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Training of national judges and judicial cooperation in the field of EU competition law

Since 2002, the Competition Directorate-General of the European Commission operates a subsidies program dedicated to the training of national judges in EU competition law and judicial cooperation between national judges. Approximately 120 projects have so far been co-financed, involving more than 7000 national judges.

Calls for proposals for projects under this program are published annually. Once new projects for training judges have been approved, details of the training programs are published below on this page.

Should you have any query in relation to training of judges in EU competition law, contact us.

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Last call for proposals

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Upcoming events, actions and trainings for judges:

Dates Title / Content Audience Place Language
27-28 September 2018

Academy of European Law-ERA seminar series:


Title: Economics for EU Competition Law - An Essential Tool for the National Judge


These 1,5 day seminars aim to provide national judges with a good understanding of basic economic concepts in EU competition law and with the tools to assess economic evidence and to quantify the harm caused by infringement of competition rules.


Contact person: Eirini Volikou

40 national judges per seminar, assistant and trainee judges and prosecutors from different EU Member States
Academy of European Law, Trier (Germany)

22-23 March 2018 National Institute of Magistracy, Bucharest (Romania)
21-22 September 2017 National School of Judges, Thessaloniki (Greece)
8-9 May 2017 Centro de Estudos Judiciários, Lisbon (Portugal)
2-4 February 2017

7-9 September 2017

Residential Training ENTraNCE for Judges 2017
Focus: role of national courts in State aid proceedings
Enrolment fee: free. Travel and accommodation costs covered by the project budget.
Enrolment deadline: 30 November 2016

Registration >

Contact Person: Marco Botta -

Final Workshop ENTraNCE for Judges 2017
52 judges from different EU Member States, excluding UK and Denmark Florence (Italy) English
24-25 February 2017 The Role of National Judges in Antitrust Litigation in the Light of the EU Damages Directive Judges, prosecutors, apprentice judges dealing with competition cases on a national level in EU member countries, the FYR of Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia and Iceland Budapest (Hungary) English
 Antitrust - State aid