Our 5-week course provides expert insights into the most recent developments recorded in the field of merger control in digital markets. Throughout the course, you will learn about:
The online course is delivered on an online platform where participants can meet and interact with academics, who are outstanding experts in their field. Our training adopts a multidisciplinary approach, allowing everyone to gain a combination of theoretical and practical skills whilst promoting creative thinking.
Each module consists of dedicated reading materials, self-evaluation assessments, discussions, and an interactive live class to wrap-up the week. Recordings will be available shortly after each live class. Throughout the duration of the course, participants will be able to interact with each other and the instructors as well. At the end of the course, individual feedback will be provided to those participants who deliver the final assignment, i.e. short essay on a choice of topics related to the weekly modules, which represents a requirement for obtaining the Level 2 Certificate.
The online training is organized in cooperation with the United Nations Conference for Trade and Development (UNCTAD). 5 free seats will be assigned by UNCTAD Secretariat to officials from National Competition Authorities of developing countries.
For more information, please contact Teresa Moreira, Head of the UNCTAD Competition and Consumer Policies Branch (email@example.com).
The course is organised by the Florence Competition Programme (FCP) and the Florence School of Regulation Communications and Media (FSR C&M), two programmes based at the Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies (RSCAS) of the European University Institute (EUI). These programmes provide state-of-the-art training for practitioners, carry out analytical and empirical research, and promote informed discussions on key policy issues in regulation and competition. Their flagship activity is the Joint Annual Training “Competition & Regulation for the Digital Era”.
This course represents the Annual Training’s second block of three.
See the webpage of the previous block, 5G: Understanding the Main Policy Challenges.
Participants are invited to attend a series of webinars that aim at debating the impact of the economic crisis caused by COVID-19 on economic protectionism and nationalism, with special emphasis on foreign direct investments and on the system of merger control in Europe. The webinars will take place beginning Thursday 25 February from 1pm to 2.15pm, via Zoom. Participation is free of charge.
Welcome to the course
22 February 2021, 1pm CET
Week 1 – M&A and the acquisition of control in digital markets, by Sarah Long (Euclid Law)
22 February – 26 February
Week 2 – Market definition and market power in multi-sided markets, by Pier Luigi Parcu (EUI)
1 March – 5 March
Week 3 – Horizontal, vertical and conglomerate mergers: theories of harm in the digital economy, by Emmanuel Frot (Analysis Group)
8 March – 12 March
Week 4 – Thresholds of merger notification: comparative perspectives and digital markets, by Rupprecht Podszun (University of Düsseldorf)
15 March – 19 March
Week 5 – The role of innovation in merger control and killer acquisitions, by Maria Alessandra Rossi (University of Chieti-Pescara)
22 March – 26 March
Deadline individual assignment delivery
16 April 2021
Feedback to individual assignment and certificate delivery
10 – 14 May 2021
Structure of the week of the online training:
The course is designed for professionals interested in gaining in-depth knowledge over a short period of time, with a background in law or economics, including:
At the end of the course, participants can earn a certificate depending on their level of engagement and performance throughout the course.
Level 1: Certificate of Attendance
Awarded to all participants
Level 2: Certificate of Excellence
Awarded to participants that complete the weekly assignments on time, take part in most of the live classes (3 out of 5), and deliver the final assignment by the prescribed deadline
All participants will be awarded a Level 1 Certificate upon receipt of the fee payment, to be submitted before the course starts
General course fee: 1000 €
Discounted fee for representatives of FSR C&M Donors, officials from National Regulatory Authorities (NRAs) and National Competition Authorities (NCAs), and academics: 700 €
The paid registration fee is non-refundable
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