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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.

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    Table of allocation of points for award criteria 1c

    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 ) + 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


    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



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