CEER Legal Training on Evolving Regulatory Processes in European Energy Policy

13-14 February 2017, Brussels

Course Organisation

The EU’s Electricity and Gas Directives and related legislation, adopted in 2009 and collectively known as the “3rd Package”, introduced a new set of rules relating to the organisation and functioning of the European electricity and gas sectors. The energy regulatory processes have been and will continue to evolve with the European Commission's new proposals on "Clean Energy for All Europeans". One of the aims of the new legislative proposals is to set the governance rules for the Energy Union. How have the regulatory processes evolved in recent years? What is proposed in the European Commission's new legislative proposals and what might they change?   

This CEER Legal Training will address these evolving regulatory processes in European energy policy and how they affect the work and cooperation of National Regulatory Authorities. 

Designed for:

Level B: Specialised Course

Legal experts from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) with legal background and previous experience in energy regulatory framework and Network Codes/Guidelines (at least 2-3 years experience). Other non-legal experts with previous experience in these topics from NRAs and European Institutions (ACER, European Commission) are also invited to attend. 

Programme overview:

  • Review the governance framework and recent development of governance rules with regard to the functioning of the Agency for the Cooperation of Energy Regulators (ACER) and cooperation of NRAs within ACER and exchange experience on governance rules set out in other EU Agencies
  • Discuss the rules and principles setting out the regulators' independence and the assessment of how different principles are interpreted and applied in practice 
  • Explore how NRAs deal with one of the most important regulatory challenges introduced by the Network Codes and Guidelines - decisions on cross-border issues and assessment of the arrangements for cross-border decisions  
  • Examine the challenges of the implementation of Network Codes and Guidelines and exchange views and experiences with various stakeholders   
  • Discuss the judicial review of regulatory decisions taken on the basis of Network Codes and Guidelines  
  • Exchange experience on the legal challenges and participate in exciting discussions on the ongoing case studies of electricity and gas network codes and cross-border decisions   

Course Director: Ms Nadia Horstmann, BNetzA, CEER Legal Task Force Chair.

Download the draft programme of the training course

Course Fee

- CEER members and observers: €960 (or 2 training credits)

- CEER non-members: €1,200  

Course fee includes lunches, coffee breaks during the course and one drink reception, not including travel and accommodation costs. 

This course is open to participants from National Regulatory Authorities. Participants from European Institutions (ACER, European Commission) are also welcome to attend. 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 3 working days before the first day of the course. Full course fees will be applied for cancellation requests received after this deadline.


CEER offers two scholarships of 50% fee reduction to two participants from CEER members and observers for attending this course. The scholarships are offered based on the principle of helping those facing budget constraints to reduce the costs of sending their staff to CEER training courses.

The eligible NRAs for CEER Training Scholarships are those from countries whose GDP per capita falls below the 90% threshold of the EU-28's GDP per capita (according to the Eurostat official data: http://ec.europa.eu/eurostat/tgm/table.do?tab=table&init=1&plugin=1&pcode=tec00114&language=en).

Participants from the qualified NRAs are invited to apply for the two CEER Training Scholarships for this course by indicating this in the online registration form in the tab "Registration". When the registration is closed, the two selected participants will be notified whether they get the scholarships. If more than two individuals apply for the scholarships, only two participants from the qualifed NRAs with the lowest percentage from the Eurostat figures are chosen. An eligible NRA can benefit from maximum 2 scholarships per year.


Registration for this course is closed.

For more information about the other CEER courses, please check the other training webpages or send an email to anh.tran@ceer.eu.

Practical Information

Hotel information
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): €145.
21 Avenue de I'Yser, 1040 Brussels
tel +32 2 735 74 00

If you would like to benefit from this offer, please fill in the reservation form below before 13 January 2017 and send it directly to Best Western Premier Park Hotel: reservation@parkhotelbrussels.be.
CEER is not responsible for making the reservation on your behalf.

Reservation form Best Western Park Hotel
For other suggested hotels near CEER office, please consult the list below.

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
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For other questions on the course, please contact us: anh.tran@ceer.eu or by phone +32 2 788 73 49.