European Commission calls for project proposals on training of national judges in EU competition law

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

The European Commission has published its 2016 call for proposals for training national judges in competition law. Interested applicants should focus on the following target groups: judges at national Courts dealing with the review of national competition authorities' decisions and all final instance judges dealing with competition law.

The purpose is to co-finance projects aimed at improving the knowledge, application and interpretation of EU competition law and further developing legal linguistic skills. Suggested priority topics include State Aid, the Directive 2014/104 on antitrust damages actions, economic principles of competition law and European competition law at the interface of developments in e-commerce and intellectual property rights.

Preference will be given to projects offering training courses with consecutive levels, complementary or innovative compared to existing offers. Special consideration will also be given to projects aimed at judges from several member states, thus encouraging cross-border networking.

The deadline for applications is 31 March 2017.

All the needed details along with the terms and conditions may be found at:

For EJTN’s nominated Member representatives, details of the call may also be found on the restricted-access Exchange of Information platform, which allows Members to confidentially and securely discuss and plan their proposals.