European State Aid Law
Intensive Summer Course |
23.09.2019 - 26.09.2019 |
Venice |
Language: English

Comprehensive Summer Course on State Aid

Join Lexxion's Event in Venice

This Summer Course provides you with a comprehensive overview of the essential State aid regulations and equips you with a practical toolbox for the assessment of State aid and design of public measures compatible with the Internal Market.

The participants will be actively involved. The sessions will combine lectures, case studies, practical exercises and interactive discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other countries. Social activities in the evenings provide a perfect opportunity for informal networking.

You’ve missed this event? Check out the Online Summer Course: State Aid – Concept, Principles, Exemptions & Guidelines on 7.-8.9.2020!

If interested, please contact Hanne Goldbeck.

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The process of true learning happens in three stages:

  1. Identification of the main points or principles
  2. Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles, and
  3. Application of the principles


Our Training Method combines these three stages of learning to ensure that the participants obtain the best possible understanding of EU rules.

Your benefits

  • Become familiar with the concept and principles of State aid
  • Learn how to assess the existence of State aid and its compatibility with the internal market
  • Receive a detailed insight into the most important State aid exemptions and how to apply them
  • Become acquainted with the State procedures concerning the notification procedure and recovery of unlawful aid
  • Increase your knowledge on the main guidelines
  • Make sure you finance infrastructure projects in compliance with State aid rules
  • Apply your updated knowledge in various practical cases and group exercises
  • Exchange with State aid experts from different Member States and enjoy networking at the beautiful Venice Lagoon

Who should participate?

Public officials from:

  • Ministries and other national authorities
  • National Competition Authorities
  • State Aid Monitoring Offices
  • Courts of Auditors
  • Regional governments
  • Communal and city councils
  • National and regional development agencies

involved in granting State aid in sectors such as: Transport and infrastructure; finance; environment and energy; telecommunication and broadband; social services and health; agriculture; research, development & innovation

ESI funds experts from:

  • Institutions coordinating the national strategies for ESI Funds
  • Managing, certifying and audit authorities
  • Intermediate bodies
  • Bodies implementing EU funded projects
    as well as:
  • Lawyers and consultants
  • Experts from public and private banks
  • Academics

Day 1: Concept & Assessment of State Aid

  • Concept and principles of State aid
  • Case studies & group work: Does a measure constitute State aid?
  • Compatibility assessment of State aid
  • Practical exercise: The Market Economy Operator Principle (MEOP)

Day 2: State Aid Exemptions: De Minimis & GBER; Procedures

  • De minimis Regulation
  • General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)
  • GBER: Best practice for application in Member States
  • State aid procedures: Notification & recovery of unlawful aid
  • Practical session: Procedural rules, Guidelines, GBER – When to notify?

Day 3: SGEI & Main Horizontal Guidelines

  • Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)
  • Case studies: SGEI rules in different sectors
  • Regional aid & practical cases
  • State aid for R&D&I & practical cases
  • Environmental and energy aid & practical cases

Day 4: Infrastructure Funding in Compliance with State Aid

  • Funding of infrastructure in compliance with State aid
  • Practical exercises and group work on infrastructure funding

Participants will receive extensive materials:
All presentations shown during the training (inclusive online access to all presentations after the training) Selection of corresponding journals published by Lexxion Confirmations of participation.

Course Material – No need to miss anything!
If you are unable to make it to the Training, you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 299,- (each, excl. of VAT).

If interested, please contact Enrica Corpace.

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