Course Organisation

The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) and the Council of European Energy Regulators (CEER) are organising a new edition of our joint training course on Introduction to the Fundamentals of Energy Regulation on 13-17 April 2015 in Brussels.

The unique FSR-CEER training course on the Fundamentals of Energy Regulation brings together a superior regulatory expertise, in-depth knowledge of the sector and the profession and a rigorous academic understanding of regulatory principles.

The course is targeted at junior staff from National Regulatory Authorities and is designed to provide participants with a thorough introduction to the core energy regulatory rules and tools. Previous knowledge about European energy regulation is thus not required. By combining practical on-the-job experience with academic groundings the course seeks to build the operational understanding and capacity of regulatory staff.

The course incorporates a blended learning environment of on-line interactive activities and resources plus the in-depth training sessions, which will allow participants to:

      - Discover the EU policy and legislative framework and its impact on regulators’ roles and responsibilities
      - Examine in detail the fundamental principles and practical functioning of Europe’s energy grids and markets
      - Consider the importance of these different elements in respect to the retail market and regulators’ duties towards protecting European energy consumers

For the full preliminary programme of the course, please follow the link here .
- CEER members: €2,400

- CEER non-members: €3,000

The fee includes lunches, coffee breaks and a group dinner. Travel and accommodation costs are not included.

This course is only open to participants from National Regulatory Authorities. Priority is given to CEER members.

Cancellation policy:

- Should you be unable to attend, a substitute delegate is welcome at no extra charge.

- No course fee will be applied if written cancellation requests are received at least 2 weeks before the first day of the course. Full course fees will be applied for cancellation requests received after this deadline.

CEER has blocked a number of hotel rooms with special corporate rate with Best Western Premier Park Hotel Brussels.

Rates (incl. VAT + breakfast, excl. city tax) for single room: €139.

21 Avenue de I'Yser, 1040 Brussels
tel +32 2 735 74 00

If you would like to book a room in this hotel with this special rate, please fill in the reservation form below and send directly to Best Western Premier Park Hotel:

For other suggested hotels near CEER office, please consult the list below.

Reservation form Best Western Park Hotel

Other suggested hotels in Brussels

The course will take place at CEER office.


Securex Building
Cours Saint-Michel 30a, box F (5th floor)
B - 1040 Brussels, Belgium

For details on how to reach CEER, please click
here .

For other questions on the course, please contact:

CEER: Anh Tran, or by phone +32 2 788 73 49.
FSR: Hugo Gil, or by phone +39 055 468 5875

Registration has been extended until 7 April 2015.

Please register via the Florence School of Regulation webpage .

Training videos

Lord Mogg (CEER President)

 Energy regulation progress from a national to a EU dimension


Klaus Dieter Borchardt (European Commission)

Achieving the EU Single Energy market: the remaining challenges ahead

Annegret Groebel (BNetzA and CEER)

The new Gas Target Model

Christine Materazzi-Wagner (E-Control)

Electricity regulation: moving ahead in a continuously changing market

Sue Harrison (Department of Energy and Climate Change, UK)

Agreeing on and implementing Network Codes: the difficult role of regulators