Who Are We

We are a network of independent European advisory bodies that play a significant role in scrutinising the impacts of new legislation.

On the national level, we advise and challenge our governments on various aspects of better regulation and regulatory burden. As a network, we organise workshops and exchange best practices.

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

RegWatchEurope Members

Currently, the network has 8 members. The chairs and secretariats of the member bodies regularly meet in the country chairing the network. In 2024, the Dutch Advisory Board on Regulatory Burden chairs RWE.

Advisory Board on Regulatory Burden ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ

Advisory Board on Regulatory Burden (ATR)

Danish Business Regulation Forum ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ฐ

Established in 2019 as an independent entity, the Danish Business Regulation Forum (DBRF) advises the Danish government on how both existing and prospective national business regulation and business regulation from EU can be implemented in the least burdensome way by making recommendations to government. The recommendations are made public, as is the response from government that follows a โ€œcomply or explainโ€ principle.

Finnish Council of Regulatory Impact Analysis ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ฎ

The Finnish Council of Regulatory Impact Analysis (FCRIA) is responsible for issuing statements on government proposals and their regulatory impact assessments. In its analysis, the Council adopts a holistic perspective, taking into account economic, environmental and social impacts.

National Regulatory Control Council ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช

The National Regulatory Control Council (NKR) was established in 2006 as an independent body of experts to advise the Federal Government, the German Bundestag and the Bundesrat on reducing bureaucracy and improving legislation. The NKR consists of ten honorary members and is organizationally located at the Federal Ministry of Justice.

Norwegian Better Regulation Council ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ด

Established in 2016, The Norwegian Better Regulation Council is an arms-length oversight body under the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries. The Council issues advisory statements to proposals for new regulation of the business sector at the stage of public consultation.

Regulatory Impact Assessment Board ๐Ÿ‡จ๐Ÿ‡ฟ

Established in 2011 as a permanent working body of the Government Legislative Council, the Czech Regulatory Impact Assessment Board (RIAB) focuses on the scrutiny of selected impact assessments accompanying draft legislation proposed by the Czech government.

Swedish Better Regulation Council ๐Ÿ‡ธ๐Ÿ‡ช

The Swedish Better Regulation Council (SBRC) scrutinises the quality of, and issues opinions on, regulatory impact assessments of proposals that may have significant effects on businesses.

Regulatory Policy Committee ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC)

Scrutiny bodies that meet our membership criteria are welcomed to join RWE; others may apply for observer status. If you are interested in joining us, please contact us in the first instance.