Concordia Project

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About the project

A European Network to promote the training course  for national  judges in EC Competition Law coming from EU Members States. Identification and sharing of best practices in  the Judicial Cooperation and to encurage the proper application of EC Competition Law.

General framework
On 16 December 2002, the Council adopted Regulation (EC) No 1/2003 on the implementation of the rules on competition laid down in Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty. The Regulation, which is in force as of 1 May 2004, gives national courts the power to apply Articles 81 and 82 of the Treaty in full, whereas previously, the Commission has had the sole power to apply Article 81(3) of the Treaty. This change may be expected to result in increased application of the Community competition rules by national courts.
The Commission therefore believes that assistance should be provided to national judges, as regards the exercise of their new powers. By subsidizing appropriate projects, the Commission wishes to strengthen judicial cooperation between national judges and their training with a view to the implementation of Articles 81 and 82 of the EC Treaty.

Project objectives

The project will be aimed to increase the knowledge of national judges coming from New EU Members States and the to promote the cooperation between the judicial authorities and public/private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EC competition law.


Project work-plan
In line with the aforementioned expectations of the European Commission, CODACONS and ISES will submit to EC a project proposal aiming at provided for may take the form of, for example:
• organizing three training courses on EC competition law for national judges and third parties;
• organizing a summer school on EC competition law for national judges;
• providing a guide for national judges coming from New EU Member States on EC Competition Law with analysis of the pitfalls and practical solutions for compliance specifically tailored to the needs of national judges;
• promoting the cooperation, including the setting-up of networks and/or databases, between judicial authorities and public or private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EC competition law by national judges.


For further information please contact Mr. Carmine Falanga progetto.concordia@associazioneises.org
 



 

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