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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|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 email@example.com
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
Contact Person: Marco Botta - firstname.lastname@example.org
Final Workshop ENTraNCE for Judges 2017
|52 judges from different EU Member States, excluding UK and Denmark
|31 March 2017
||The notion of (fiscal) State aid: decisions of the EU
Commission and case law of the EU Courts
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 ‘s office or national courts)
The seminar will be held in videoconference from
Tilburg University, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU),
University of Antwerp, University of Bologna
|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
|8-9-10 March 2017
BARCELONA ADVANCED TRAINING SEMINAR PROGRAMME
Title: EU STATE AID RULES AND NATIONAL JUDGES: SUBSTANTIVE AND PROCEDURAL ISSUES
This 2,5 days seminar will aim to address from a practical perspective the interaction between the Courts of the European Union (the Court of Justice and the General Court) and national Courts when State aid schemes are implemented. Therefore, the various channels for judicial implementation will be explored through cases, in particular, annulment procedures, actions grounded on a failure to fulfil an obligation and preliminary ruling procedures. Furthermore, the fundamental concepts of compatibility, illegality, recovery and compensation when judicially implementing European State aid schemes will be taken into account, bearing in mind not only the relationship between the European Commission and national authorities, but also their effects on the beneficiaries of the aid and on their competitors.
Contact person: Montse Romeu Montserrat.email@example.com
52 national judges and prosecutors from different EU Member States and 14 speakers
| The Spanish Judicial School (Barcelona, Spain)
|| English and Spanish
|From 1st February to 31st March 2017
before the seminar is held, participants will be
electronically sent all the materials that the speakers will use in their
presentations so they can familiarize themselves with the content.
|9-10-11 March 2017
Compensation of Damages arising out of cartels and abuses of dominance according to the Directive 2014/104/EU and transposition rules
1,5 day seminar aiming to provide national judges with tools to asses, helped by experts in the legal and economic field, the main problems presented by compensation of damages in competition law proceedings and responses and best practices applicable to these kind of situations.
Contact person: firstname.lastname@example.org
36 judges from different EU Member States
|| University of Valencia (Spain)
|| English and Spanish