|Seven Steps to Better Regulation|
ERA's "Seven Steps to Better Regulation" are based on the European Commission's standards for "Better Regulation", which were published in 2002 and can be downloaded here.
As each step is undertaken it should be simultaneously described in a document available at all stages to all stakeholders. Omission of any one step can invalidate subsequent steps and the legitimacy of final actions and solutions.
The seven steps to better regulation should be adopted by all European regulatory institutions, including the European Commission, the European Parliament and the European Union (EU) Council of Ministers. Rigorous impact assessments, evaluating the effect of proposed legislation both on the EU's goals of ensuring more and better jobs for EU citizens and on directly affected industries and their customers and employees, should be performed whenever significant changes are proposed by any institution.
It is unacceptable that there is no process at present whereby EU legislators are made aware of the impacts of the final version of legislation that they adopt. This situation would be unacceptable in the many EU member states which have embraced obligatory principles for better regulation.
ERA's "seven steps for better regulation" were adopted by the High Level Group appointed by the European Commission in 2006 to recommend the way forward for European aviation legislation. They are repeated verbatim in the High Level Group's report published in 2007.