Invitation - Workshop cycle on socio-economic analysis

Header of the The Comitology Newsletter #63 - February 2020

ETI kindly invites you to a cycle of workshops on “How to contribute to EU legislative and regulatory policy-making with socio-economic analysis”. ETI is an EPPA brand.

When the EU legislates and regulates, the policy choices are made based on political vision, science and more and more frequently on socio-economic data. This data – and how it will be used – is sometimes explicitly requested, for example in the context of the REACH regulation. In other cases, the data is not specifically asked, but they can provide high added value and orient decision-making based on the growing requirements in the context of Better Regulation.

There is, however, a big difference between some basic factual information such as employment or turnovers, and a proper socio-economic analysis (SEA) of data to underpin your argumentation in relation to policy choices. The latter is based on a methodology and actually substantiates a policy or regulatory request considerably.

This cycle of workshops wants to shed light on where and how SEAs are relevant as well as on the basics of performing such analyses. Each 90 minutes online workshop will be practical and hands-on allowing adequate time for questions and exchanges.

  • Session #1 on Thursday 28 January 2021, 11.00-12.30 How socio-economic data can provide added value in the context of ex-ante and ex-post impact assessments?

  • Session #2 on Wednesday 10 February 2021, 11.00-12.30 Socio-economic analysis for REACH authorisations

  • Session #3 on Wednesday 24 February 2021, 11.00-12.30 Socio-economic analysis for REACH restrictions

  • Session #4 on Wednesday 31 March 2021, 11.00-12.30 Socio-economic analysis in the context of the classification and labelling of hazardous substances

  • Session #5 on Wednesday 21 April 2021, 11.00-12.30 The added value of socio-economic analysis in regulatory procedures under the Plant Protection Products Regulation and Biocidal Products Regulation

  • Session #6 on Wednesday 5 May 2021, 11.00-12.30 Socio-economic analysis and trade

Register here.

Detailed programme here.

If you have any question, please send an email to

Attendance to the webinar is free but available spaces are limited.

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