Valencia, Spain 24th & 25th October and 21st & 22nd November 2019
This University of Valencia project is for national judges from 12 EU member States: Belgium, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania and Spain dealing with competition cases in the public enforcement field, with simultaneous translation in English and Spanish. With support from the European Commission, travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses of judges selected will be met from the project. A provisional programme is here. In summary:
October: training on economic principles of competition law and the assessment of economic evidence/ studies in litigation and its procedural handling.
November: actual trends in the application of arts. 101 and 102 TFEU and training on the application of competition law in regulated industries.
The application deadline is 30th June 2019. They would appreciate if you could indicate you are interested as soon as possible. Queries should be addressed to Maria.Gomez-Santos@uv.es
Budapest – 22nd-23rd November 2019
The Hungarian Competition Authority (GVH) through the OECD-GVH Regional Centre for Competition in Budapest (Hungary) (‘RCC’), co-financed by the European Union, is organising a seminar for judges on ‘New Challenges for National Judges in the Application of Articles 101 & 102 TFEU’.
This training aims to update national judges about the new legal and procedural challenges they may face when dealing with competition law cases as a result of the latest legal developments that have taken place in the antitrust field.
The registration deadline is 20 October 2019. Participation will be completely free of charge.
The costs will be covered by EU and GVH funds.
The registration form is here and the announcement is here and both are available on their homepage http://oecdgvh.org/menu/events/upcoming/2019_11.html
24th January 2020: Brussels
14th Seminar for National Communications Law Judges is being organised by DG CNECT, European Commission with the Florence School of Regulation, European University Institute, Florence. It will take place on Friday, 24th January 2020.
Florence – 20th-22nd February 2020 and then 30th September – 2nd October 2020
The European University Institute (EUI) is running what we believe to be the 10th edition of ENTraNCE for Judges, a training programme for national judges in EU competition law and economics, co-funded by DG Competition of the European Commission.
You can find the flyer describing the main features of the programme here; the application form here – there is a deadline of 1st December 2019 and, for additional information on the course, please visit their webpage.
This year's edition of ENTraNCE for Judges will focus on the interaction between competition law and sector-specific regulation in telecommunications, energy and pharmaceutical industries echoing the topics of the last two AECLJ annual conferences.
The course is addressed to judges from EU Member States interested in deepening their knowledge and sharing experience in EU competition law enforcement. The training programme is free of charge; travel and accommodation costs in Florence for selected judges will be borne by the project budget.
Kindly find additional information on the requirements to apply below.
Only judges from the following categories of EU national courts are eligible to apply:
1. Specialized competition law tribunals;
2. Administrative courts (first or last instance) that have jurisdiction to review NCAs' decisions;
3. Civil and commercial court that have jurisdiction in private enforcement cases of EU competition law. First instance courts are not normally eligible to apply.
Although judges from Denmark and the United Kingdom are ineligible for EU funding exceptionally judges from Albania may apply.
11th-13th June 2020: Vilnius, Lithuania
Annual Conference co-organised with the European Commission – our focus/foci for Friday will be discussed in November in Brussels and, on Saturday, we shall have our updates on EU and national case law.