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2015

Call for proposals 2015: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation

The Call for proposals 2015 is closed (deadline 29/01/2016)

Applicants must indicate clearly which of the priorities mentioned below are addressed by their proposal. Projects should address at least one of these priorities. Projects may address more than one area of intervention, but must clearly indicate which one is the main priority and which one is the ancillary priority.

Proposals not covering any of the below mentioned priorities can still be eligible, but they will be allocated 0 points under the award criteria 1.c). By way of exception to this rule, the Authorising Officer, upon suggestion of the Evaluation Committee, may decide that the topic/activity proposed is to be considered a priority (e.g. peculiar need in a Member State). In this case a maximum of 10 points may be allocated under the award criteria 1.c)

Priorities 2015

Projects should address specific topics described under at least one of the following areas:

  • Area 1: Improvement of knowledge, application and interpretation of EU competition law.

    Projects should consist of training activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, colloquia etc., as well as short or long term training courses on EU competition law. Projects under this priority should be rather oriented on advanced trainings for national judges. Basic trainings will only be financed when duly justified (e.g. for national judges in a newly established court).

  • Area 2: Development of legal linguistic skills of national judges.

    The development of linguistic skills can be the main focus of a training program (10 points), or be included as an ancillary activity (5 points) in training programs under Areas 1 and 3.

  • Area 3: Improving and/or creating cooperation/networks

    Improving and/or creating cooperation/networks can be the main focus of a training program (10 points), or be included as an ancillary activity (5 points) in training programs under Areas 1 and 2. Projects will only be considered to fall under Area 3 if their main focus is improving and/or creating cooperation/networks between national judges of more than one EU Member State. However, it is strongly encouraged that training programs under Areas 1 and 2 contain activities fostering the cooperation and creation of networks between judges.

    Distribution of financial support between different priorities and allocation of points

    When deciding on the allocation of grants, a fair balance between priorities will be sought. The Commission shall therefore finance at least two projects[1] for each of the above 3 areas (as main priority). Priority will be given to projects that do not simply duplicate/overlap existing/future training material or existing/future projects but that act in complementarity or that innovate. Please refer also to the "Table of allocation of points for award criteria 1.c)" in Annex.
  • Priority will be given to the three above mentioned aspects.

    For further details see the full text of the Call for proposals.

    Available linguistic versions: bg cs en da de el es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv

    Table of allocation of points for award criteria 1c

    Application form en

    Annexes

    Annex 1: Overview of required annexes en

    Annex 2: Electronic copy of the complete application (on CD or USB)

    Annex 3: Financial plan and Detailed forward budget en

    Annex 4: Financial identification sheet

    Annex 5: Legal entity form (for private companies and for public entities ) + VAT

    Annex 6: Declaration of honour en - en

    Annex 7: Financial capacity assessment en - en

    Annex 8: Operational capacity assessment

    Annex 9: Staff's salary grid

    In case of partner(s): Annex 10: Partner declaration form en

    Reference documents

    Guide for applicants 2015 en

    Applicable unit costs for accommodation, meals and refreshments en

    Maximum eligible daily rates for staff costs en

    Estimation of number of judges trained by our Programme by nationality en

    Legal and Financial reference

    The Annual Work Programme 2015 and Annex (section 2.2.2) CIVIL JUSTICE

    Financial Regulation and its rules of application

    Useful to know

    If you successfully submit an application, you will sign a binding contract with the EU Commission. It may be useful to check its content before submitting your application.

    Model mono-beneficiary Grant Agreement en


    2014

    Call for proposals 2014: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation

    The Call for proposals 2014 is closed (deadline 29/08/2014)

    Results of selection: List of funded projects and reserve list en - Award decision en - Insight of funded proposals 2014 en


    Priorities 2014

    Projects should address at least one of the following areas:

    • a) Improvement of knowledge, application and interpretation of EU competition law;

      Projects should consist of training activities in the form of conferences, seminars, colloquia, meetings and symposia, as well as short or long term training courses on EU competition law. Projects under this priority should be more oriented on advanced trainings for national judges.

    • b) Support to National Judicial Institutions on Competition Law knowledge;

      Projects submitted under this category should be organised by one or more national judicial institutions - in particular as part of the initial training period of judges and prosecutors - with regard to the application of EU competition law. Projects under this priority should be more oriented to general trainings for national judges.

    • c) Improving and/or creating cooperation/networks;

      Projects should cover activities promoting the cooperation and/or networking between national judges, in particular between associations active in the field of the application of EU competition law.

      Projects may also cover the establishment, upgrading and/or interlinking of databases or web-based tools with EU cross-border relevance aiming to create or strengthen the cooperation and disseminate information among judges at national and European level.

