Between 2013 and 2014 the Florence School of Regulation, Communications & Media ran an ad-hoc training on communications and media regulation for the Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (ANACOM).
The training programme has been designed on the lines of the structure of the FSR C&M Annual Training on Communications and Media Regulation also taking into consideration specific features of the Portuguese Authority
The training course consisted of approximately 70 hours of lectures held in Lisbon, divided into 4 blocks.
Each block was articulated into 3 days of training, and each training day generally composed of 4 slots of 1 hour and a half each. The teaching slots were in line with the traditional approach of the FSR C&M, namely lectures during which participants could actively interact through questions and answers.
In most of the days, one or two slots were dedicated either to European and international benchmarking and description of regulatory best practices and/or to case-studies activities and tutorials.
11-13 December 2013: Theories, Principles and Prerequisites of Electronic Communications
29-31 January 2014: Economic and Network Regulation
12-14 March 2014: Internet Economics and Policy
28-30 May 2014: Competition Policy and Consumer Protection
The course ended with a special policy debate on the efficient use of spectrum. On that occasion Prof. Parcu conducted a very challenging and stimulating discussion between high-representatives from the Portuguese telecommunications private sector (telecoms operators and manufactures) and from the National Regulatory Authority itself.
The training course provided to participants a state-of-the-art overview of the main electronic communications and media regulatory issues in Europe combining high academic standards and an applied and focused approach on current regulatory issues. The lectures have had a technological, economics and legal approach.
The course has been planned for about 25 participants in order to guarantee an active participation and interaction taking into account their different backgrounds (Technological – Economic – Legal) and responsibilities. Participants have been provided with preparatory readings and slides in advance.
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