Regulatory experiments for the reflexive and adaptive governance of innovation

Digital workshop with Prof. Dierk Bauknecht

03/03/2021 11:00 h  - 03/03/2021 16:00 h


In the digital workshop, we aim to advance the discussion on regulatory experiments, their advantages and challenges. We will present results and recommendations based on our analysis of regulatory experiments across the globe. Further inspired by additional presentations from international experts at the workshop, we like to discuss questions like:

  • When to use regulatory experiments?
  • How to use regulatory experiments as a tool for policy learning and innovation?
  • Which practical implementation issues of regulatory experiments need to be considered?
  • How to ensure stakeholder engagement?

Moreover, we will introduce the distinction between “Regulatory Sandboxes” allowing to test socio-technical innovations by granting exemptions from certain legal requirements, and “Regulatory Innovation Trials” to test new or substantially modified policy instruments.


11:00 – 11:15 Welcome address I Introduction Reragi Project, Prof. Kilian Bizer | Project lead Reragi

11:15 – 11:40 Practical Guidelines for regulatory experimentation, Prof. Dierk Bauknecht | Member of REraGI project team

Discussant: Dr. Klaus Kubeczko, Austrian Institute of Technology

11:40 – 12:30 Guest presentation 1: Regulatory sandbox in the Dutch electricity sector, Nicole Kerkhof-Damen | RVO - Netherlands Enterprise Agency

12:30 – 13:30 Break

13:30 – 14:20 Guest presentation 2: Experiment Emission Trading in China, Lina Li | adelphi consult GmbH

14:20 – 15:30 Panel discussion: Regulatory experimentation in the regulatory practice, Chair: Prof. Martin Führ | Member of the Reragi project team

Discussants: Dr. Kai Hielscher | Head of the “Network for Regulatory Sandboxes”, German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, Marjukka Turunen | Kela, Social Insurance Institution of Finland, Mark van Stiphout | European Commission

15:30 – 15:45 Closing remarks, Prof. Kilian Bizer | Project lead Reragi

If you wish to attend the workshop, please send an email to Dr. Daniel Feser:

We will use the Zoom platform and you will be provided with a url unique to you for the seminar.





Georg-August-University Goettingen

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