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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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Upcoming events, actions and trainings for judges:


Dates Title / Content Audience Place Language
17-19 March 2016

EU COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT BY NATIONAL COURTS

The project “Training of national judges in EU competition law” EU COMPETITION LAW ENFORCEMENT BY NATIONAL COURTS  is an European project funded by the European Commission. The first edition of the course will take place at the School of Law of the Catholic University Portugal, Regional Centre of Porto.
The deadline for the enrolments is 12th February 2016.
The project will cover travel, accommodation and meals expenses.

Contact Person: inicolescu@porto.ucp.pt
Judges and magistrates from: Spain, Romania and Portugal. Porto (Portugal) English Portuguese

7 - 9 April 2016

Final workshop "Challenges Faced by Judges in Enforcing Competition Law; EU and National Perspectives" of ENTraNCE 2016

The workshop is open to 52 national judges who attended the training program from its start in July 2015. During the workshop, each participant will briefly orally present a case note previously prepared in the context of the online training activities. The case note summarizes a national judgement in the field of EU competition law. In addition, judges from EU and national supreme courts with expertise in the field of EU competition law enforcement are invited as guest speakers, in order to discuss common challenges in competition law enforcement.
Call for applications
Contact Person: Marco Botta - marco.botta@eui.eu

 

National judges who participated in the previous residential training Florence (Italy) English
19-20 May 2016

Conference on "The role of national judges in the enforcement of EU Competition rules and the cooperation between competition authorities and judicial actors".

The project implemented by Freedom House Romania in partnership with the Romanian Competition Council and the Romanian National Institute of Magistracy aims to promote and facilitate the development of highly specialized debates in the field of competition law for Romanian magistrates and legal professionals by organizing three conferences having as topics: (1) the role of national judges in the enforcement of EU Competition rules and the cooperation between competition authorities and judicial actors (2) main elements of private enforcement of EU competition rules and (3) competition in public procurement procedures.

http://freedomhouse.ro/concurenta/

Contact Person: popescu@freedomhouse.ro
75 judges and 45 other relevant stakeholders (institutional experts, prosecutors, experts in the field, scholars, members of the academia) from Romania Romania English Romanian
  
 Antitrust - State aid