On September 2007 the European Parliament and the Council adopted Decision No 1149/2007/EC establishing for the period 2007-2013 the Specific Grant Program Civil Justice as part of the General Program Fundamental Rights and Justice. One of the actions provided for by the Decision concerns training for national judges in European competition law, including state aid rules and private damages training. Thus, grants may be awarded to support measures taken by bodies which foster judicial cooperation and other measures aimed at promoting training in EU competition law for national judges and cooperation between them:
- the organisation of conferences, seminars, symposia or meetings on EU competition law for national judges;
- short or long-term training in EU competition law as part of study programmes for national judges;
- the distribution of documentation and information on EU competition law specifically tailored to the needs of national judges;
- cooperation, including the setting-up and/or maintenance of networks and/or databases, between judicial authorities or other public or private bodies responsible for encouraging or monitoring the proper application of EU competition law by national judges.
Deadline: 17 April 2012