Through CEER, a not-for-profit organisation, European national energy regulators cooperate, exchange best practice and develop regulatory policy in order to benefit Europe's energy consumers. This organisation champions best practice regulation among its own energy regulators and with outside stakeholders such as EU policy makers and legislators. It does so through training courses, workshops and conferences, and internal/external regulatory papers, among others. CEER covers a broad range of energy topics such as retail markets and consumer protection, distribution networks, smart grids, flexibility, sustainability,and international cooperation. Its focus is on promoting a competitive, secure and sustainable European energy market which delivers for consumers.