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Co-organised by the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation and the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University


The aim of the 1st Florence Aviation Regulation Conference is to bring researchers from multiple disciplines together to discuss current economic and regulatory policies relating to air transport and to identify regulatory challenges on the horizon. Through interaction with participants from academia as well as selected industry representatives and policy makers, the scope of the Conference will be on finding practical solutions through rigorous academic dialogue and constructive debate.

The Conference organizers launch this call for original papers that cover the various aspects of Aviation Regulation that focuses either on a country or a region, or on more transversal issues such as sustainable aviation, regulatory competition, airport and air traffic management capacity, aviation security and facilitation, and logistics and supply chains.

Contributions utilizing multidisciplinary, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to regulation, are very welcome. Authors of papers that link academia and practice, as well as policy research papers, are particularly encouraged to answer this call.

The conference is intended for academics, as well as academically minded practitioners. Papers from PhD researchers are also welcome. The best papers will be eligible for publication in a book on Transport Regulation in Europe, to be published by a leading publisher.

The Conference is co-organized by the Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation of the European University Institute and the International Institute of Air and Space Law of Leiden University. The Conference will take place in Florence (Italy).

Conference Structure

The format of the Florence Conference on the Regulation of Aviation will be the following:

  • Keynote Speech by Prof. Kenneth Button (40´aprox.)
  • Presentation of Academic Papers (20´/Paper aprox.)
  • Feedback and Debate around the Papers (20´/Paper aprox.)

This is a 1-day conference, aiming to discuss 10/12 papers and engage a selected group of 30/40 individuals including leading academics, high-level stakeholder representatives, public officials into a fruitful policy debate.

Professor Kenneth Button (George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government), former Advisor to the Secretary General of the OECD, will set-up the scene and establish the relevant topics for discussion. This introductory speech will be followed by the presentation of the selected Academic Papers in main sessions for senior researcher and in parallel sessions for junior researchers


  • Submission of the Abstract by 7 February 2024 using the form. For any issue regarding the submission, please contact Ms Elodie Petrozziello at fsr.transport@eui.eu;
  • Notification of Acceptance by 16 February 2024;
  • Submission of the Full Paper by 21 June; participants who fail to submit a full paper by this deadline will be automatically removed from the programme;
  • Conference on 12 July 2024 in Florence (Italy).

Guidelines for the abstract

  • 600-1000 words (abstract);
  • Title of the paper & keywords;
  • Name of the author(s) and full address of the corresponding author;
  • The aim and methodology of the paper; and
  • Results obtained or expected

Organising committee

  • Juan Montero Director of the Transport Area of the FSR, Professor of Administrative Law and Regulation in UNED University (Madrid)
  • Steven Truxal Scientific Advisor FSR Transport, and Full Professor of Air and Space Law, and Director of Institute of Air and Space Law at Leiden University
  • Matthias Finger Part-time professor and Deputy Director of the Transport Area of the FSR. EPFL, Professor Emeritus
  • Kenneth Button George Mason University Schar School of Policy and Government


Free Attendance, but registration is required.

Badia Fiesolana – Teatro
Via dei Roccettini, 9
San Domenico di Fiesole, FL 50014 Italy

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