The College contributed to competition policy cooperation between the EU and Asia


Monday 02.07.18 to Friday 20.07.18


Dijver, Campus de Bruges
Dijver 11
8000 Bruges

The College of Europe Development Office organized, in cooperation with Development Solutions Europe Ltd., three tailor-made training programmes on EU Competition law.

Each Competition Summer School (CSS) lasted two weeks and was designed to meet the training needs of three very different target groups of participants: Chinese officials from the State Administration for Market Regulation, Indian-Korean-Japanese competition officials and ASEAN Member States and ASEAN Secretariat competition officials.

The CSSs for the officials coming from China and India-Korea-Japan were designed to tackle EU competition matters from an advanced angle, highlighting the importance of EU competition law and offering a comparative approach.

The CSS for ASEAN Member States and the ASEAN Secretariat focused on the study of EU competition law taking into consideration its emergence in the context of a major process of economic integration and its co-existence with the national competition laws of the Member States. It placed emphasis on the impact of EU law and policy in the development of national competition laws, decentralised enforcement, the objectives of competition law and the creation of a ‘competition culture’ in Europe.

The course aimed at:

  • Enhancing awareness and understanding of the EU's competition law and procedures, including with respect to State-owned enterprises and State aid control, among other topics; 
  • Deepening the knowledge on EU competition law and enabling establishment of new initiatives towards convergence in competition policy and enforcement between the EU and the participants’ respective jurisdictions;
  • Enhancing interaction with representatives of the EU working on competition matters.

The programme included a one-day visit to Brussels where participants met several officials from the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition in Brussels as well as a Judge from the Court of Justice of the EU.

This activity was funded by the European Union and is part of the EU-Asia Competition Policy Cooperation project.
For more information about the project, please visit the website

Competition Summer Schools - EU-Asia Competition Policy Cooperation project

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This project is funded by the European Union.