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

Since 2002, DG COMP operates a grants programme dedicated to the training of national judges in EU competition law. From 2007 to 2017 approximately 120 projects have been co-financed, involving more than 8000 national judges. The main goal of the Training of Judges Programme is to support a consistent and coherent application of EU competition law by national courts.

The Training of national judges on EU competition law is part of the Justice Programme 2014 -2020, contributing to support and promote judicial training, including language training on legal terminology, with a view to fostering a common legal and judicial culture.

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

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Upcoming events, actions and trainings for judges:

Dates Title / Content / Contact Audience Place Language

31 January - 2 February 2019 (residential training)

26-28 September 2019 (final workshop)

European Networking and Training for National Competition Enforcers (ENTraNCE) for Judges 2019

Training programme for national judges in EU competition law organized by the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence. The focus of the ninth edition is on the interaction of IP and competition law.

Further information:
26 selected judges from all EU Member States, except UK and Denmark European University Institute, Florence, Italy English
7-8 February 2019
18-19 July 2019

+ e-learning course
A.D.A - Antitrust Damages Actions: interdisciplinary training of European judges on implementation of EU rules

Second edition of the training course organized by the University of Macerata on the Directive 2014/104 on antitrust damages actions


EU member States’ national judges, prosecutors, apprentice judges, and judges’ office staff Seminars at University of Macerata, Italy English
 Antitrust - State aid