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Competition Policy

Protecting competition in a changing world


When: 27 June 2024, 14.00-17.30

Where: Karel van Miert Auditorium, Directorate-General for Competition

DG Competition organised a half-day conference to present and discuss new evidence on the evolution of competition in the EU. Download the Report on the evolution of competition in the EU during the past 25 years and related contributions.

Based on contributions from the OECD, a consortium of researchers led by Lear and from within DG Competition itself, DG Competition gathered new economic evidence on how the conditions of competition in the EU have changed over time, the main drivers of those changes, and the impact of competition on prices, competitiveness and growth. Thought leaders, researchers and experts from the OECD, National Competition Authorities and academia discussed these new findings. 

Conference material available for download:

Student challenge 

If you are interested in these topics and are a university student, you are invited to take on our Student Challenge and give yourself a chance to share your views with EVP Margrethe Vestager

  1. Watch the “Protecting Competition in a Changing World” conference below and study the evidence presented at the conference;
  2. Choose a panel discussion; picture yourself among the speakers; and tell us what you would have talked about.

Send your abstracts – no more than 300 words – to COMP-PCCW-CONFatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (COMP-PCCW-CONF[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu) by 20 September 2024.


We will invite the winners to Brussels to meet EVP Vestager for an exchange of views. Read the complete Student Challenge rules and good luck to all.



Download here the .pdf version of the Programme