    Priority will be given to the three above mentioned aspects. In case of residual funding available the EU Commission may decide to award also projects focused on the following subject:

    • d) Development of legal linguistic skills of national judges;

      Projects should cover legal linguistic training activities linked to the specific terminology used in the application of competition law. Projects should consist of specific legal linguistic training activities in the form of short or long term training courses. The main goal of the projects should be the overcoming of the geographical/linguistic barriers to the benefit of the creation of a common European judicial knowledge.

    For further details see the full text of the Call for proposals.

     

    Available linguistic versions: bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hu hr it lt lv mt nl pl pt ro sk sl sv

    Application form en

    Annexes

    Annex 1: check-list for applicants en - en

    Annex 2. Electronic copy of the complete application (on CD or USB)

    Annex 3: Financial plan & Forward budget en

    Annex 4: Financial identification form

    Annex 5: Legal entity form (for private companies and for public entities )

    Annex 6: Declaration of honour en - en

    Annex 7: Evidence of legal status

    Annex 8: Financial capacity assessment en - en

    Annex 9: Operational capacity assessment

    Annex 10: Staff's salary grid

    In case of partner(s): Annex 11: Partner declaration form en

    Annex 12: Undertaking by the applicant

    Reference documents

    Guide for applicants bg cs da de el en es et fi fr hr hu it lt lv mt nl pl ro sl sk sv

    Applicable unit costs for meals and accommodation en

    Maximum eligible daily rates for staff costs en

    Estimation of number of judges trained by our Programme by nationality en

    Legal and Financial reference

    Useful to know

    If you successfully submit an application, you will sign a binding contract with the EU Commission. It may be useful to check its content before submitting your application.

    • Model mono-beneficiary Grant Agreement en
    • Model multi-beneficiary Grant Agreement en

     

    2013

    Call for proposals: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation

    The deadline for submission of applications was: 30/04/2013

    Priority areas 2013 pdf

    Documents for applicants

    Awarded grants and practical information for applicants and beneficiaries


    2012

    Call for proposals: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation

    Selection results

    Official Journal – initial publication - Official Journal – deadline extension

    Grants may be awarded to support measures taken by bodies which foster judicial cooperation and other measures aimed at promoting training in EU competition law for national judges and cooperation between them:

    • the organisation of conferences, seminars, symposia or meetings on EU competition law for national judges;
    • short or long-term training in EU competition law as part of study programmes for national judges;
    • the distribution of documentation and information on EU competition law specifically tailored to the needs of national judges;
    • cooperation, including the setting-up and/or maintenance of networks and/or databases, between judicial authorities or other public or private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EU competition law by national judges.

    Projects must cover the implementation of Articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU and may include the issue of private enforcement and/or state aid rules.

    For further details see the full text of the call for proposals.

    Information for successful candidates

    Templates for final report (annex V), request pre-financing (Annex V.a), Template request final payment (Annex V.b) etc.

    This call for proposals is based on the Specific Grant Program Civil Justice 2007-2013 as part of the General Program Fundamental Rights and Justice Decision No 1149/2007/EC by the European Parliament and the Council of 25 September 2007. One of the actions provided for by the Decision concerns training for national judges in European competition law, including state aid rules and private damages training.

    Further details are set out in the 2012 Annual Work Programme of DG Justice Commission Decision of 21.12.2011 concerning the adoption of a financing decision for 2012 in the framework of the Programme "Civil Justice".

    Applicants are advised to consult the following documents prior to completing the application form:

    Financial Regulation
    • Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) N° 1995/2006 of 13 December 2006 amending Regulation N° 1605/2002 on the Financial regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities - Official Journal L 390/2006 of 30 December 2006
    • Council Regulation (EC) No 1525/2007 of 17 December 2007 (Official Journal L 343, 27.12.2007, p. 9) - Modification of article 109 of the FR
    • Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1995/2006 of 13 December 2006 amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (Official Journal L 390, 30.12.2006) – Official Journal L 48 of 22.2.2008, p. 88
    Implementing rules
    • Consolidated version of the Implementing Rules - Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2342/2002 of 23 December 2002 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities. Official Journal.
      bg cs de da el en et es fr fi hu it lt lv nl pl pt ro sk sl sv  pdf

    Awarded grants

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    2011

    Call for proposals: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation between national judges

    Deadline: 4 April 2011

    On September 2007 the European Parliament and the Council adopted Decision No 1149/2007/EC establishing for the period 2007-2013 the Specific Grant Program Civil Justice as part of the General Program Fundamental Rights and Justice. One of the actions provided for by the Decision concerns training for national judges in European competition law, including state aid rules and private damages training. Thus, grants may be awarded to support measures taken by bodies which foster judicial cooperation and other measures aimed at promoting training in EU competition law for national judges and cooperation between them:

    • the organisation of conferences, seminars, symposia or meetings on EU competition law for national judges;
    • short or long-term training in EU competition law as part of study programmes for national judges;
    • the distribution of documentation and information on EU competition law specifically tailored to the needs of national judges;
    • cooperation, including the setting-up and/or maintenance of networks and/or databases, between judicial authorities or other public or private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EU competition law by national judges.

