EU Publishes Call For Proposals To Train Judges In Competition Law

The European Commission has published a call for proposals for training national judges in EU competition law. The purpose of this call is to offer EU co-financing for projects aimed at improving the knowledge, application and interpretation of EU competition law at national level.

The Commission can co-finance up to 90% of the eligible costs. Priority topics for the training projects include the application of Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU), the antitrust damages actions Directive (Directive 2014/104), economic principles of competition law, competition law in regulated industries, competition law applied to digital markets and State aid.

Proposals outside of the priority topics may be awarded a grant if the need for such training is justified in order to ensure the proper application of EU competition law. The full text of the call for proposals and related documents are available online. The deadline for applications is 15 January 2021.