Title of the lecture: „Legislative planning and the law-making“
Biographical note: Mr. Milan Hodás lawyer and assistant professor at Comenius University. He has long-term experience with comparative law as an adjunct professor at the Department of Constitutional Law, Faculty of Law, Comenius University in Bratislava. In addition, for more than six years, he directly participated in legal approximation and oversight over the approximation process as the Legal Advisor at the Department of Legislation and Law Approximation of the Chancellery of the National Council of the Slovak Republic. Later, he worked also for the European Affairs Committee of the Slovak Parliament. Mr. Hodás has been working for public administration bodies for more than 12 years, in particular, as the Director of Legislative and Legal Department of the Ministry of Education, Science, Research and Sport, as the Director of the Department of Objections of the Office for Public Procurement and as the legal advisor in the Slovak Parliament. Mr. Hodás currently acts as the Director of the Research Service of the Slovak Parliament – Parliamentary institute and junior project leader in the EU – twinning program for the Moldovan Parliament.
Short description of the lecture: Lecture provides presentation of various methods and mechanisms used in National Parliament and Government in the field of legislative planning as legislative planning can be a useful tool to facilitate great extent of legislative works when dealing with approximation of national law with the EU acquis. The improvement of legislative planning strengthens Parliament in oversight over the government and improves quality of legislative process of Parliament. Another part of lecture is focused on the law-making itself with special focus on the EU related legislative technique and legislative tools.