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2020
Call for proposals HT.5763: Training of national judges in EU Competition Law
Deadline 15/01/2021

The new call for proposals focuses on EU competition law trainings addressing national judges dealing with competition cases at national level. This also includes prosecutors, apprentice national judges and the staff of national courts of eligible countries.

Applicants may apply for a grant between EUR 30.000 up to a maximum of EUR 300.000.

Co-financing rate is maximum 90% of the eligible costs.

The estimated start of the trainings is in the year 2022.

The projects should address the following six thematic Priorities and three Preferences.

Priorities to be considered are:

  • Articles 101 and 102 TFEU
  • Directive 2014/104 on antitrust damages actions
  • Economic principles of competition law
  • Competition law in regulated industries
  • Digital Markets
  • State Aid

Proposals outside of the priority topics may still be awarded grants if they are justified by a convincing evidence-based training needs assessment, demonstrating that more training is needed for the proper application of EU competition law in the suggested field.

Preference will be given to projects considering:

  • Trainings foreseeing consecutive levels, building up one on another
  • Trainings which not simply duplicate/overlap existing/planned training material or existing/future projects of other training providers at national level, but that act in complementarity or that innovate
  • Trainings addressing judges from several member states in one training and thus encouraging cross-border networking

For further details, including the award criteria, see the full text of the Call for proposals.

Please note that in order to facilitate the administration of the projects the new Call for proposals includes simplified budget categories and reporting procedure.

Call for proposals English version pdf

Application form docx

Annexes

Annex 1: Overview of required annexes attached xls

Annex 2: Electronic copy of the complete application (on USB)

Annex 3: Financial plan and Detailed forward budget xls

Annex 4: Financial identification form

Annex 5: Legal entity form

Annex 6: Declaration of honour (exclusion criteria, financial and capacity assessment) docx

Annex 7: Operational capacity assessment (documents according to section 8.2. of the Call)

Annex 8: Staff's salary grids/ Unit costs for Staff (documentation: e.g. payslips)

In case of partner(s): Annex 9: Documents of Co-beneficiaries (letter of intent, Annexes 5, 6 and 7) and associate partners (letter of intent only)

Reference documents

Guide for applicants HT.5763 pdf

Model Technical and Financial Report attached docx

Applicable unit costs for accommodation, meals and refreshments pdf

Legal and Financial reference

The Annual Work Programme 2020 and Annex (section 3.2.2) pdf

Regulation 2018/1046 of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union

Useful to know

If you are selected to sign a binding agreement with the EU Commission the herewith attached draft model agreement pdf gives you guidance on the content and format of the agreement which will be concluded along these lines.

Some practical advice for training providers pdf on how to design your project and training activities you may find in this brochure, developed by a Commission expert group on European judicial training composed of experienced judicial training practitioners from various professions and jurisdictions.

  
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