International cooperation

One of the roles of the Norwegian Better Regulation Council is to follow technical developments and practices within the fields of regulation and regulatory simplification, and to provide information and general guidance to promote effective regulation. We cooperate with other European oversight bodies through the RegWatchEurope network, and serve on the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee as a member of the Norwegian delegation.

RegWatchEurope

We cooperate with other European oversight bodies through the RegWatchEurope network. RegWatchEurope is a network of independent oversight bodies that play a significant role in scrutinising the impacts of new legislation. Through RegWatchEurope, the national oversight bodies aim to support iniatives that promotes simplification in EEA-/EU-members states, and promote better regulation. In addition, the network facilitates the exchange of expertise and sharing of experience and best practice.

RegWatchEurope also collaborates with the European Commission’s Regulatory Scrutiny Board and other European regulatory oversight bodies.

OECD Regulatory Policy Committee

We serve on the OECD Regulatory Policy Committee as a member of the Norwegian delegation.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) now has 36 member states. The organisation’s motto is to “Build better policies for better lives”. The goal is to shape policies that foster prosperity, equality, opportunity and well-being for all. The OECD has a number of committees in different policy areas, where representatives of member states meet and cooperate with the OECD Secretariat and each other on specific issues.

Within regulatory policy, the OECD carries out advanced work in a number of areas including: administrative simplification; regulatory compliance and enforcement; regulatory impact assessment; transparency and communication; and alternatives to regulation through the Regulatory Policy Committee.

The OECD Council created the Regulatory Policy Committee (RPC) in 2009 to assist member and non-member economies in building and strengthening their regulatory reform efforts. It is a platform to help countries adapt regulatory policies, tools and institutions, learning from each other’s experience.

One of the key topics in the committee’s work in recent years has been the challenges that digitalization and new technology create for government’s regulatory work and how we can meet these in the future.