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Cooperation with national courts

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

Practical information and awarded grants

Upcoming events, actions and trainings for judges:


Dates Title / Content Audience Place Language
4 - 5 December 2017

Advanced Seminar for Judges in EU State Aid Law

The 2-day intensive seminar will give the participants a throughout overview on the concept and the assessment of the existence of State aid. A further focus lies on the cooperation between the national courts and European institutions while dealing with State aid as well as the national enforcement of State aid recovery.

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+/- 30 national judges Maastricht University Campus Brussels English
1 December 2017 Second training session: “LEGAL ENGLISH: LINGUA FRANCA AND TRANSLATION IN EU COMPETITION LAW”

The training session aims at discussing the use of the English language as a sort of lingua franca, with particular regard to terms, their collocations and other phrases (i.e. lexical bundles) commonly used in the field of EU Competition Law.

125 national judges taking part to the project Warsaw University, Warsaw, Poland English
30 November - 1 December 2017

Advanced Seminar for Judges on the EU Damages Directive

The 2-day intensive seminar will deal with the implementation of the EU Damages Directive and focus in particular on access to evidence and private law aspects as well as on issues of judicial cooperation and the assessment of damages.

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+/- 30 national judges Maastricht University Campus Brussels English
3 November 2017 First training session: “NEWS ON PUBLIC AND PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT OF EU LAW”

The session aims at discussing some recent trends on EU Competition Law, with particular regard to the private enforcement.

125 national judges taking part to the project Dipartimento di Diritto, Economia e Culture, Università degli Studi dell’Insubria, Chiostro di Sant’Abbondio, via Sant’Abbondio 12, Como, Italy English
26 - 27 October 2017 The Economics of EU Competition Law

This intensive 2-day Workshop aims to provide national Judges and Prosecutors a thorough grounding in the essential economic issues involved in the enforcement of EU Competition Law. The Workshop will focus on the fundamental economic concepts of Competition Law, excessive, discriminatory and predatory pricing, mergers and acquisitions, and quantification of damages caused by infringements of Competition rules.

Project website: http://judgestraining.eu

Contact person: Edoardo Minerva: eminerva@eplo.int

 

+/- 20 judges Supreme Court of Cyprus, Nicosia Greek
October 2017 Project ”TRAINING ACTION FOR LEGAL PRACTITIONERS: LINGUISTIC SKILLS AND TRANSLATION IN EU COMPETITION LAW”

Subscriptions are open. Please, write an email to dr. Silvia Marino: silvia.marino@uninsubria.it

Seminar: “KEY ISSUES IN LEGAL ENGLISH”
Brief description: it is a preliminary lesson giving you all you need to know before starting improving excellence legal English in EU Competition Law.

125 national judges per seminar, assistant and trainee judges and prosecutors from the partners EU Member States (28 from Italy, Spain and Poland; 26 from Croatia; 15 from Greece) In each Member State National language(s) and English
27-29 September 2017 Specialized Trainings for European Practitioners - The project wishes to improve the knowledge of judges regarding competition law, to train them in this field, taking a special interest in the implementation of the 104/2014 Directive on antitrust damages actions.

Contact person: Alexandra Văduva, alexandra.vaduva@freedomhouse.ro

23 national judges Predeal, Romania Romanian, English
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 evolikou@era.int






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




English
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)
15 September 2017

National recovery procedures and the role of national judges: Dutch and Italian procedures.

Judicial staff competent to deal with competition cases on a national level (including national judges, prosecutors, apprentice national judges and the legal staff of the judges' office or national courts).

This judicial staff is from four different Member States: The Netherlands, Austria, Belgium and Italy.

University of Bologna English
13 - 15 September 2017

The Economics of EU Rules Protecting Free Competition

This intensive 3-day Workshop aims to provide national Judges and Prosecutors a thorough grounding in the essential economic issues involved in the enforcement of EU Competition Law. The Workshop will focus on the fundamental economic concepts of Competition Law, excessive, discriminatory and predatory pricing, mergers and acquisitions, and quantification of damages caused by infringements of Competition rules.

Programme en

Project website: http://judgestraining.eu

Contact person: Ivan Stoynev: ivan.stoynev@yahoo.fr
+/- 30 national judges Faculty of Law, University of Sofia Bulgarian
  
 Antitrust - State aid