Kati Cseres (ACELG) and Or Brook (University of Leeds) won funding from the UK’s ESRC Impact Acceleration Account for their project ‘The Priority-Setting Project: Rethinking EU And National Competition Law Enforcement.’ The grant enables them to organise a workshop at the University of Amsterdam in order to disseminate and discuss their findings with academics and stakeholders from various competition authorities as well as to giving training seminars and writing policy reports.
Setting effective enforcement priorities for competition law is an essential precondition for well-functioning markets and economies. In fact, the importance of setting effective priorities is likely to increase in the next few years, as the ECN+ Directive obliges Member States to ensure and enhance the priority-setting competences of their national competition authorities. Nevertheless, the theoretical foundations and practices underlying the setting of enforcement priorities are vastly unexplored in the EU. On the basis of a novel empirical inquiry into national competition authorities’ the priority setting practices in all 28 EU Member States, the Priority Setting Project aims to fill this gap.
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More information about the UK ESRC Impact Acceleration Account