Regulatory Delivery

7 WEEK Online Course

How are regulatory authorities adjusting their policies and governance, and how should they adjust, to ensure that they meet societal goals and promote fair and efficient economic choices? This online training combines theoretical and practical views on how to assess regulatory delivery, as well as outputs and outcomes of regulatory authorities, from different economic, societal, and legal perspectives.

This course will provide a comprehensive theoretical background and examples of governance models evolution experienced in Europe, namely for the energy transition, while comparing them with innovative initiatives in South America, Asia, and Africa. During the course, you will review increasingly complex infrastructure regulation due to public policies promoting liberalisation, decarbonisation and digitalisation.  

Course director
Jorge Vasconcelos
Course director
Lucila de Almeida
  • Dates
    12 Oct 2021 - 29 Nov 2021
  • Level
  • Type
  • Workload
    4-8 hours/week
  • Register by
    09 Oct 2021

Welcome to the course
Live class: 12 October 2020

A recording will be made available shortly after each live class

Week 1: Regulatory Delivery: Theory and Practice
Topics: Identifying Goals and Approaches; Methods and Tools; Transitional regulation
12 – 18 October
Live class: 19 October 2pm CEST with Jorge Vasconcelos and Lucila de Almeida

Week 2: Economic Assessment
Topics: Regulatory Impact Assessment; Approaches to Cost-Benefit Analysis
19 – 25 October
Live class: 26 October 2pm CET with Alberto Pototsching

Week 3: Social Valuation
Topics: Participation Theory and new deliberative methods; Ethics, public interest and common goods
26 Oct – 1 November
Live class: 5 November 2pm CET with Patrizia Nanz

Week 4: Challenges of Digitalisation and Complexification
Topics: Datafication and Algorithmization; Regulation of multi-sector/multi-level infrastructure architectures;
2-8 November
Live class: 9 November 2pm CET with Eric Brousseau

Week 5: Legal Scrutiny
Topics: Competition & Regulation; Judicial Review of Agency Acts
9 – 15 November
Live class: 16 November 2pm CET with Peter Alexiadis

Week 6: Feedback & Governance
Topics: Fitness Check; Agency adaptation (redesign)
16-22 November
Live class: 23 November 2pm CET with Jorge Vasconcelos and Lucila de Almeida

Group work delivery
22 November 2020

Feedback to group work

Target Audience

The course is primarily designed for professionals working in regulatory agencies, government agencies and other organizations involved in rule-making and enforcement, as well as in regulated undertakings.

The course is also suitable for those working in academia, media and NGOs who wish to get a better understanding of current trends and challenges in regulatory thinking and practice.

Course Certificates

At the end of the course, the participants can earn a certificate depending on their level of engagement and performance throughout the course.

  • Level 1 Investigator: Certificate of Attendance
  • Level 2 Advocate: Certificate of Completion
  • Level 3 Master: Certificate of Excellence
Learning Experience & Target

All Participants will experience throughout the course:

  • Interaction with leading experts in the field
  • Learning from cases that compare the EU experience with Asia, Africa and Latin America initiatives.
  • Online Live panels and forum discussions
  • Engage in group project and individual activities
  • Work on an innovative online platform, supported by a dedicated team

The learning target may vary based on the aimed course level of engagement.

  • Level 1 Investigator: Participants will learn about the main issues faced by regulators and policy-makers to ensure that regulation indeed delivers the expected outputs and outcomes to society, consumers and investors – Regulatory Delivery – via video lectures, readings, quizzes and live classes.
  • Level 2 Advocate: Participants will perform the tasks of investigator by discussing and debating via fora topics related to Regulatory Delivery with colleagues and field specialists
  • Level 3 Master: Participants will perform the tasks of Advocate + take a group work to analyse a real-life case from EU or home country

Dedication Time

The amount of time required to take this course depends on the aimed course level as well as the level of expertise in the subject prior to joining the course:

  • Novice to Level1 Investigator: 4-6 hours/week
  • Novice to Level 2 Advocate: 6-8 hours/week
  • Novice to Level 3 Master: 8-10 hours/week
Fees & cancelation policy
  • Special fee: 500 € 
  • Students (with a certificate of current studies): 400 €
  • Two free seats for FSR Energy Major Donors
  • One free seat for FSR Energy Associate Donors

Paid registration fee is non-refundable. However, registrant substitution may be made up to 20 days before the start date of the course.


Michelle Hallack – IDB

Emmanouil Santorinaios – ACER

Dominique Jamme – CRE – Commission de Régulation de l’Energie

Peter Alexiadis – Brussels office of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher

Magnus Wahlin – City of Växjö, Sweden

Caio Mario da Silva Pereira Neto – FGV São Paulo

Henrik Bjornebye – University of Oslo

Despoina Mantzari – University College London

David Rua – INESC TEC – Institute for Systems and Computer Engineering, Technology and Science

Jean-Baptiste Fraysse – Blocktricity

Swetha Bhagwat – FSR

Miguel Vasquez – FSR

Joisa Dutra – FGV Rio de Janeiro

Flavia Lis Pederneiras – ANEEL

Patrícia Trindade Dontal – ANEEL

Márcio Venício Pilar Alcântara – ANEEL

Victor Queiroz Oliveira – ANEEL

Felipe Augusto Cardoso Moraes – ANEEL

Hugo Alves Silva Ribeiro – ANTT

The Learning Approach
Personalised Learning
This course offers three different engagement levels, based on your prior knowledge and the amount of time you can dedicate to the course.
Live Class
Every week, participants-led sessions to deep dive in the topic and interact with your instructors. Live classes are always recorded.
This course gives you instant feedback on your activity in the form of badges. The badges will be converted in the final certificate, which can be shared on your social networks.
Group project
A chance to collaborate with your peers on a country case and discuss it with the main experts in the field.
Course Faculty

Where participants come from

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Jorge Vasconcelos | Course Director

Are regulatory authorities delivering what society, customers, and investors expect? If you want to know the answer, join the Florence School of Regulation Online course on Regulatory Delivery.

What Participants say about this course

"In the developing world, regulatory reforms need to be rethought in the light of technology breakthroughs. Regulatory delivery assessment is the backbone for incremental progress towards achieving SDG7. This course provides the necessary knowledge to support countries in transition". Dr. Nicolas Fichaux.

Dr. Nicolas Fichaux | Participant of 2020 Edition

Attending this course, I have received a lot of new knowledge and ideas from the supportive professors/instructors that are very useful and valuable to my work. The concepts of regulation in and for the energy transition and impacts of digitalization on regulation helped broaden my view. I would like to thank the course professors/instructors for this. I have also benefited from the classmates who have brought many interesting ideas through discussion forums and live class sessions. I will recommend this course to those working for regulatory agencies or regulated entities and to those who are interested in the field of regulation.

Quang Tran Tue | Deputy Director General Electricity Regulatory Authority of Vietnam (ERAV)

Highly recommended for regulators and practitioners

Participant of 2020 Edition

The course was a great experience! I'm very happy to have the opportunity to learn so much about regulation. I am very grateful for the dedication, high level of commitment and technical quality of the whole team. It is a great honour to have participated in the Regulatory Delivery course.,

Karen C. J. Pires | Participant of 2020 Edition

The course is absolutely magnificent. It was an amazing opportunity to know different regulations all around the world, as long as to interact with the classmates.

Participant of 2019 Edition

The course is well structured and focuses on current issues. The live classes are also very helpful and I have to congratulate the Directors who instantly gave the answers to the various questions that were being asked during the sessions.

Participant of 2019 Edition
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