Call for Proposals for training of national judges in EU competition law and judicial cooperation between national judges Civil justice - Competition call 2010 Closed!

Objectives

The objective of this call for proposal is to co-finance projects aimed at promoting judicial cooperation between, and the training of, national judges in the context of the enforcement of the European competition rules, including Articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU, the State aid rules and Private enforcement of these provisions, with the aim of contributing to the development and implementation of European competition policy and cooperation measures within the European Union in order to ensure the consistency of EU competition policy.

Priority will be given to projects focusing on the following topics:

  • ensuring coherence and consistency in the enforcement of the EU competition rules including Articles 101 and 102 of the TFEU;
  • improving and encouraging cooperation between national judges in the field of EU competition law;
  • the distribution of information on EU competition law specifically adapted to the needs of national judges;
  • specific issues such as use of economic expertise or particular substantive issues;
  • the private enforcement of the EU competition rules, particularly the relevant EU acquis and the quantification of antitrust damages;
  • implementing the State aid rules (Articles 107 and 108 of the TFEU) (e.g. definition of aid, standstill obligation, sanctioning and recovery of unlawful aid, damages claims, block-exemptions, implementation of recovery decisions), including private enforcement actions in the field of State aid (role of national courts as regard unlawful State aid and implementation of Commission's negative decision), the Enforcement Notice (State aid), cooperation between the Commission and national courts.

In addition to our useful documents section,further information as well as relevant documents for Call for Proposals for training of national judges in EU competition law and judicial cooperation between national judges can be found at the Open calls page at DG Competition website.

Actions

  • training activities for national judges in the form of conferences, seminars, colloquia, meetings and symposia on EU competition law including the State aid rules and Private enforcement of the EU competition rules. In addition, activities may consist of short- or long-term training courses in EU competition law in the form of study programs for national judges, and training of national judges on methods of economic analysis in the field of EU competition law;
  • activities promoting the cooperation and/or networking between national judges, in particular between judicial authorities or other public or private organizations responsible for encouraging or monitoring the correct application of EU competition law, Private enforcement of the EU competition rules as well as the State aid rules by national judges;
  • the setting-up and/or maintenance of databases providing information on European competition law (such as, for example, but not exclusively, judgments applying Art. 101 & 102 TFEU, Private enforcement rules as well as the State aid rules) and the distribution of such information by means specifically adapted to the needs of national judges.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 30 September 2010 - 9 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals 2010 (Other)
  • Work Programme 2010 - Programme "Civil Justice" (Work programme)
  • Training national judges in EU competition law and judicial cooperation (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

  • Any legal organisation

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Justice, Freedom and Security

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