What is regulatory reporting and why is it important?

Less than an hour

Course details

Regulatory reporting is an integral part of ensuring the implementation of EU legislation and has significant impacts on the policy cycle. 

Nonetheless, this process faces persistent problems, such as the multiplication of reporting requirements in legislation and the complexity of new technologies. Hence, this online course examines what regulatory reporting is and its importance. It also highlights the benefits of streamlining this process and the principles that could gradually change regulatory reporting practices.

Considering the importance of the topic of developing better legislation for smoother implementation (BLSI), this course is part of the BLSI learning path. Thus, we encourage you to take our short introductory course first.

Target audience

This course is addressed to policymakers, policy officers, service managers and IT officials working in policymaking or in public service delivery within the EU institutions and for public administrations in general.

Learning objectives

  • Be introduced to the concept of regulatory reporting and its key stages.
  • Understand the benefits and challenges linked to a streamlined regulatory reporting process.
  • Be aware of the five key principles allowing a more coordinated approach toward the setting of regulatory requirements.

Offered by

This content is offered by the European Commission. The European Commission is the European Union's politically independent executive arm. It is alone responsible for drawing up proposals for new European legislation, and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the European Union.

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  1. Online course video
  2. Existing public and EC resources on regulatory reporting
  3. Quiz - Test your knowledge
  4. Congratulations! Certificate & Feedback