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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:

Dates Title / Content / Contact Audience Place Language

20-22 May 2021

29 September -
1 October 2021

ENTraNCE for Judges 2021 focusses on enforcement of EU competition policy in digital markets

Deadline to submit the online application: 28 March 2021

Judges from civil, administrative and specialized competition law courts from all the EU Member States, except Denmark and the UK. Judges from Albania and Montenegro are also eligible to apply.

European University Institute (EUI), Florence (Italy)*


4-5 June 2020

14-15 September 2020

18 October 2021

Competition Law Enforcement: Infringements and Damages

Topic: DiCL– Digital Markets and Competition Law

The main issues and topics covered by the Seminars to be held in Rome in June and September 2020 are: 1) market definition in digital markets; 2) assessment of market power and dominance in digital markets; 3) recent case law and decisional practice concerning digital markets and potential theories of harm – including new forms of collusion, (e.g., use of algorithms) and refusal to provide access to essential inputs (e.g., Big Data). Over the Final Workshop, to be held in Rome in October 2021, professional experiences and topics addressed at National level will be shared so as a contribute to a friendly and stimulating network. Non-residential Lectures and Seminars will complete the offer.

Detailed information on the Project and the Seminars are available at

For further information please contact the Project Director at

National judges, including apprentice national judges and other administrative staff of the courts dealing with competition law cases may apply.

Applications shall be submitted by email to the Project Director at, cc , from 1 February to 10 April – indicating:

  1. Email Object “Application for DiCL – Edition Summer 2020”
  2. Name
  3. Surnam
  4. Jurisdiction
  5. Role in the National Court (Judge, Prosecutor, Apprendice National Judge, Judicial Court Staff)
  6. Any other information to qualify the applicant’s interest for competition law and digital markets
  7. Contact details (including email and phone number)
Rome, Italy English

* Due to travel restrictions caused by COVID-19, the two events in Florence 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.

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