Call for proposals 2018 - Training of national judges in EU competition law HT.5115 Closed!


The objective of this call for proposals is to co-finance projects aiming to train national judges in the context of enforcing European competition rules. This includes public and private enforcement of both the Antitrust rules and the State aid rules. The final aim is to ensure a coherent and consistent application of EU competition law by national courts.


There are two Areas and six Priorities suggested.

Area 1: Improvement of knowledge, application and interpretation of EU competition law

Projects should consist of training activities such as conferences, seminars, workshops, colloquia etc., as well as short or long term training courses on EU competition law. Projects under this priority should be rather oriented on advanced / in-depth trainings for national judges. Trainings should be hands-on oriented, include case studies, refer to the relevant case law of the European Court of Justice and include an analysis of relevant EU jurisprudence.

Within this area, the call focuses on the following priorities:

  • Priority 1: Training on the application of Articles 101 and 102 TFEU and relevant secondary Law, such as the block exemption regulations;
  • Priority 2: Training activities focusing on national laws implementing Directive 2014/104 on antitrust damages actions. The aim of these projects is to facilitate judges' ability to apply the new rules in an accurate and coherent manner
  • Priority 3: Training activities focusing on underlying economic principles of competition law.
  • Priority 4: Training activities focusing on the application of competition law in regulated industries (such as the energy, telecommunications or pharmaceutical sector)
  • Priority 5: In the framework of State aid Modernisation and the new enforcement role of national courts, training activities focusing on State Aid are also recommended.

Area 2: Development of legal linguistic skills of national judges

The development of legal linguistic skills can be the main focus of a training programme.

  • Priority 6: Projects should cover legal linguistic training activities linked to the specific terminology used in the application of competition law. The main goal of the projects should bethe overcoming of the geographical/linguistic barriers to the benefit of the creation of a common European judicial area.

European community funding

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

  • 0,80 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 16 April 2018 - 3 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for Proposals (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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Legal Service

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