Network „Better Regulation and Bureaucracy Reduction“ – Network office

New laws should be easy to understand and apply, should not lead to more bureaucracy and should only regulate what is absolutely necessary, and should create benefits for citizens, business and administration. For better regulation, the new regulations should be based on the principles of necessity, sustainability and economic efficiency. These are the objectives of Baden-Württemberg’s Norm Control Council (Normenkontrollrat Baden-Württemberg) which is now being supported by a network of researchers. The Ministry for Science, Research and Arts Baden-Württemberg (Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg) supports the network’s office from 2019 to 2022, being located at IAW.

The research network should strengthen the exchange between research and policy-making. It should set impulses to improve regulation and administrative action and point out how subsequent costs and expected advantages of new laws can be identified in methodologically sound ways; and how they can be made transparent. The network should contribute to formulating regulation comprehensibly. Besides, the potential of digital solutions should be illustrated, so that for example legislative and administrative procedures can be simplified and communication of authorities with citizens improved.

To the network website