FCP Annual Training on Competition Law and Economics: Third Edition 2018-2019


The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI) is pleased to announce the third edition of the Annual Training of the Florence Competition Programme in Law & Economics.

The Annual Training provides participants with an advanced state-of-the-art overview of recent developments in competition law and economics. Members of FCP Scientific Committee, senior officials from the European Commission and other international organizations and practising lawyers are among the Annual Training lecturers.

Structure of the Training

The third edition of the Annual Training takes place between September 2018 and April 2019. The programme combines an intensive residential training held at the EUI campus in Florence, and a series of e-learning activities.

The residential training is composed of 50+ hours of lectures divided in 3 blocks.

Online activities take place via a dedicated online platform. At the beginning of the course each participant receive a username and password to access the platform. Via the online platform, the participants are able to get access to preparatory reading materials for the residential training blocks in Florence. In addition, they participate in an online forum of discussion on recent news in the field of competition policy. Finally, in each block of the online activities, participants are required to fulfill certain assignments. Assignments could include, for instance, discussing and proposing alternative solutions for past, current or mock cases.


The Annual Training targets representatives of National Competition Authorities (NCAs), law firms, companies and economics consultancies who wish to deepen their knowledge in the field of competition law and economics. It is an advanced multi-disciplinary programme, which requires a sound background knowledge of either competition law or industrial economics.


Full Block Early bird
Donors and NCAs 5000 2000 4000
Others 8000 3000 6500


FCP Donors and NCAs: The cost of participation in each block is EUR 2000. If you choose to attend three blocks (full programme), the total amount is EUR 5000.

Others: The cost of participation in each block is EUR 3000. If you choose to attend three blocks (full programme), the total amount id EUR 8000.

Advanced Competition Seminar: For those who would like to attend the one-day policy event exclusively, which is held on the Saturday immediately following the Annual Training block, the cost of participation is EUR 150, except for FCP donors, NCAs and participants already enrolled in the course.


The participation fee covers:

  • Attendance of the course, including the one-day Advanced Competition Seminar to be held on the Saturday following the activities of the Annual Training;
  • Access to the online platform during the course;
  • Diploma of attendance;
  • Lunches and coffee breaks;
  • All social activities (e.g. guided tour in Florence, group dinner);
  • Shuttle transport between hotel and the training venue, back and forth and to the airport upon the conclusion of each block.

Note: The tuition fees do not cover travel and accommodation costs in Florence during the residential blocks of training.




How to apply for the FCP Annual Training (third edition)


Applicants will receive from the EUI administration a debit note, indicating the modalities to pay the tuition fee via a bank transfer. We are currently accepting applications for the third residential block of the FCP Annual Training, which will be held on 11-13 April 2019. Please fill the online application form out by 31 march 2019 if you would like to attend. More information is available under the Programme and Timetable section.


After the payment of the tuition fee, our Conference Unit will send an online registration form to each training participant. The form includes further logistics information concerning the residential training block at the EUI campus in Florence.

How to reach us

Please keep in mind when booking your tickets that Florence is also well connected to Pisa and Bologna airports.Pisa is 80 km away and it served by both trains (1h15) and buses (50 minutes) Bologna is 100 km away and it is served by high speed trains  – Trenitalia or Italo (30 minutes from Bologna central station to Florence main station of Santa Maria Novella). From the airport to Bologna train station about 30 minutes by bus.


For further information or queries concerning the structure of the program and eligibility please contact Silvia Solidoro. For further logistical information please contact Alessandra Caldini.