The 2023 edition of the Competition Summer School for Asian officials successfully returned to Bruges

The Competition Summer School for Asian officials, organised by the College of Europe within the framework of the EU-Asia Competition Cooperation project, returned to Bruges this summer with three programmes running in parallel.This year’s Competition Summer School took place from 26 June to 14 July 2023 in Bruges.

Competition officials from ASEAN Member States, China, India, Japan, and Korea had the chance to attend workshops and lectures with a mix of academics, practitioners and case officers from the European Commission and EU Member States’ competition authorities, as well as panel debates and other exchanges between enforcers from Asia and Europe.

The Rector of the College of Europe, Ms Federica Mogherini, welcomed the participants during the event. 

On 4 July, participants from all the partner countries visited the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition, during which they had the chance to meet the Director General, Mr Olivier Guersent.

The Competition Summer School programmes gave participants insights into a number of new European Commission developments as well as the opportunity to explore the EU’s approach to a range of “hot topics” facing competition enforcers, including the role and contribution of competition policy to EU’s initiatives such as the green and digital transition. The programmes also explored the review and amendments to existing European Commission guidelines and the new European Digital Markets Act.

The Competition Summer School enables exchanges of experiences, facilitates cooperation and coordination amongst the participating authorities, and increases and deepens the contacts with EU officials and professionals.

This activity is funded by the European Union and is part of the EU-Asia Competition Cooperation project:

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