'Future proofing' EU policies-The why, what and how of stress testing

Briefing 19-07-2021

Governments and policymakers around the world are increasingly stress testing policies to get ‘ahead of the curve’ and to be better equipped in response to plausible futures that may include disruptive events. This EAVA in Action provides an introduction to stress testing and how it could support the work of the European Parliament. The use of stress testing could add value at all stages of the EU legislative cycle and complement existing regulatory policy tools such as ex-ante assessment and ex-post evaluation. It could be applied as an anticipatory governance tool across all policy areas to identify weaknesses and opportunities to reinforce the legislative framework.