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1- 12 July 2024

Asia (India and ASEAN) and China Competition Summer School are back this July

The Competition Summer Schools are back this summer. From the 1st until 12th of July 2024, officials from China on the one side and from India and ASEAN countries on the other are welcomed in Brugge and Brussels, for an intensive 10-days training course on EU Competition law and policy.

As in previous editions, the programme aims to provide participants with a sound and deeper knowledge and understanding of EU competition law and policy, including principles and practical application. Leading academics and practitioners will deliver lectures covering a wide range of topics, for example the institutional framework, economic analysis, horizontal and vertical restraints, abusive conduct and merger control.

The Competition Summer School programmes are tailored to the needs and interests of the partner countries and participants, responding to recent developments in both the EU and the partner countries to ensure an up-to-date and relevant training programme. The lectures combine theory with practical experience in the form of cases and examples to encourage problem solving and discussions. Participants are encouraged to discuss approaches and experience within their jurisdiction with their counterparts.

The participants from all the courses will be joined together for a day visit to the headquarters of the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition in Brussels, Belgium. There they will have the chance to meet officials from DG Competition and receive a first-hand introduction to the work of DG Competition, the European Competition Network and EU policy on merger review, state aid and antitrust.

All officials from the Competition Authorities of the partner countries are invited to attend the Competition Summer School. This year there will be 2 courses running in parallel: one with Chinese officials and another one with ASEAN and Indian officials. A maximum of 60 participants are accepted every year. Participants are provided with full training materials in English and board and lodging at the campus.

  • The Competition Summer School for competition officials from India, Japan and Korea will take place from 2nd to 13th July 2018 at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.
  • Lectures will cover all areas of competition law, including procedures, restrictive agreements, cartels, abuse of dominance, mergers, State Owned Enterprises and State Aid. The programme for the Competition Summer School will be available on the website in due course.

  • The programme includes a one-day excursion to the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition in Brussels.


This programme should only be considered as provisional and may change without prior notice.