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Sectors: Education - Training, Justice - Security, Public Management

Beneficiaries: Administrations States, International Organisation, Local and Regional authorities, Research centres, Schools, Training centres, Universities

Regions: Candidate countries, European Union

Category: Call for proposals

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European Union: EU member states with the exception of Danemark
Candidate countries: Albania and Montenegro

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Responsible: European Commission

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JUST – Training of  national Judges in EU competition law – 2020
Funds for: co-financing projects aiming to train national judges in the context of enforcing European competition rules

Priorities and funded actions:

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 8 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);
* Prirority 5: Training activities focusing on how to apply the traditional competition law concepts in Articles 101 and 102 to digital markets;
* Priority 6: Training on State Aid, in light of State Aid Modernisation and the enforcement role of national courts

Among financed actions
* Conferences;
* Interactive, practice-oriented seminars and workshops;
* Multilateral exchanges between national judges;
* Joint study visits to EU courts;
* Creation of training materials and tools for face-to-face training, blended learning or e-learning such as handbooks, manuals, case-law databases, train-the-trainer events, networking platforms, videos, podcasts, etc. in combination with organisation of training activities.

Additional informations
* This call is an open call for proposals 
* Initial duration of the action: 24 months

* Eligibility:
– Be submitted by authorities, public or private organisations duly established in one of the eligible countries, or an international organisation. Organisations of third countries may participate as associate partners but their costs cannot be considered as eligible. Furthermore, they are not permitted to submit projects or to be co-applicants (co-beneficiaries). Organisations which are profit-oriented must submit applications in partnership with public entities or private non-for-profit- oriented organisations. Bodies set up by the European Union falling under Article 70 of the Financial Regulation (FR)18 shall not be entitled to apply for a grant but may be associated to the application. However, their costs cannot be co-funded by the grant. Natural persons are not eligible;
– Target the members of the target group as defined under point 2.2 of this call for proposal;
– Seek an EU grant that cannot be lower than EUR 30 000 or higher than EUR 300 000;
– Not be completed or have started prior to the date of submission of the grant application

– Actions must take place in the European Union