The process of good regulation drafting

In drafting regulations and policies, we strive to follow the principles of better regulation as closely as possible: stakeholder consultation, implementation of regulatory impact assessment (environment, economy, social affairs, finance, administration, etc.),
eliminating administrative barriers and reducing administrative burdens, simplifying legislation, monitoring and evaluation.

On the process of drafting better regulation

The resolution on normative activity in 2009 is a commitment by the government and public servants in preparation of regulations to take into account the main principles of good legislative policy, the need for legal regulation, self-limitation, proportionality, accountability, accessibility, simplification and transparency in the preparation of regulations and policies. In the preparation of regulations and policies, we expect a consistent implementation of audits

to the economy, (in particular to small and medium-sized enterprises and the competitiveness of enterprises), the environment (for example, air quality, water and water resources, plant health, animals food safety for people and animals, etc.), social (for example, employment and the labor market, social inclusion and the protection of certain groups, public health and safety, etc.), public finance and the administrative and administrative part of the state administration.


In accordance with the Rules of Procedure of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, the Government determines its main priorities for a certain period with the Government's work program and budgetary documents. The government adopts the Government's work program for the coming year by the end of the calendar year. How the work program is designed, complemented, and what it contains can be read below. Guidelines and a guide form for preparing the starting points for the preparation of regulation are also available.

Assessment of the situation, problem identification and search for alternative solutions

Regulatory impact assessment starts with the establishment and precise definition of the problem, which requires timely, appropriate and effective conduct by the competent authorities. Based on the problems identified, we set goals and identify possible alternative ways to achieve these goals. Useful information and guidance on basic issues that need to be asked when analyzing the situation, how to set goals, setting indicators, and alternative options for solving the problem can be found below.

Stakeholder consultation

The main mission of public administration is to effectively provide public services for people. This can only be done if people can actually participate, are being listened to, with their opinions taken into account. Therefore, to form deliberate and effective regulation, it’s absolutely necessary to involve the public in the drafting process. How consultation with stakeholders is regulated by the Resolution on normative activity and the Rules of the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, as well as the objectives, main stages, methods and tools for consultation, can be found below.

Preliminary Impact Assessment

The purpose of the preliminary impact assessment is to deconstruct the problem; for example, what is the cause or problem and what is the consequence, which effects are direct and which are indirect. In the context of impact assessment, we analyze the adequacy of measures in terms of their impact on the fulfillment of certain objectives. The methodological guidelines and instructions are available below.


The monitoring of policies relates to the observation of implementation of public policies in order to justify the necessary corrections on the basis of deviation from the set objectives. This chapter contains guidelines and guidance that can help to improve the quality of policy monitoring.

Ex-post evaluation

By means of ex-post evaluation, we determine whether the policy has achieved the set objectives and triggered the anticipated effects, and which were the main factors that caused deviations and non-performance of public policy. The key steps in carrying out the evaluation can be found below.

Methods and tools for the quantification of effects

This chapter contains information on methods and tools such as the CAR methodology, SME test, competitiveness proofing, compliance costs and others. They are used to accurately quantify the effects, imposed by regulations.

Transposition of EU regulation

This chapter contains guidelines and good practices of EU Member States’ projects aimed at simplifying regulations in cases where gold-plating of European legislation had occurred.