New training course on Regulation of Public Services: National and Local Perspectives

A new training course on Regulation of Public Services: National and Local Perspectives, will be organized jointly by the  Turin School of Local Regulation and the Florence School of Regulation at the Center for Advanced Academic Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia, 9-13 March 2015. The course focuses on the economic regulation of public services. It reviews the characteristics of centralized and local allocation of regulatory tasks in relation to the nature of the service, specific policy objectives (consumer protection, equity, environmental targets, efficiency, etc.), the historical and cultural background, the relationship between different actors and stakeholders, the influence, when relevant, of international actors like international organizations and financial institutions. The existence of multi-level systems of regulation will be also analyzed as an emerging trend.  The aim of the course is to provide participants with a broader overview on the objectives of regulation and to enable them to evaluate on a case-by-case basis what are the most suitable instruments and what is the best level of intervention for a sound regulation: national, local or multi-level. Lectures will be accompanied by specific case studies and interactive working groups. The course is mainly addressed to representatives and officials of national and local regulatory authorities, central public administrations, regional and local governments, NGOs and consultancies engaged in the design and implementation of regulatory reforms, researchers, staff of International organizations. Applications are accepted until 6 February 2015, but early-bird registration fees (25%) are applicable until 9 January 2015. For further information and registration, visit