RegWatchEurope Members

The board of RegWatchEurope is formed by the chairs of the member-bodies. The board meets regularly in the country chairing the network that year. In 2022, Czechia chairs RegWatchEurope.

Scrutiny bodies that meet our membership criteria are welcomed as members of RWE; others may apply for observer status. If you are interested in joining us, please use the contact details above in the first instance. More information on the network can be found on the respective national websites above.