Meeting of the Project Team and MCC of the AI and Public Administration Project


On 24 November 2020, the Project Team of the Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Public Administration – Developing Impact Assessments and Public Participation for Digital Democracy project met online with the project’s Members Consultative Committee (MCC) members to discuss the draft Model Rules.

Following the discussion with the project’s Advisory Committee, the Project Team discussed the revised draft Model Rules also with interested ELI Members.

The meeting was opened by the project’s Assessor Philip Moser QC, who provided an insight into the challenges for AI and public administration, underlining the timeliness of ELI Model Rules that are being developed alongside other initiatives for the regulation of AI. Project Co-Reporter Jens-Peter Schneider and Team members Jonathan Dollinger and Katarzyna Ziółkowska then briefly presented the project and its progress.

During the discussion, MCC members provided valuable feedback on the draft Model Rules. Issues of the nature of the impact assessment, its compatibility with other impact assessments and relationship with rules of administrative procedure were raised among other topics. Participants highlighted the importance of public participation in the assessment process and inquired about the remedies against the impact assessment and its consequences for other (judicial) proceedings. They also discussed relevant developments in the field of AI at the EU level.

Another Project Team meeting to implement feedback received by the MCC is scheduled for 9 December 2020.