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FCP Annual Training on Competition Law and Economics: Second Edition 2017-2018


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

For further logistic information, please contact Alessandra Caldini.

In cooperation with




The Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI) is pleased to announce the call for applications for the second 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 second edition of the Annual Training will take place between September 2017 and April 2018. 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 will take place via a dedicated online platform. At the beginning of the course each participant will receive a username and password to access the platform. Via the online platform, the participants will be able to get access to preparatory reading materials for the residential training blocks in Florence. In addition, they will 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 will be 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.




Participations fee for block 3:

  • 2,000 EUR 

The participation fee covers:

  • Course attendance;
  • 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 BLOCK 3: Merger Control


If you wish to apply for BLOCK 3, please fill the online application by 20 March 2018. Applicants will receive from the EUI administration a debit note, indicating the modalities to pay the tuition fee via a bank transfer. 


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. 





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