School of Transnational Governance

Florence School of Regulation

High Quality Regulation: Tools and Practice

Programme Start Date



7, 8, 9 & 10 March 2022

Delivery mode



Villa Schifanoia


1.200 €

Early bird

1.020 € [ -15%]

Application Deadline

07/02/2022 - 23:59 Italian time

Programme Description

This 4-day executive training provides comprehensive and practical know-how on high quality regulation, considering both the dimension of regulatory analysis and the practice of governing rules across the policy life-cycle. The programme integrates operational lessons from the experience with the ‘better regulation agenda’ of many different countries and the findings of multi-annual research programmes funded by the European Research Council. It will also allow participants to understand how the 2021 Communication of the European Commission on better regulation will be implemented across the EU, and its member states while also addressing various impact on accession negotiations and the rest of the world.

The training course will also be complemented with case studies, lectures, and testimonies designed by the Florence School of Regulation (FSR) Energy & Climate.

What you will learn

  • An in-depth understanding of regulatory reform from the angles of analysis and practice. The dimension of analysis will cover what the tools of better regulation can realistically offer to those who are developing or managing regulation. Practice will focus on how tools can be most effectively applied across varying stages of the policy process and how to leverage them to achieve sustainable competitiveness and resiliency.
  • Insights on how to appraise the quality of regulatory analysis from the standpoint of those who apply the results of consultation, impact assessment, and regulatory evaluation to manage policy.
  • Knowledge of how regulatory oversight works in different institutional and administrative contexts and for what purposes.
  • How to expand the better regulation tools and analysis to integrate sustainable development goals, innovation, and foresight.
  • How to explain and communicate regulatory analysis to decision-makers.
  • The role of better regulation in the successful implementation and delivery of the national recovery and resiliency plans within the context of Next Generation EU programmes.

How you will learn

  • Interactive sessions and discussions with the instructors;
  • Co-teaching with two instructors guiding the discussion from different angles;
  • Peer-to-peer learning;
  • Role-play and case studies;
  • One-to-one sessions with the instructors to discuss particular cases or countries;
  • Taylor-made components co-designed in partnership with the EUI - Florence School of Regulation (FSR).

Learning outcome

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Carry out the most important steps of consultation, impact assessment, and regulatory evaluation;
  • Provide feedback to stakeholders on their input to consultation;
  • Judge the quality of regulatory analyses, apply the findings and communicate them to different audiences;
  • Appraise the implications of given regulatory proposals for innovation as applied to sustainable development goals.

Who should attend?

  • Utility regulators;
  • Public managers responsible for the development of regulatory proposals in national or regional administrations;
  • Officers who carry out consultation, simplification programmes, and economic analysis pertaining to select areas of regulation;
  • Managers required to critically read and communicate the findings of regulatory analysis;
  • Evaluators of existing laws and regulations in government or private firms;
  • Regulatory affairs managers from companies, private think tanks and law-firms.

Scientific Coordinators

Senior Course Advisor



Fee 1.200 €

Early bird 1.020 € [ -15%]

Full Course Fee: €1,200

Early Bird Discount: 15% for registrations by 30 October 2021.


Application deadline:
07/02/2022 - 23:59 Italian time

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