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Call for proposals 2016: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law

Deadline 31/03/2017

The new call for proposals focuses on EU competition law trainings addressing a specific target group: national judges dealing with the review of national competition authorities' decisions and all final instance judges dealing with competition law, including antitrust and state aid.

Applicants may apply for a grant between EUR 50.000 up to a maximum of EUR 400.000.

The projects should address the following two Areas, five Priorities and three Preferences.

The two Areas addressed by this call are:

  • Improvement of knowledge, application and interpretation of EU competition law
  • Development of legal linguistic skills of national judges

Within these Areas the five Priorities to be considered are:

  • State Aid
  • Directive 2014/104 on antitrust damages actions
  • Economic principles of competition law
  • Interface between European competition law and new developments in e-commerce and/or intellectual property laws
  • Development of legal linguistic skills

Preference will be given to projects considering:

  • Trainings foreseeing consecutive levels, building up one on another
  • Trainings which not simply duplicate/overlap existing/planned training material or existing/future projects of other training providers at national level, but that act in complementarity or that innovate
  • Trainings addressing judges from several member states in one training and thus encouraging cross-border networking

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

Call for proposals English version

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

Award criteria guidance 2016

Application form en


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 + supporting documents)

Annex 6: Declaration of honour (exclusion criteria and financial capacity assessment) en

Annex 7: Operational capacity assessment (documents according to No.6.3.2 of the Call)

Annex 8: Staff's salary grids/ Unit costs for Staff (documentation: e.g. payslips)

In case of partner(s): Annex 9: Documents of Co-beneficiaries (letter of intent, Annexes 5,6 and 7) and other partners (letter of intent)

Reference documents

Guide for applicants 2016 en

Model Technical and Financial Report en

Applicable unit costs for accommodation, meals and refreshments en

Maximum eligible daily rates for staff costs en

Legal and Financial reference

The Annual Work Programme 2016 for the Justice Programme and the relevant non-substantial modification for this programme

Financial Regulation and its rules of application

Useful to know

If you are selected to sign a binding agreement with the EU Commission the herewith attached draft model agreement for mono-beneficiary grants gives you guidance on the content and format of the agreement which will be concluded along these lines.

Some practical advice for training providers on how to design your project and training activities you may find in this brochure, developed by a Commission expert group on European judicial training composed of experienced judicial training practitioners from various professions and jurisdictions.

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