In January 2015, the Florence School of Regulation, Communications & Media run a short training course in Barcelona, Spain, on telecommunications regulation for the Comisión Nacional de los Mercados y la Competencia (CNMC). As it is the case for ad-hoc training, the course has been structured in a way to fulfil the training needs of CNMC while in any case keeping the usual format of the FSR C&M trainings.
The training course consisted of 15 hours of lectures hold in Barcelona in a single residential block.
The training course provided participants with a state-of-the-art overview of the main telecommunications and audiovisual regulatory issues in Europe. In line with the FSR C&M tradition, it combined a high academic standard and an applied and focused approach on current regulatory problems. The lectures have had a technological, economics and legal approach.
The challenge of this course was also related to the audience it was addressed to. Indeed, in 2013 it was decided in Spain to merge the different regulatory authorities and the competition one. This course represented a special opportunity offered by the CNMC to its entire staff. In particular, it was built around the idea to deepen the knowledge of participants already working in the electronic communications and media sector and to provide those working in the other sectors with knowledge about the issues their colleagues are working on. Given the fact that the CNMC offices are both in Madrid and in Barcelona, the course was live-streamed in order for the attendees based in the capital city to profit from this opportunity.