Academic Events and Seminars
FSR Annual Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures
The Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructures is a yearly event with the involvement of the four areas of the Florence School of Regulation, coordinated by FSR Transport. It takes an interdisciplinary look at the most recent developments and future challenges for the network industries, covering energy, transport, water and communication sectors.
Dating back to 2012, the Conference on the Regulation of Infrastructure Industries, is today an annual event, which has grown and established itself as a point of reference for scholars and stakeholders all over the world. The best papers are published in the Journal Competition and Regulation in Network Industries (SAGE), whose editor-in-chief is Prof. Matthias Finger.
The 10th edition of the Conference, held on 10th and 11th June 2021, focused on the topic of ‘Infrastructure Investment Challenges: reconciling Competition, Decarbonisation and Digitalisation’. Learn more here.
In 2022, the 11th edition of the FSR Annual Conference takes place on June 9th and 10th and focuses on Data Spaces and Data Governance.
FSR Annual Sustainability Conference
In 2022, FSR Transport, jointly with the School’s Energy and Climate Areas, will be hosting the first edition of its new Annual Sustainability Conference “Greening Infrastructures”, dedicated to discussing the regulatory and financial issues peratining to the greening of infrstructures across the transport and energy sector.
FSR Transport Area Specific Conferences
FSR Transport has organised two Florence Rail Regulation Conferences, in 2018 and 2021.
The first edition of the Florence Conference on the Regulation of Railways took place on November 16th and 17th, 2018. At the conference papers covering the various aspects of railway regulation and focusing on competition, tendering, high-speed services, intermodality, digital mobility/railway platforms were presented. The best papers were selected for publication in the Handbook on Railway Regulation, which was published by Edward Elgar in 2020.
The second edition of the conference took place on December 9th and 10th, 2021. The scope of the conference was to evaluate the existing policies and analyse new proposals to accelerate the modal shift.