The Annual Training on Competition and Regulation for the Digital Era combines three online blocks and e-learning activities. The course provides an opportunity to meet with and learn from outstanding academics, expert regulators, qualified policy-makers and practitioners.
The multidisciplinary programme, designed by an international community of experts, draws from the fields of law, economics, engineering and computer science.
The course aligns theory with practice, considering the day-to-day applications of competition and regulation while drawing insight from the excellence in academic research of the European University Institute.
The training methodology promotes brainstorming, knowledge sharing and creative thinking.
Emerging technologies and technological advantages have radically transformed our lives. While many developments have turned into improvements, others have had disruptive effects on our society and economy, posing significant legal and regulatory challenges.
Due to the increasingly global nature of our economy and the unrestrained growth of the digital economy, both competition and regulatory authorities are now facing increasingly complex regulatory scenarios, including those resulting from M&As and the acquisition of control by large dominant players in digital markets, where their traditional analysis and toolbox of remedies might fail to deliver.
With the unavoidable cooperation and cooperation between firms across different regulated and unregulated sectors, the challenge for competition and regulatory authorities is to learn how to regulate industries in this rapidly changing environment without stifling innovation, preventing anti-competitive and harmful behaviour without curbing the pro-competitive effects that benefit consumers.
After completing the annual training, you will be equipped with a profound understanding of the forces at play, as well as all the practical tools essential to provide rapid responses where intervention is needed to secure a level playing field in the economy.
Gain the knowledge and tools to critically examine the digital economy and how it affects your work
Develop an in-depth, multidisciplinary understanding of the forces at play and contextualise it in your professional activity
Benefit from the expertise of prominent speakers including European policy makers, former and current regulators, renowned academics, and industry specialists.
Expand your network and develop yourself professionally by sharing knowledge with professionals from other sectors and industries.
Earn a certificate of excellence when you complete the weekly tests and final assignment
Our Annual Training caters in particular for the needs of:
Officials from National Regulatory Authorities, National Competition Authorities and other public bodies
Professionals from the private sector
Policy-makers and decision-makers
Lawyers and economists interested in gaining in-depth knowledge of specific topics over a short period of time
An in-depth, multi-disciplinary course on the policy and regulatory challenges of Very High-Capacity Networks (VHCNs) with a focus on the role of investments, the recent regulatory reforms and their impact on competition.
Duration: 5 weeks, online
Telecoms Technology and Networks
The Future of Access Regulation
Public Investments, Competition and State Aid
The Future of Networks: The Role of Telecom and Big Tech
An online course on the business models, market failures and recent antitrust decisions on both sides of the Atlantic related to digital platforms. In particular, the course focuses on: search engines; social networks; app stores and video games, and e-commerce.
Participants can choose to take part in one or two blocks of the Annual Training or to enroll in all three blocks.
Each block consists of a 5-week online course that includes 5 live lectures, one keynote speech, group discussions and a dedicated learning path on an online learning platform.
Each module features:
Quiz: A self-assessment quiz will allow participants to verify their level of knowledge and familiarity with the issues covered during the residential blocks.
Reading materials: in advance of each block, participants receive carefully selected and up-to-date preparatory readings. The self-study materials will allow participants to better understand the content of each module to participate in the residential block more actively.
Forum Discussions: During the entire training participants will have an opportunity to discuss issues of interest among themselves, share their knowledge and country case studies, express their opinions and interact with their colleagues as well as submit questions related to topics covered during the modules.
Multimedia resources: Participants will have access to video recordings, power-point presentations, and other useful resources.
Final Assignment: at the end of the course, participants interested in obtaining a ‘Certificate of Excellence’ will be asked to submit a final assignment (i.e. short essay on one selected topic).
General course fees: 1500 €
Discounted fees for officials from NRAs, NCAs, and Donors of the Centre for a Digital Society: 1200 €
The registration fees include:
Three-month access to the online platform
Access to course materials, slides, forum of discussion, and other online learning resources.