EJTN: Exchange Programme
The next call for applications for the specialised exchanges, implemented under the 2024 EJTN Exchange Programme, has been launched on: https://exp-platform.ejtn.eu/ and the European Judicial Training Network (EJTN) and the Exchange Programme team are delighted to invite judges, prosecutors, court staff, and judicial trainers of the EU Member States. The following activities are available and the closing date for exchanges was 16th October 2023 (18:00, Brussels time).
Judicial exchanges: General exchanges, Specialised exchanges, Judicial leaders exchanges, Trainers exchanges
Project-based exchanges: Bilateral exchanges, Regional exchanges, EJTN-CEPOL exchanges, Judiciary Learning Grants.
Long-term training periods: Court of Justice of the European Union, European Court of Human Rights, Eurojust, and the upcoming EPPO.
Study visits: Court of Justice of the European Union and EPPO, European Court of Human Rights, EU institutions, Eurojust, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights and the UN Office on Drugs and Crime, the Hague Conference on Private International Law, the Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology.
Visit the EJTN website to stay updated.
Should you wish to know more or if you have any question, do not hesitate to contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org or watch the EJTN Information Webinar on Exchange Programme activities:
- Part 1 - Presentation of the activities: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mLbhcUayRvg
- Part 2 - Q&A session: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ByqyfLiSULQ
Online Mondays 13th November and 4th December 2023 15:30-17:30 - Judges & Collective Redress
The EU Representative Actions Directive (Directive 2020/1828) entered into application in the European Union in June 2023. Though it does not mandate collective redress in competition law, some Member States, and the UK, have been taking steps to provide it in our area. It is already clear that judges will be called upon to undertake important tasks for managing and resolving mass claims. The objective of the online webinar series “Judges & Collective Redress” is to raise awareness on collective redress and to exchange on the roles of judges in collective redress actions. In these two online workshops organised by BEUC and funded by the European Union, participants will have an opportunity to focus on several topics directly relevant to judges when dealing with mass claims, including how to deal with third-party financing, what are the case management techniques at hand, what about the application of private international rules in cross-border mass claims and other topics.
30th November – 1st December 2023 - Budapest – Competition Lab for Judges
This event, entitled “Stepping up with the economics of competition law: between competition and regulation,” aims at assisting judges to deal with economic concepts and tests when addressing antitrust cases. Participants will gain a better understanding of the economic reasoning underlying the EU competition law framework and its enforcement in digital and regulated markets. Particular attention will be dedicated to market power, factors affecting competition, theories of harm and the effects of regulation on parameters of competition. Participants will increase their awareness on how digital and regulated markets operate and how to assess business practices in such markets under EU competition law.
The topics will be addressed and discussed by competition experts from OECD member countries. Practical exercises on hypothetical cases involving all participants will provide a great opportunity to apply the learnings of the seminar in practice. Furthermore, participants will be engaged in Q&A sessions with the experts and will be encouraged to share their experience with one another to promote further cooperation and networking.
📅 Registration deadline: 11 September 2023
📌 Seminar funded by the European Commission
ℹ️ More information: https://oecdgvh.hu/contents/events/upcoming-events/30-november---1-december-2023--comp-lab-for-judges--stepping-up-with-the-economics-of-competition-law-between-competition-and-regulation
30th November/ 1st December 2023 - Milan – seminar on Public and private enforcement of EU competition law in the age of big data
The Association offered its support and encouragement for this University of Turin – COMP.EU.TER - project which has been being funded by the European Commission; the Commission, as usual, would fund travel and accommodation for judges from Member States (save for Denmark) who wish to attend this seminar. The current version of the programme can be seen here.
The programme is published also on their website here: https://www.compeuter.unito.it/finalconference
Enquires and applications shall be sent to: email@example.com
28th February - 1st March 2024 - Florence and online - ENTraNCE - Training for national judges
The European University Institute has launched the next opportunity for judges to participate in their long established ENTraNCE programme providing a training for national judges from EU/EEA Member States interested in deepening their knowledge in competition law enforcement. Main topics of discussion will include:
- The damages directive a decade after
- Cutting-edge issues of private enforcement
- The role of economics in antitrust damages actions
ENTraNCE for Judges 2024 is suitable for civil and commercial law judges involved in private enforcement cases of EU competition law. In addition, ENTraNCE for Judges 2024 is ideal for administrative judges who have jurisdiction to review decisions of National Competition Authorities that might base follow-on damages actions. For eligible judges, it is funded by the European Commission (travel and accommodation included).
AECLJ Annual Meeting now 30th May to 1st June 2024
We were planning to return to Germany for the annual meeting to 13th-15th June 2024. However, the UEFA football championship meant that it was not possible to get good hotel availability for those dates. So the meeting in Berlin will now be held 30th May to 1st June 2024; to help judges and accompanying people to enjoy central Berlin, provisional bookings have been made at the Steigenberger Hotel am Kanzleramt; access to the meeting venue from the hotel would be by public transport and we would provide guidance. Our President, Wolfgang Kirchhoff, has arranged for us to be hosted in the magnificent Kammergericht Berlin, seat of the Oberlandesgericht, the highest state court, for the city-state. The topic for Friday has yet to be determined - if you have a suggestion do feel free to submit it for consideration. We shall also have our annual opportunity to update each other on recent case law as well as our annual general meeting. Please address suggestions and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
13th - 14th June 2024 - Brussels - hold the date for the 17th seminar for national judges and regulatory authorities on telecom regulation