DG Comp call for further training proposals
The call for proposals for training national judges in EU competition law that DG COMP has recently published.
The purpose of the call is to co-finance projects aimed at improving the knowledge, application and interpretation of EU competition law.
Priority topics include the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU, the Directive 2014/104 on antitrust damages actions, economic principles of competition law, state aid, competition law in regulated industries and digital markets.
The target audience must consist of national judges, prosecutors, apprentice national judges, and the staff of the judges’ offices or of national courts.
Eligible countries are the EU Member States with the exception of Denmark and the United Kingdom, and including the EU candidate countries Albania and Montenegro.
The deadline for applications is 15th April 2019.
The full text of the call for proposals and related documentation is available here
Third run likely to be 23rd-24th May and 18th-19th September 2019
Antitrust Damages Actions (ADA) – interdisciplinary training including both e-learning and residential training co-funded by the EU Justice Programme so that national judges who fall within the targeted groups are funded. The deadline for applications for the third run is 11th April 2019; the webpage is here, the brochure is available here and the e-mail address is email@example.com.
Florence 31st January - 2nd February 2019 and then 26th - 28th September 2019
The European University Institute (EUI) has opened the call for applications for the 9th 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. For additional information on the course, please visit their webpage.
This year's edition of ENTraNCE for Judges will focus on the interaction between intellectual property rights and competition law.
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 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 eligible to apply.
The deadline to submit the application is 30 November 2018, please find here the link to the online application form:
4th-6th April 2019: Porto, Portugal
With funding from the European Commission and co-operation from our Portugese colleagues, the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University is organizing a seminar on competition law (mainly private enforcement). There will be five places for Spanish judges and five places for Polish judges and travelling expenses will be funded by the European Commission. For more information please contact Judge Marta Borges.(firstname.lastname@example.org)
13-15 June 2019: Copenhagen
Annual Conference co-organised with the European Commission – on Friday we shall focus on competition law and regulated network markets and, on Saturday, our updates on EU and national case law. You can find a draft version of the programme here.
14th-15th November 2019 – Brussels
The next meeting between DG Comp staff and national judges in Brussels.