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

EU State Aid for Transport

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Public support for transport must comply with State aid rules.

On all level of public administration concerned with the transport investment and subsidising of public tranportation services these questions arise: 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 course 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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Topics

  • 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).

If interested, please contact Johann Blain.

Day 1: Friday, 1 February

Chair of the Seminar
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
08:45

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:15

Welcome notes on behalf of  and Introduction Round

09:30

EU system of state aid control and recent policy developments

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
10:30

Coffee Break and Networking Opportunities

11:00

The Concept of SGEI in the Transport Sector

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:00

Lunch Break and Networking Opportunities

13:30

Developments in the Application of the Regulation and Guidelines

Philipp Melcher Consultant, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Lisbon
14:15

How to Determine Public Service Obligations and Public Service Compensation

Philipp Melcher Consultant, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Lisbon
15:00

Coffee Break and Networking Opportunities

15:30

Complying with PSO

16:30

Sum-up by Phedon Nicolaides and end of the first day

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training

Day 2: Wednesday, 2 October

09:30

Morning Session: Port

09:30

GBER rules for Ports –The Commission’s Decision Making Practices

10:15

Coffee Break and Networking Opportunities

10:45

National Experience of the granting of State Aid with GBER requirements

11:30

Case Study: EU Member States’ National Experience in Economics of Ports Financing

12:15

Lunch

13:30

Afternoon Session: Airport

13:30

Guidelines on State Aid to Airports and Airlines & Overview of Important EC Decisions

14:30

Sum up by Phedon Nicolaides and End of the Training

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training

Speakers

Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training

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Philipp Melcher
Consultant, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Lisbon

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Brussels

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Brussels, Belgium
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Training | 01.10.2019 - 02.10.2019 | Brussels | Language English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 1240,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1640,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 100,-

The Belgian VAT of 21% will be added.

Seating limit
The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted first come, first served.

Are you a public authority?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
EU State Aid Law for Transport
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
EU State Aid Law for Transport
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00

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