regulatory training

Looking to develop your professional knowledge and expertise in a friendly, collaborative environment? Whether you’re a newcomer to communications sector regulation or looking to get up to speed on a specific topic, Cullen International can help. Presented by experts in their field and attended by a cross-section of policy-makers, regulators and industry representatives, our regular training courses provide essential insights into communications sector regulation and competition law.

masterclasses

regulation in a nutshell

Get a comprehensive introduction to the EU regulation of the telecoms, media, digital economy and postal sectors in our regular Brussels masterclasses.

  • introduction
  • telecoms masterclass
  • EMFA masterclass
  • postal and delivery masterclass
  • EU rules on data cybersecurity and AI

regulation in a nutshell

Get a comprehensive introduction to the EU regulation of the telecoms, media, digital economy and postal sectors in our regular Brussels masterclasses. Prepared and presented by our own independent experts, these training courses provide a unique and engaging overview of both the historical context and latest developments in communications sector regulation, as well as an opportunity to network and share views with other stakeholders. Perfect as part of your staff induction process or simply for professionals who want to upskill, over 95% of past attendees say they would recommend our masterclasses to their peers.

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telecoms masterclass

Understand all you need to know about EU telecoms regulation in our online telecoms masterclass. You'll gain a historical perspective on how the European communications sector has been regulated, as well as insight into the new trends and topics having an impact on telecoms regulation today.

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Topics covered include :

  • Latest developments in the fields of broadband deployment and access regulation
  • Radio spectrum policy and awards
  • Net neutrality
  • Current EU policy goals
  • Background to the European Electronic Communications Code and its main provisions
  • Consumer protection

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01 > 03 October 24 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Mastering EU telecoms regulation

EMFA masterclass

This training offers in three online sessions a comprehensive overview of the new EU rules contained in the recently adopted European Media Freedom Act (EMFA). These rules will affect media service providers (including commercial televisions, public service media, streaming companies and the press industry), device manufacturers, audience measurement organisations, large social media
companies, ministries and regulators.

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Topics covered include :

  • Context of adoption of the EMFA, its overall aim and structure
  • New rights for media service providers
  • Rules to safeguard transparency and editorial independence of media services
  • New rights for citizens
  • Audience measurement and state advertising
  • Insitutional changes

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postal and delivery masterclass

The postal sector is changing fast. In our two-day masterclass, we provide an introduction to the critical trends in the sector – including the decline in traditional postal volumes and the growth in parcel deliveries resulting from e-commerce – and how these changes will inform the future of postal regulation. Topics covered include the future of universal service, regulating parcel deliveries and e-commerce, climate and environmental challenges, and more.

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Topics covered include :

  • A historical perspective on EU postal regulation
  • The evolution of universal service
  • Labour costs and regulation
  • E-commerce regulation
  • Digitalisation and digital inclusion
  • Last mile delivery
  • Climate and environmental challenges

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26 > 27 November 24 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM Mastering European postal and delivery regulation

New EU rules on data, cybersecurity & AI

Understand all you need to know about the new EU rules shaping the digital economy, with a focus on data, cybersecurity and AI. You'll gain an insight into the new trends and topics impacting the digital economy, as well as emerging questions faced by industry and regulators alike.

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Topics covered include :

  • Data protection and privacy six years after the GDPR
  • An enabling framework for data sharing and reuse
  • Cybersecurity: a growing regulatory area
  • A risk-based approach to AI governance

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22 > 24 October 24 BRUSSELS, BELGIUM The new EU rules on data, cybersecurity & AI

specialist training courses

Deep-dive into specific topics

Attend one of our specialist training courses for unsurpassed depth of insight into some of the most complex issues in communications sector regulation.

  • introduction
  • DMA-DSA - EU proposals to regulate online platforms
  • consumer protection in telecoms
  • competition law in telecoms

deep-dive into specific topics

Attend one of our specialist training courses for unsurpassed depth of insight into some of the most complex issues in communications sector regulation. Intended for seasoned professionals looking to expand their knowledge and stay informed on the latest developments in the sector, these courses represent a unique opportunity to learn from independent experts in specific areas of telecoms regulation and competition law.

consumer protection in telecoms

Get an in-depth overview of consumer protection in telecoms in this one-day seminar. Join our experts to explore both the sector-specific and horizontal consumer protection rules that apply in the EU communications sector, with reference to real-life examples and case studies, and get insight into the latest developments and their implications.

Topics covered include :

  • Data protection and privacy
  • Quality of service measures
  • Switching and portability
  • Transparency
  • Universal service

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competition law in telecoms

Gain expert insight on the context and practical application of competition law in the regulated telecoms industry, explained through practical case examples.

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Topics covered include :

  • Relationship between competition law and sector-specific telecoms regulation
  • Market definition: emerging issues
  • Telecoms mergers
  • Antitrust aspects of network co-operation
  • Antitrust rules and parallel retail price increases
  • Typical abuses of dominance in the telecoms sector

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17 > 19 September 24 ONLINE Competition Law in the telecoms sector

telecoms masterclass introductory course

Attending our telecoms masterclass and want to maximise your opportunity to learn about the industry and key EU institutions? Our optional introductory course comprises two half-day sessions that run before the masterclass. The first session takes the form of a general introduction to the technology and networks that underpin the modern telecoms industry. Then, in the second session, we explore specific entities within the EU and their processes - including a visit to one or more institutions.

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DSA & DMA

This online training will provide a comprehensive overview of how platforms will be regulated in the EU under the future Digital Markets Act (DMA) and the Digital Services Act (DSA). The training will be held via 3 hour sessions over 6 days.

Topics covered include :

  • DMA: Objectives and key concepts
  • DMA: Obligations and prohibitions
  • DMA: Enforcement and governance
  • DSA: dealing with illegal content
  • DSA: liability and relationship with law enforcement
  • DSA: treatment of advertising and recommender systems

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EECC

This online training will take a deeper look at the main provisions and changes included in the new European Electronic Communications Code that was adopted in December 2018. The training will be held via 2-3 hour online sessions over 3 days.

Topics covered include :

  • Aims of the EECC
  • General authorisation
  • End-user rights
  • Numbering
  • Spectrum - stimulating investment in 5G
  • Universal service
  • Governance - changes for BEREC and NRAs

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made-to-measure training courses

let us create the perfect training course for you

Need a more tailored training course to help your team be the best they can be? Cullen International can also deliver made-to-measure, on-site training courses to address specific gaps in our clients' knowledge and understanding. Speak to one of our regulation experts today and we'll discuss what we can do to help take your internal training and development to the next level.

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