The EU and Africa will meet during the 2nd Competition Week
January 19, 2023
The second Africa-EU Competition Week will take place from 13 to 16 February at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium. The event will focus on investigative procedures and the use of analytical tools as well as on the legal frameworks for applying competition law.
Academics, experts and more than fifty officials from African national and regional competition authorities, as well as relevant government agencies from Africa and the EU, will take part in the event. The programme includes plenary sessions, working groups and workshops on a wide range of topics, including policy and law enforcement trends in the field of cartels, dominant position abuse, merger control and market intervention by the State.
Thanks to this event, the European Commission and the African competition authorities will continue to build on the platform created during the first Africa-EU Competition Week in 2022. The aim is to encourage the exchange of information and discussions between officials from both sides of the Mediterranean in the field of competition law and competition policy.
This Competition Week will be complemented by a conference entitled “Towards Fairer Markets in Africa and the EU – Promoting International Partnerships in Competition Policy”, which will also be held at the College of Europe on 17 February.