The Turin School of Regulation is an initiative of :
Fondazione per l'Ambiente 

Fondazione per l'Ambiete Teobaldo Fenoglio ONLUS

Fondazione per l'Ambiente, founded in Torino by 24 public and private partners operating in Piedmont (north-west Italy), is a non-profit body that promotes research, communication and experts' training in the sector of environmental policies at local level.
Fondazione per l'Ambiente's projects are developed according to the following principles: environmental and social sustainable development, clear management processes in the environmental sector, voluntary, integrated, preventive and market approach to environmental policies, regulation of both environmental services and public utility services. 

Supported by:

Fondazione CRT

Fondazione CRT is a private, non-profit organisation with full statutory and management autonomy. Its projects and resources target various sectors: from the preservation and promotion of the artistic heritage and cultural activities to scientific research; from education and training to health care and assistance for vulnerable social groups; from civil protection and environmental safeguards to innovation in local institutions and support of economic development.


Compagnia di San Paolo

The Compagnia di San Paolo pursues socially useful objectives in order to promote cultural, civil and economic development with the income from its assets. Article three of the Articles of Association states that the Compania operates in the sectors allowed under Legislative Decree 17th May 1999 no. 153, from which relevant areas are chosen every three years. In any case, the Compania only makes this choice within the broad areas in which its institutional activity is organized, such as research and education, the arts, cultural heritage and activities, health, and social policy.

Under the patronage of:  

City of Torino

The City of Torino, lying on the Po plain, has a surface of about 130 Km2 mainly flat; it is surrounded by the Alps and hills and it is crossed by four rivers (Po, Dora Riparia, Stura and Sangone). 
The population is of about 909.400 inhabitants, which has been decreasing starting from 1991, even because of the migration towards the municipalities of the metropolitan area. 
Torino, already “capital” of car industry, during the last twenty years underwent an important process of economic, urban and cultural transformation. The urban renewal started in the 90’s implied the infrastructural road system, the big industrial dismissed areas, the suburbs and the workers neighbourhoods by involving the relevant inhabitants. 
After the Winter Olympic Games 2006 Torino also acquired at an international scale the calling as a “tourist city” able to host big international events. 


Metropolitan City of Torino

The Metropolitan City of Turin, established by the Law 56/2014 and operative from 2015, corresponds to the former Province of Turin.  Situated in Piedmont, Italy, the Metropolitan City comprises its capital, the City of Turin, and other 314 municipalities. The Metropolitan City covers an area of 6,827 km2  and has a total population of 2.280.000 inhabitants. 


Polytechnic of Torino

For more than 150 years, the Politecnico di Torino has been one of the most prestigious public institutions at both the International and the Italian levels concerning education, research, technological transfer and services in all sectors of architecture and engineering. The Politecnico di Torino was founded in 1859 as Scuola di Applicazione per gli Ingegneri (Technical School for Engineers), and it became Regio Politecnico di Torino in 1906. A long history, which bore out the University as a reference point for education and research in Italy and in Europe, a Research University of international level which attracts students from more than 100 countries and which activates about 800 collaborations per year with industries, public institutions and local organizations.


University of Torino

The University of Turin is one of the most ancient and prestigious Italian Universities. Hosting about 70.000 students, 4.000 academic, administrative and technical staff, 1800 post-graduate and post-doctoral students and with 120 buildings in different areas in Turin and in key places in Piedmont, the University of Turin can be considered as “city-within-a-city”, promoting culture and producing research, innovation, training and employment. The University of Turin is today one of the largest Italian Universities, open to international research and training. It carries out scientific research and organizes courses in all disciplines, except for Engineering and Architecture. 

In partnership with:  

Berlin Centre For Caspian Region Studies (BC CARE)

BC CARE was founded as Interdisciplinary Centre by the Academic Senate of Freie Universität Berlin in July 2009 including scientists from different faculties and non-university Berlin based research institutions and think tanks dealing with the Caspian Region. The centre, that  aims to cooperate closely with non- university institutions and the economy, is divided into several research areas, which work interdisciplinary on questions related to the Caspian Region.


Caucasus University

The history of Caucasus University began in 1998 when Caucasus School of Business was established. Its motto is "Studium Pretium Libertatis". Caucasus University is an accredited higher education institution for students seeking a superior education. It curriculum is supported by participation in international programmes and by visiting professors. Courses are delivered by internationally qualified lecturers which ensures the preparation of highly-qualified specialists in various spheres. CU consists of various schools: Business, Law, Media, Technology, Humanities and Social Sciences, Governance, Tourism and Economics and HealthCare School. 


