On February 12, a conference on the topic “The Road to Regulatory Impact Assessment in Portugal was held at ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics & Management. The conference was organized by the Portuguese Centro de Competências Jurídicas do Estado – JurisAPP and the OECD .
The first presentation was done by Tiago Antunes, the Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers on the programme “Custa Quanto? – Fazer Contas à Lei”. Then followed a presentation on “The role of the OECD and the EC Structural Reform Support Service in the project”, done jointly by Kaspar Richter (European Commission Structural Reform Support Service) and Nikolai Malyshev (Head of the OECD Regulatory Policy Division).
Afterwards, Stephan Naundorf, from the German Regulatory Policy Committee, talked about the “German experience on RIA.”
The last presentation of the morning was conducted by Manuel Cabugueira, Coordinator of the Portuguese Technical Unit for Legislative Impact Assessment – JurisAPP, about the Regulatory Impact Assessement (RIA) and
the programme “Custa Quanto? – Fazer Contas à Lei” experiences in Portugal.
After lunch break, Daniel Trnka and Eric Thomson, from the OECD Regulatory Policy Division, took over and spoke about the “OECD overview about the Portuguese experience – Approaches and Perspectives”.
Bruno Damásio, an OECD external consultant, spoke afterwards about “The usage of statistics to review and improve the Regulatory Impact Assessment system in Portugal”.
Finally, a panel composed by Nikolai Malyshev, Stephan Naundorf, João Tiago Silveira (School of Law, University of Lisbon and ICJP) and Pedro Simões Coelho (Nova IMS, Nova Univeristy of Lisbon) discussed the topic “RIA – The road ahead”, with Manuel Cabugueira as moderator.
It was a very fruitful conference and it promoted an interesting debate on the RIA topic.