    Projects must cover the implementation of Articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU and may include the issue of private enforcement and/or state aid rules.

    Annual work programme en pdf

    For further details see the full text of the call for proposals.

    Templates for final report

    Applicants are advised to consult the following documents prior to completing the application form:

    Financial Regulation
    • Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) N° 1995/2006 of 13 December 2006 amending Regulation N° 1605/2002 on the Financial regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities - Official Journal L 390/2006 of 30 December 2006
    • Council Regulation (EC) No 1525/2007 of 17 December 2007 (Official Journal L 343, 27.12.2007, p. 9) - Modification of article 109 of the FR
    • Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1995/2006 of 13 December 2006 amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (Official Journal L 390, 30.12.2006) – Official Journal L 48 of 22.2.2008, p. 88
    Implementing rules
    • Consolidated version of the Implementing Rules - Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2342/2002 of 23 December 2002 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities. Official Journal.
      bg cs de da el en et es fr fi hu it lt lv nl pl pt ro sk sl sv  pdf

    Awarded grants

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    2010

    Training of national judges in EU Competition Law and judicial co-operation between national judges

    Deadline: 29 October 2010

    The grant program "Civil Justice" promotes, among others, actions to train national judges in EU competition law and to foster judicial cooperation. Grants can be awarded to support the following measures:

    • the organisation of conferences, seminars, symposia or meetings on EU competition law for national judges;
    • short or long-term training in EU competition law as part of study programmes for national judges;
    • the distribution of documentation and information on EU competition law specifically tailored to the needs of national judges;
    • cooperation, including the setting-up and/or maintenance of networks and/or databases, between judicial authorities or other public or private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EU competition law by national judges.

    See the 2010 work programme en pdf

    Projects must cover the implementation of Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union and may include the issue of private enforcement and/or state aid rules.

    Templates for final report

    Applicants are advised to consult the following documents prior to completing the application form:

    Financial Regulation
    • Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) N° 1995/2006 of 13 December 2006 amending Regulation N° 1605/2002 on the Financial regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities - Official Journal L 390/2006 of 30 December 2006
    • Council Regulation (EC) No 1525/2007 of 17 December 2007 (Official Journal L 343, 27.12.2007, p. 9) - Modification of article 109 of the FR
    • Corrigendum to Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1995/2006 of 13 December 2006 amending Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities (Official Journal L 390, 30.12.2006) – Official Journal L 48 of 22.2.2008, p. 88
    Implementing rules
    • Consolidated version of the Implementing Rules - Commission Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 2342/2002 of 23 December 2002 laying down detailed rules for the implementation of Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 1605/2002 on the Financial Regulation applicable to the general budget of the European Communities. Official Journal.
      bg cs de da el en et es fr fi hu it lt lv nl pl pt ro sk sl sv  pdf

    Awarded grants

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    2009

    Training of national judges in EC competition law and judicial co-operation between national judges

    Deadline: 27 November 2009

    On September 2007 the European Parliament and the Council adopted Decision No 1149/2007/EC establishing for the period 2007-2013 the Specific Grant Program Civil Justice as part of the General Program Fundamental Rights and Justice. See the 2009 work programme (de, en, fr pdf) One of the actions provided for by the Decision concerns training for national judges in European competition law, including state aid rules and private damages training. Thus, grants may be awarded to support measures taken by bodies which foster judicial cooperation and other measures aimed at promoting training in European competition law for national judges and cooperation between them:

    • the organisation of conferences, seminars, symposia or meetings on EC competition law for national judges;
    • short or long-term training in EC competition law as part of study programmes for national judges;
    • the distribution of documentation and information on EC competition law specifically tailored to the needs of national judges;
    • cooperation, including the setting-up of networks and/or databases, between judicial authorities or other public or private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EC competition law by national judges.

    Projects must cover the implementation of Articles 81 and 82 EC Treaty and may include the issue of private enforcement and/or state aid rules.

    Annual work programme en pdf

    For further details see the full text of the call for proposals.

    Awarded grants

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    2008

    Training of national judges in EC competition law and judicial co-operation between national judges

    Deadline: extended until 31 March 2008.

    The activities supported may take the form of, for example:

    • the organisation of conferences, seminars, symposia or meetings on EC competition law for national judges;
    • short or long term training in EC competition law as part of study programmes for national judges;
    • the distribution of documentation and information on EC competition law specifically tailored to the needs of national judges;
    • cooperation, including the setting up of networks and/or databases, between judicial authorities or other public or private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EC competition law by national judges.

    Projects must cover the implementation of Articles 81 and 82 EC Treaty and may include the issue of private enforcement.

    Annual work programme en pdf

    For further details see the full text of the call for proposals below.

    Awarded grants

      
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