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Module 3: Understanding the European competition policy

Module 3: Understanding the European competition policy

This course intends to introduce you to the European competition policy. It is designed for business leaders regardless of their size, local authorities to help make sense of European regulations in respect of European competition including its national implications.
Who is concerned?
  • For all public, (private companies, public authorities) who have to work with European institutions and / or with European framework and more specifically with European competition policy;
  • For all those in charge of legal affairs, EWC members and alternate (Members of central management company and / or National, European trade union organizations);
  • Members of executive councils and unions;
  • Anyone wishing to understand the European environment of the European competition policy;
  • Students.

No prerequisite is required in terms of levels of training or degree.

Educational objectives of the training
  • Introduction to the European competition policy;
  • Understand the nature of the European competition;
  • Control and understand to use procedures for the European competition policy.


  • Introduction to the European competition policy:
  • Discover the origins, the main stages of the European competition policy, the latest proposed revisions in progress;
  • Understand how the European competition policy has constituted?
  • Understand the nature of the European competition:
  • Objectives, prospects, operating networks (European and national competition network), funding, examples, cases law, Services of General Economic Interest (SGEIs), local public services, social services of general interest, texts, documents and links.
  • Control and understand to use procedures of the European competition policy:
  • Articles 101 and 102 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU) (formerly Articles 81 and 82 EC Treaty);
  • Enterprises: antitrust area, mergers, cartels, liberalization, State aids;
  • Article 108 TFEU (formerly Articles 87 and 88 EC Treaty);
  • State aid – Package Monti Kroes (current revision);
  • Sectors (Agriculture, Energy, Postal Services, Telecommunications, Transport);
  • Community law – the “ four fundamental freedoms ”: free movement of goods, capital, services and people;
  • European competition litigation.


Your guide in the European labyrinth!