ENTraNCE for Judges

ENTraNCE – European Networking and Training for National Competition Enforcers – for Judges is a training programme for national judges of the EU Member States actively dealing with competition law cases. ENTraNCE for Judges provides participants with an overview of the EU competition law and an introduction to the economic theories underpinning its enforcement. Each edition focuses on a specific aspect of competition law enforcement and produces a collection of case-notes prepared and presented by participating judges. So far, more than 350 national judges from all over the European Union have participated in the ENTraNCE for Judges programme.


  • 3-4 day Residential training: judges attend seminars taught by EUI professors, guest speakers from other top international academic institutes, and from the European institutions and national courts dealing with competition law proceedings.
  • E-learning: through a dedicated online platform judges periodically receive reading materials – academic articles, European and national case-law and other relevant documents  – and interact by posting and commenting news concerning recent competition law developments.
  • Case-notes: judges summarise and comment on national judgements related to the field of competition law in case-notes, exchanged on the online platform and published in the Working Paper Series of the Robert Schuman Centre for Advances Studies, following each training edition. The aim of the publication is to increase the understanding of the challenges faced by the national judiciary in enforcing national and EU competition in the context of the decentralised regime of competition law enforcement introduced by Reg. 1/2003.
  • 2-day Final workshop: at the EUI in Florence. Judges participating in the training present their case-notes and have the opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences with judges invited from national and EU supreme courts


Recent developments in the application of Art. 101 TFEU.

  • Keynote speakers: Pier Luigi Parcu | EUI, Mario Siragusa | Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton and College of Europe, Alison Jones | King’s College London, Maria Alessandra Rossi | University of Chieti and Pescara, Anne Witt | EDHEC Business School and Augmented Law Institute, Giorgio Monti | EUI and Tilburg University, Marco Botta | EUI, Sandra Marco Colino | Chinese University of Hong Kong. 
  • Call for applications
  • Residential Training Programme
  • Final Workshop Programme


Recent developments in EU competition policy enforcement in digital markets.


The interaction of EU competition law and regulation in telecom, energy and pharmaceutical markets.


The interaction of intellectual property rights (IPRs) with competition law.

  • Key-note speakers: Colm Mac Eochaidh, EU General Court; Gabriella Muscolo, Italian Competition Authority; Marina Tavassi, Milan Court of Appeal; Mario Siragusa, Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP; Björn Lundqvist, Stockholm University; Hedvig Schmidt, University of Southampton
  • Residential Training Programme
  • Final Workshop Programme
  • Working Paper


Recent developments in economic analysis of competition law.

  • Keynote speakers: Adam Scott, UK Competition Appeal Tribunal; Britta Dieck-Bogatzke, Higher Regional Court of Düsseldorf; Tommaso Valletti, European Commission; David Ordóñez-Solís, Spanish Judicial Network on European Union Law; Paul Nihoul, General Court of the European Union/University of Louvain, Luxembourg.
  • Residential Training Programme
  • Final Workshop Programme
  • Working Paper


The role of national courts in State aid proceedings.


Private Enforcement of EU competition law.


Types of abuse of dominance: the law and the economics perspectives.


Competition law proceedings and fundamental rights.


The assessment of economic experts’ evidence before national courts.


The enforcement of State aid rules by national judges.


Private enforcement of competition law and the enforcement of competition law in network industries.