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About the Florence School of Regulation

About the Florence School of Regulation

The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) is a centre of excellence for independent research, training and policy dialogue, regarding the regulation of:


Through applied research, policy dialogue and innovative training, the FSR aims at improving the quality of regulatory policy in the crucial sectors of the European economy.



The FSR was founded in 2004 by three European regulators in the energy sector

  • Pippo Ranci (co-founder of Council of European Energy Regulators CEER and former chairman of the Italian Regulatory Authority)
  • Ignacio Pérez-Arriaga (MIT and University of Comillas)
  • Jorge Vasconcelos (co-founder and chairman of CEER)

Since its creation the FSR has been providing a unique forum where European and national regulators, utilities, policy-makers and academics meet, discuss and get trained.


Institutionally, the FSR sits as a programme of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies of the European University Institute in Florence, Europe’s intergovernmental institution for doctoral and postdoctoral studies and research.

The FSR director, currently Jean-Michel Glachant, is the holder of the Loyola de Palacio Chair, established with the support of European energy regulators and the European Commission in 2008 to foster permanent common policy debate for the integration of the energy markets.

The European Commission supports the EUI through the European Union budget