European State Aid Law
Training |
01.10.2019 - 02.10.2019 |
Brussels |
Language: English

State Aid for Transport Services and Infrastructure

Public support for transport must comply with State aid rules. For instance the question arise on all level of public administration : Is State aid involved? Is the compatibility of the public measures with European law ensured? Avoid unlawful State aid is crucial for the successful and sustainable provision of transport services to all European citizens.

With a special focus on best practices and case studies, this intensive training will provide you with concrete and practical examples on how to deal with State aid in maritime, aviation and rail projects.

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  • System and Structure of State Aid Control in the European Union (EU)
  • The concept of Services of general economic interest (SGEI) in the Transport Sector
  • Application of the SGEI in the transport sector
  • How to determine Public Service Obligations (PSO) and Public Service Compensation
  • Complying with PSO
  • GBER rules for ports and airports
  • National Experience of the granting of State Aid with GBER requirements
  • Guidelines on State Aid to Airports and Airlines

Methodology & Structure

  • The training will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the current State aid control system in the transport sector.
  • Various presentations, practical exercises and group work will enable you to apply the guideline and the GBER in the field of Maritime/Aviation/Rail correctly in practice.
  • Participate in interactive sessions and exercises on MEIP and calculation of compensation.
  • This training will be conducted by State aid Expert Phedon Nicolaides, in addition to EU and Member States’ institutions, as well as leading law firms.

Who should participate?

  • Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies involved in programmes for transport
  • Public officials involved in funding and financing of transport services and infrastructure from
    • Ministries for transport and Infrastructure
    • National, Regional and Local Development Agencies for transport, railways, roads and other transport transport sectors
  • State aid experts from:
    • Railways undertakings
    • Airport operators
    •  Airlines
    • Ports & other private companies involved in transport services
  • Development banks, public and private banks
  • Consultants and lawyers specialized in transport and public affairs
  • Beneficiaries of ESI Funds and/or EU direct programmes

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).

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