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Call for proposals 2016: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law
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)
Guide for applicants 2016 en
Model Technical and Financial Report
Applicable unit costs for accommodation, meals and refreshments
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.