Study on judges' training needs in the field of European competition law: final report

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Coughlan, John ; Heusel, Wolfgang ; Szyszczak, Erika ; Patrini, Valentina ; Pauer, Andreas

The Study presents a mapping of national jurisdictions where judges may be called upon to adjudicate claims based upon EU competition (antitrust) law. Articles 101-109 TFEU are the subject of the study.\ud \ud The study presents the first full-scale evaluation of DG Comp "Training of National Judges" Programme
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    1. Executive Summary .................................................................................... 3 1.1. Scope....................................................................................................3 1.2. Methodology...........................................................................................3 1.3. Mapping of national jurisdictions and analysis of judges' training needs........... 3 1.4. Evaluation of the “Training of National Judges” funding programme................ 6 1.5. Conclusions and recommendations ............................................................8

    2. Methodology............................................................................................. 10 2.1. Research Area 1: Mapping individual jurisdictions ...................................... 10 2.2. Research Area 2: Training needs analysis ................................................. 12 2.3. Research Area 3: Evaluation of "Training of National Judges" programme...... 15 2.4. Expert panel......................................................................................... 18

    3. Mapping of national jurisdictions and analysis of judges' training needs . 19 3.1. Historical background ............................................................................ 19 3.2. Defining target groups ........................................................................... 20 3.3. Public enforcement................................................................................ 22 3.4. Private enforcement .............................................................................. 35 3.5. Enforcement of the EU rules on State aid.................................................. 47 3.6. Specialisation of courts and judges: benefits and challenges........................ 59 3.7. Typology of training profiles.................................................................... 62 3.8. Language skills ..................................................................................... 68 3.9. Training opportunities and preferences..................................................... 69 3.10. Networking, databases and cross-border activities ................................... 72

    4. Evaluation of the “Training of National Judges” Programme .................... 74 4.1. Relevance ............................................................................................ 74 4.2. Effectiveness ........................................................................................ 83 4.3. Efficiency ............................................................................................. 87 4.4. Coherence and complementarity ............................................................. 91 4.5. EU added value..................................................................................... 94 4.6. Sustainability........................................................................................ 96 4.7. Programme monitoring system and performance indicators ......................... 98

    5. Conclusions and recommendations......................................................... 110 5.1. Judges' training needs in the field of EU competition law........................... 110 5.2. Evaluation of the “Training of National Judges” programme ....................... 114 Annex 3. Evaluation of the “Training of National Judges” programme............................................. 355

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