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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

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 https://www.dicl.eu/.

For further information please contact the Project Director at Valeria.Falce@unier.it

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 Valeria.Falce@unier.it, cc application_DiCL@unier.it , 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
15 May 2020

Competition Law Enforcement: Infringements and Damages

Topic: Rules on damages in competition law cases

This seminar will focus on relevant provisions of the EU Damages directive; principals and stages, role of judges and parties in damages quantification; evaluation of evidence and best practices in damages quantification.

The programme is available here.

For further information please contact contacts@kt.gov.lt

National judges, including apprentice national judges and other administrative staff of the courts dealing with competition law cases (from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and Finland). Vilnius, Lithuania English (simultaneous translation to Lithuanian)
6–7 April 2020

Competition Law Enforcement: Infringements and Damages

Topic: Main provisions of competition law: Articles 101 and 102

This seminar will focus on elements of Articles 101 and 102; assessment of individual forms of infringements of Articles 101 and 102; role of judges and parties, burden of proof, standard of proof and evidence in private competition law cases.

The programme is available here.

For further information please contact contacts@kt.gov.lt

National judges, including apprentice national judges and other administrative staff of the courts dealing with competition law cases (from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Poland, Sweden and Finland). Vilnius, Lithuania English (simultaneous translation to Lithuanian)
02-03 April 2020

The role of the national judge in the application of EU Rules on State Aids

The programme is available in PT and DE.

The enrolment form is available in PT and DE.

Portuguese and German Judges, prosecutors and staff of judges’ offices or of national courts.

Centro de Estudos Judiciários Largo do Limoeiro, 1149-048 Lisboa, Portugal


Portuguese and German (with simultaneous translation)
19-20 March 2020

Essential EU Competition Law – seminar for Spanish judges.

The training is organised by ERA in cooperation with Escuela Judicial del Consejo General del Poder Judicial y el Centro de Estudios Jurídicos.

The programme is available here.

The application form is available here.

Spanish Judges, prosecutors and staff of judges’ offices or of national courts..

Escuela Judicial del Consejo General del Poder Judicial - Barcelona


Spanish
20 - 22 February 2020 and
30 September -
2 October 2020
ENTraNCE for Judges 2020 focusses on the interaction of competition law and regulation in regulated industries (i.e. energy, telecom and pharmaceutical industries).

Deadline to submit the online application is 1 December 2019
Judges from civil, administrative and specialized competition law courts from all the EU Member States, except Denmark and the UK. Judges from Albania are also eligible to apply. European University Institute (EUI), Florence (Italy) English
  
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