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20 Jun - 1 Jul


The Competition Cooperation Project | EU-Asia Partnership

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The Competition Summer School for Asian officials, organised by the College of Europe for the European Commission DG Competition, within the framework of the EU-Asia Competition Cooperation project, returns also this summer with a special focus on the recent review of EU competition policy and law. Digital transition and green economy will also be two of the cross-cutting topics of this year’s edition.

This year’s Competition Summer School will take place online from 20 June to 1 July 2022, where competition officials from ASEAN member states, China, India and Korea will be able to meet virtually.

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

On 20 June, participants from all the partner countries will join for a virtual visit to the European Commission Directorate-General for Competition, where they will be welcomed by Ms Linsey McCallum, Deputy Director-General for Antitrust at DG Competition. Mr Olivier Guersent, Director General of DG Competition, will also address the participants during the Summer School.

The Competition Summer School is designed to combine lectures, workshops, analysis of cases and meetings with officials from DG Competition, officials from the National Competition Authorities, practitioners and leading academics. The lectures will combine theory with practical experience in the form of recent cases and examples, which will encourage problem solving, comparative analysis and live discussion.

Ms Inge Bernaerts, Director for Strategy and Policy at DG Competition, will take part in an interview on the Commission’s current comprehensive review of EU competition policy and law and its expected outcome. Speakers from Asian jurisdictions, such as India, Korea, Philippines and Malaysia, will join officials from DG Competition for a conversation around some of the key topics of competition law and policy, such as cartel detection, the role of judicial control in competition cases and the importance of embedding competition into wider public policy making process to promote pro-competitive reforms.