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Day 1: Wednesday, 22 April
Day 1: Concept of State Aid & Principles of Compatibility
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Welcome note and introduction round
Concept and Principles of State Aid
(including Coffee Break)
- System and structure of State aid
- The requirements of Art. 107 TFEU
- How to identify State aid
- Notion of economic activity and undertaking
- The meaning of State resources
- Selective advantage
- Effect on competition and inter-State trade
Working Groups Exercise:
How to Assess if State Aid is Present in your Scheme and/or Project
Principles and Assessment of State Aid Compatibility
- Necessity and justification of State aid
- Policy objective of common interest
- Existence of a market gap
- Appropriateness of State aid
- Incentive effect and proportionality
The Market Economy Investor Principle (MEIP)
- Purpose of MEIP
- Use of “public” resources for investment purposes
- The aims and time horizon of private investor
- MEIP in practice – how to apply it
- Practical cases
Brexit & State Aid
- Impact of Brexit on the Application of State Aid Rules and EU-UK trade
- UK State Aid Regime after Brexit
End of Day 1
Day 2: Thursday, 23 April
Day 2: State Aid Exemptions, Main Horizontal Guidelines & State Aid Procedures
De minimis Regulation
- Legal basis: Regulation 1407/2013
- Thresholds and cumulation
- Exercise on application of de minimis regulation
General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)
- Common and specific provisions
- Scope and categories of exempted aid
- Thresholds, incentive effect, cumulation rules
- Publication, reporting and monitoring
Regional Aid – Rules and Practical Application
- Guidelines on Regional State aid 2014-2020 vs GBER
- Compatibility measures
- Relocation, process innovation and incentive effect
State Aid for R&D&I – Rules and Practical Application
- Framework for R&D&I vs GBER rules and IPCEI
- Non-economic research vs economic research
- Collaboration between research organisations
Energy & Environmental Aid –
Rules and Practical Application
Best practice for Application of GBER and Guidelines in Member States: Discuss your cases and questions!
During this working group we will discuss your individual cases and problems/challenges as well as real-life cases.
State Aid Procedures: Notification & Recovery
- Notification procedure: Regulation 2015/1589
- Procedural rules, GBER & Notion of Aid – When to notify?
- Non-compliance and recovery of unlawful aid
End of Day 2
Day 3: Friday, 24 April
Day 3: Services of General Economic Interest & Infrastructure Funding
Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)
- Concept of SGEI
- Recent judgements and Commission decisions
- SGEI Package (2012) and Altmark criteria
- SGEI de minimis Regulation
- How to avoid errors in defining SGEI?
- How to define a market gap?
- How to calculate compensation?
- How to notify SGEI aid?
Application of SGEI in Different Sectors incl.
- Public transport
- Social services and health
- Social security
Infrastructure Funding in Compliance with State Aid & Practical Exercises
- Funding infrastructure after Leipzig/Halle:
- How to be compliant with State aid requirements?
- MEIP and its application to infrastructure funding
- Compatibility principles of infrastructure funding
- The 20% rule of infrastructure funding
Problem-Solving Session and Final Discussion
Discuss your individual cases questions in full confidentiality
Q & A Session
End of Day 3
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 2.650,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 3.150,- (excl. VAT)
Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 100,-
The Italian VAT of 22% will be added.
The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted first come, first served.