Florence School of Regulation

The FSR was founded in 2004 by three European regulators in the energy sector. The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) was established as a centre of excellence for independent discussion and dissemination, regarding the regulation of energy (with a special focus on Energy Law & Policy and Climate), Communications & Media, Transport and Water. Since its creation the FSR has been providing a unique forum where European and national regulators, utilities, policy-makers and academics meet, debate and get trained. Through applied research, policy debate and innovative training, the FSR aims at improving the quality of regulatory policy in the crucial sectors of the European economy.


Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU)

The Environmental Policy Research Centre (FFU) is one of the world’s leading research institutes in the fields of comparative and international environmental and sustainable energy politics and policy. The FFU conducts both academic and policy-oriented research. In addition, FFU faculty and associates have developed specialized educational programs on energy and the environment for undergraduate, master’s students as well as PhD candidates. Approximately 30 researchers, staff, and student assistants plus 100 master’s and PhD students work and study in an international and multi-lingual environment.



Hydroaid is a non profit Association providing vocational training in the field of water resource management for developing and emerging countries worldwide. Established in 2001 in Turin, Italy, Hydroaid works with the objectives of transferring knowledge, strengthening capacity development skills and fostering sustainable development. In the years, a network of over 1500 members (managers, engineers and technicians) from more than 70 countries has consolidated around the Association and provides today a solid framework for cooperation. In 2011 Hydroaid was also selected as a special consultative status of ECOSOC, the United Nations Economic and Social Affairs Council, and started an active participation in the post-2015 international cooperation dialogue.​


ISCTE - Instituto Universitário de Lisboa

ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon (ISCTE-IUL) is a public university established in 1972. Pursuing teaching, research and community service activities, it plays a major role in educating qualified specialists and personnel, whose cultural, scientific and technical skills enable them to contribute to sustainable development both at the national and the global level. The strategic objectives of ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon are: innovation, quality, internationalization and development of an entrepreneurial culture.
With approximately 8500 students enrolled in undergraduate (52%) and postgraduate (48%) programs, 450 teachers and 220 non-teaching staff, ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon is proud to be one of the most dynamic and innovative universities in the country. Facing high demand, the student vacancies at the ISCTE - University Institute of Lisbon have always been fully occupied.


Odessa National Polytechnic University

Odessa National Polytechnic University is the oldest higher technical educational establishment in the south of Ukraine. Throughout the years, Odessa Polytech graduates made a considerable contribution to the development of Ukrainian and global science and technology as well as have educated many national economy specialists. University graduates perform a productive work in all regions of Ukraine and the ninety-one foreign countries. Born in September 1918, Odessa National Polytechnic University has a long way of growth and development. Over the years, this university became one of the leading universities of Ukraine, became a major educational and research center, which played and still plays a major role in the development of education and science. The authority of eminent scientists who have been working in it now contributes to the high prestige of the university. There are many world scientists among them


Socialfare® | Center for Social Innovation

SocialFare® | Centre for Social Innovation , is a social enterprise based in Torino. The mission is to catalyse, generate and innovate solutions for the Common Good, including research, product/service design and entrepreneurial models to promote and support change and generate economic value from social value. SocialFare® develops ideas and plans concerning societal challenges, integrating the experience of the residents, community knowledge, expert technology and social action, in order to bring experimentation of smart solutions to the territory; ready to identify new needs and develop community services, social entrepreneurship, sustainability and networks. The Centre for Social Innovation brings together a wide range of expertise and national and international partners to support an open innovation approach capable of accelerating knowledge and entrepreneurship. People and the community are at the centre of attention, of the creation and development of innovative solutions to generate ecosystems of social sustainability.


DEC | Dipartimento di Economia Università degli Studi "G. d'Annunzio" Chieti - Pescara

The ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ University Department of Economics (DEC) of the was established in 2011. 
The ‘Gabriele d’Annunzio’ University as a ‘Libera Università’ (non state-owned university), became state-owned in 1982. Today, it has 13 Departments and 2 Schools. There are two university campuses: Chieti, registered office of the university with the offices of the Rector and General Directorate and Pescara.
The department has 51 faculty members (12 Professors, 19 Associated Professors and 20 researchers) covering a broad range of research areas.  It consolidated, too, that tradition of pluralistic and multidisciplinary debate maintained and fostered still nowadays.


OECD Network of Economic Regulators

The OECD Network of Economic Regulators (NER) is an open and unique forum that promotes dialogue across regulators operating in different sectors and countries from across the world. It brings together regulators with responsibilities for communications, energy, transport and water, in addition to other economic, competition, consumer, environment and safety issues. Members  share their experiences, discuss challenges, identify innovative solutions, and balance the competiting priorities that frame the features of a “world class regulator”.