Summer School, 10-19 July: EU Competition Law/ IT Markets and Competition matters (College of Europe Bruges)

Bruges, Belgium
10-19 July 2017
Full course *

* These two courses can be also taken independently:
EU Competition Law

Bruges, Belgium
10-14 July 2017

IT Markets and Competition matters
Bruges, Belgium
17-19 July 2017

» Register to the full programme to benefit from a 10% discount

What is the EU Competition Law course?

Understanding how the law governs business practices that may restrict competition in economic markets through private and public enforcement and analyzing how competition law can curb anticompetitive activities and facilitate free competition, are the raisons d’être of this training programme.

The College’s EU Competition Law training programme provides its participants with a professional guide to EU competition law and the essential tools necessary to master legal complexities and overcome challenges at work.

Through detailed case studies and in-depth economic and legal analysis, this interactive programme aims to provide professionals with an in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of EU competition law, focusing on practical aspects as well as substantive law.

What is the IT Markets and Competition matters course?

The European Commission has set itself the priority to eliminate barriers that prevent Europe from reaping out the benefits that the internet and digital technologies are bringing to our world. As the Commission has stated, online barriers mean citizens miss out on goods and services, internet companies and start-ups have their horizons limited, and businesses and governments cannot fully benefit from digital tools.

The IT Markets and Competition matters course serves to understand how competition law can be an effective tool to further the objective of a single digital market in the European Union, promoting competition, eliminating anticompetitive trade barriers and generally enhancing market efficiency.

Which is the main benefit of attending the full course on EU Competition Law and IT Markets?

Attending the two courses will enable participants to enhance their understanding on EU Competition law and gain insights on the impact of competition law on the EU digital single markets.

Which methodology is used?

The training programme aims to promote rigorous legal and economic analysis of competition matters, as well as competition policy reforms in the EU on a global scale and to provide a forum for discussion among and between experts and non-specialists interested in the subject.

High level experienced professionals lead participants through a curriculum based on the latest developments and trends of EU Competition law.

The programme is designed to be as interactive as possible. Active participation is required and a variety of workshops and case studies are scheduled. Networking opportunities are strongly encouraged throughout the course.

Different training methodologies are combined to guarantee a dynamic approach:

  • Interactive training sessions examining theoretical and practical aspects of EU competition law;
  • Workshops and case studies designed to identify and develop essential practical skills;
  • Individual and collective feedback is a key part of the exercise giving participants the opportunity to maximise their personal learning experience;
  • Active debates between lecturers and participants.

Why participate?

The advanced course on EU Competition Law will enhance your knowledge on competition law through interaction with prominent experts in the field. The course aims to offer a variety of perspectives of the main areas of EU Competition law.
Through this programme, participants will have an opportunity to:

  • Improve, extend and update their knowledge and understanding of EU competition law;
  • Promote rigorous analysis of competition policy reforms;
  • Analyse recent cases and their practical implications on your everyday work;
  • Obtain cutting-edge advice and insights on crucial legal incidents;
  • Strengthen their legal and economic analysis skills through practical exercises;
  • Enjoy a unique opportunity to learn in a multicultural environment and extend their personal and professional networks;
  • Receive a certificate from the College of Europe upon successful completion of the course.