7 May 2014
The Netherlands

The Dutch Ministry of Economic Affairs and Actal (The Dutch Advisory Board on Regulatory Burden) host a conference on smart regulation, supported by the European Commission. The aim of the conference is to discuss what is needed for a successful Smart regulation policy and which obstacles national stakeholders face that need to be addressed on EU level.


  • Mr. Henk Kamp, Ministery of Conomic Affairs of the Netherlands
  • Dr. Edmund Stoiber, Chair of the High Level Group on Administrative Burden
  • Dr. Marianne Klingbeil, Deputy Secretary General of the European Commission
  • Mr. Bernard Wientjes, Chair of VNO-NCW (Dutch Employers Organisation)
  • Mr. Jan ten Hoopen, Chair of Actal

After the plenary session five parallel workshop sessions will be held. In these workshops we will go more in-depth on the following topics.

  • Future of EU smart regulation policy 2014 – 2019
  • Subsidiarity and proportionality
  • Getting a grip on the details (comitology)
  • Stakeholders consulation
  • Multi level governance

Prime Minister Mark Rutte will close the conference around 17hrs30 after which there will be a closing drink (until 19hrs00).

Practical information
Date:                7 May 2014
Time:              13.30 – 17.30
Location:      The Hague, The Netherlands
Languages:   Dutch and English (simultaneous translation)

Further information will be announced later.