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Competition Policy

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:

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19-21 April 2022 (residential training)

28-29 September 2022 (final workshop)

ENTraNCE for Judges 2022 is focussed on recent developments in the enforcement of Art. 101 TFEU

Program residential training


ENTraNCE for Judges 2022 is a training program addressed to 52 national judges from the EU Member States, Albania and Montenegro. Interested judges may submit an online application by 28 February 2022.EUI campus in Florence (residential training); EU Court of Justice in Luxembourg (final workshop)English
10-11 March 2022

The role of the national judge in the enforcement of EU State aid rules: Seminar for the Finnish judiciary by ERA (Academy of European Law)


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Finnish judges, apprentice national judges, and the staff of judges’ offices or of national courts.

Vantaa - FinlandFinnish and English (with simultaneous interpretation)
25th and 27th November 2021

Topic: Compensation of damages and competition law: a comparative overview inspiring national solutions


The project is addressed to national civil and commercial judges focusing on first instance and appeal judges dealing with compensation of damages generated by the infringement of competition rules,  including case studies and workshops, and will be structured in two events.

Universitat de València Estudi General (Valencia, Spain)*

Simultaneous translation in English and Spanish

24st and 26nd March 2022

Topic: Competition Law &Technology (platforms and e-commerce)


* Due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, the two events in Florence and the two in Valencia will be organized in a hybrid format: selected participants will be able to attend the residential training and final workshop via Zoom, in case they could not travel to Florence or Valencia.