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Co-organised by Transport Area of the Florence School of Regulation and  Paris Dauphine-PSL University (CR2D)

The scope of the conference is to evaluate the existing policies and analyse new proposals to accelerate the growth of the Railways Industry. Debate between academics, industry and public officials is the proposed methodology to provide deep insights and fresh approaches.

We are looking for original papers covering the various aspects of Railway Regulation and focusing either on a country or a region, or on more transversal issues such as investment, competition in commercial services, competition in Public Service Obligations, capacity allocation and traffic management, passenger rights, multimodality, digital mobility/platforms and others.

Contributions utilizing multidisciplinary, as well as interdisciplinary approaches to regulation, are very welcome. Papers, linking academia and practice, as well as policy research papers, are particularly encouraged.

The conference is intended for academics, as well as academically minded practitioners. Papers from PhD researchers are welcomed. 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 Paris Dauphine-PSL University (CR2D) and it will take place in Florence (Italy).


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

  • Keynote Speech by Prof. Russell Pittman (40´aprox.)
  • Presentation of Academic Papers (20´/Paper aprox.)
  • Feedback and Debate around each Paper (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.

Director of Economic Research at the Antitrust Division of the U.S Department of Justice, Russel Pittman 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 draft Paper by 16 June; participants who fail to submit a full paper by this deadline will be automatically removed from the programme;
  • Conference on 8 July 2024 in Florence (Italy).


  • 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


  • Juan Montero Director of the Transport Area of the FSR, Professor of Administrative Law and Regulation in UNED University (Madrid)
  • Prof. Aurore Laget Annamayer Scientific Advisor FSR Transport, and Full Professor of public law at the Paris Dauphine-PSL University
  • Matthias Finger Part-time professor and Deputy Director of the Transport Area of the FSR. EPFL, Professor Emeritus
  • Russell Pittman, Director of Economic Research at the Antitrust Division of the U.S Department of Justice,


Free Attendance, but registration is required


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

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