The Project

The European University of Rome (EUR) hosts a series of Seminars (both residential and non-residential) on Competition law enforcement in digital markets (DiCL project – Digital Markets and Competition Law) devoted and reserved to EU national judges.

The DiCL project is directed by Valeria Falce (Jean Monnet Chair in the EU Innovation Policy and Professor of Economic Law) and co-financed by the European Commission (Directorate General for Competition). It is a two-year project divided into three distinct course editions (Summer 2020 / Winter 2020 / Summer 2021).

The overall purpose of the project is to foster a common legal and judicial culture, in order to apply in a coherent and consistent fashion the EU competition rules in the rapidly evolving digital scenario. This objective will be pursued by sharing national judicial experience and contributing to provide them with the necessary interdisciplinary tools to apply competition law in the digital age in an effective manner within the European Union.



Edition 1




4 Jun 2020

Principle of Competition Law and Economics

Principle of Competition Law and Economics Thursday 4 June 2020 14.30 - 15.30  Registration 15.00 - 15.30  Presentation of DiCL 15.30 - 16.30  Principle of Competition policy and Antitrust theories Coffee and tea break 16.30 - 18.00  Markets and market power   Friday 5 June 2020 09.00 - 10.30  Abuse of dominant position, into to art. 102 Coffee and tea break 11.00 - 12.30  Illicit agreements, intro to art. 101 Lunch 13.30 - 14.30  Competition inst...

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14 Sep 2020

Competition Law Enforcement in Digital Markets

Competition Law Enforcement in Digital Market Monday 14 September 2020 14.30 - 15.30  Registration 14.30 - 16.00  Economics, Market definition and market power in digital (and two-sided) markets Coffee and tea break 16.30 - 18.00  Exclusionary and exploitative conducts in digital markets: review of cases   Tuesday 15 September 2020 09.00 - 10.30  Mergers in digital markets: theory and review of cases Coffee and tea break 11.00 - 12.00  Big data, big tech and...

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Academic Team

Prof. Valeria Falce

Prof. Valeria Falce

Chair holder | Jean Monnet Professor in EU Innovation Policy - Full professor of Economics Law - Università Europea di Roma

Her main research areas of interest include intellectual property, competition policy, market regulation, digital innovation and economic analysis of law. Since 2016 she serves as Full Professor of Economics Law at Università Europea di Roma, since 2017 she serves in the same University as Deputy Rector for Development and since 2016 she also serves as PhD Coordinator for the Doctoral Course, admitted to the “Innovative and iterdisciplinary” qualification, in “Persona e benessere fra diri...

Prof. Emanuela Delbufalo

Prof. Emanuela Delbufalo

Professor of Operations and Supply Chain Management - Università Europea di Roma

Professor of Operations Management and Business Management at Università Europea di Roma (Faculty of Economics). Since 2016 she is also vice-coordinator of the Departmental Centre for Research in the Università Europea di Roma. In 2017 she reached the Full professorship qualification from a national Committee (with unanimously positive evaluation). Since 2013, Emanuela is also Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Logistics and Supply Chain Management at the Cranfield School of Managemen...

Dr. Andrea Colaruotolo

Dr. Andrea Colaruotolo

Research Assistant and PhD student at the European University of Rome.

Phd student in “Person and well being between law, ethic and psychology” at the European University of Rome. His main research area of interest include private and criminal law, new technologies, Internet service providers liability. He engaged in internship at the “Consiglio di Stato”. He specialized in 2018 at the SSPL of University of RomaTre. He conducted a legal internship at the “Avvocatura di Stato” for 18 months. He graduated cum laude in 2016 at the European Universi...


Call for Application

Judges interested in participating the DiCL for Judges 2020-I Edition can apply: Deadline 10 April 2020

Participation in DiCL for Judges 2020 is free of charge. Travel and accommodation costs in Rome

for the selected participants will be covered by the Project


Italian version

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