ENTraNCE is a training for national judges from EU Member States interested in deepening their knowledge in EU competition law enforcement.
Following the successful organisation of the previous thirteen editions, the Centre for a Digital Society welcomes applications from judges of EU Member States to participate in ENTraNCE for Judges, a project co-financed by the Directorate-General for Competition of the European Commission.
The training is addressed to 26 national judges from EU Member States interested in deepening their knowledge and sharing experience in EU competition law enforcement.
Key features of the programme:
1. Residential training at the EUI campus in Florence: all selected judges attend three days of advanced training on the recent developments in antitrust damages actions.
2. Interactive classes featuring frontal lectures and group exercises under the lead of prominent competition scholars with an interdisciplinary approach in law and economics;
3. Online activities: participants access background materials, including readings and lectures recordings on a dedicated e-learning platform;
4. Coaching: the ENTraNCE scientific team supports individual participants who have theoretical and practical questions concerning real competition law issues;
5. Final Workshop: all selected judges will be invited to attend the Final Workshop in person, at the premises of the European University Institute in Florence. During the workshop, the selected participants will present a case note summarizing a national ruling in the field of EU competition law.
Main topics of discussion
The damages directive a decade after
Cutting-edge issues of private enforcement
The role of economics in antitrust damages actions
ENTraNCE for Judges is suitable for administrative judges who have jurisdiction to review the decisions of the National Competition Authority. In addition, ENTraNCE for Judges is ideal for civil and commercial law judges involved in private enforcement cases of EU competition law.
Nationality of EU member States. Judges from Iceland, Norway and Liechtenstein are also eligible to apply.
Participation in ENTraNCE for Judges 2024 is free of charge.
The project will cover travel and accommodation costs for all selected participants.
December 2023 – February 2024: e-learning activities
28 February – 1 March 2024: Three-days residential training at the European University Institute, Florence
25-27 September 2024: Final workshop at the European University Institute, Florence