European State Aid Law
Intensive Online Course |
10.02.2021 - 12.02.2021 |
Online |
Language: English

State Aid from A to Z

Our intensive online course will give you a comprehensive overview of the essential State aid regulations and provide you with a practical “toolbox” for the assessment of State aid and design of public measures compatible with the Internal market. The experts’ presentations will be enriched by working group exercises, best practice examples and interactive case studies.

Join us from wherever you are – high-quality content delivered to your (home) office. Please check your device compatibility to be ready to attend the course online. This is your first course online with Lexxion? Don’t worry, here’s a quick guide.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 1.490,- (online, excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email.: august.andreae@lexxion.eu

Cancellation: The cancellation of participation must be in writing and is possible free of charge up to 14 days before the start of the event. In case of no-show or cancellation later than two weeks before the date of the event, the entire event price plus VAT is due.

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    Overview

    By attending Lexxion‘s A to Z intensive online course you will receive an in-depth introduction to State aid and its concept and principles. You will be able to determine whether a measure contains State aid and if the compatibility with internal market is given. Furthermore, a detailed insight into the most important State aid exemption (e.g. GBER and de minimis) and its application. By the end of this intensive online course, you will be acquainted with State aid procedures, recovery of unlawful aid and sectoral specific guidelines, such as Regional aid, aid for R&D&I, environmental and energy aid and infrastructure funding. At all points throughout the intensive online course you are welcome to raise questions. We invite you as well to discuss pressing topics with your colleagues from other Member States.

    Just send to us your cases and questions in advance!
    We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the intensive online course. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

    Target Group

    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 Structural Funds
    • Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities, Intermediate bodies
    • Bodies implementing EU funded projects
    • Lawyers and consultants
    • Experts from Public and private banks
    • Academics

    Methodology

    The three-day intensive course offers the possibility to meet with experts from EU institutions, Member States as well as the private sector. The different perspectives of our experienced trainers will support you in applying complex rules to your practical day-to-day work. To achieve the best results, a mix of learning methods will be applied in the course.

    Our approach combines the three stages of learning to ensure that the participants obtain the best possible understanding of the applied rules:

    1) Identification of the main rules and principles,
    2) Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles,
    3) Application of the rules and principles.

    The participants will be actively involved in the course. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunity to present your own issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

    Just send to us your cases and questions in advance! We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the course. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

    Course materials are available for download after the event.

    Online Course

    During the online course by Lexxion Publisher all speakers present live via video and audio. Participants are actively involved in the online courses. By offering our participants the possibility to use their microphones and cameras during the whole course, we aim to recreate the atmosphere of a face-to-face Lexxion course. We encourage our participants to ask questions in real time and to take part in live discussions with speakers and other participants. Additionally, we make use of different interactive features of the online platform, such as polls, multiple choice questions and quizzes. This way participants can test their knowledge on the topic, anonymously. Moreover, there are ample opportunities for the participants to present their own problematic issues, discuss and solve them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

    Course Material – No need to miss anything!

    If you are unable to attend the course you may want to order all the presentations shown during the event. The price is € 299,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact August Andreae.

    How to Join the Course Online

    Bigmarker is the platform for online participation in this course. In order to join the course online, please check your device compatibility first. 

    What do I need in order to join the course online?

    • Speakers, Microphone; Camera is possible, if you would like to be seen during the course.
    • A wired connection is strongly recommended.
    • If your internet connection doesn´t work, you can join the course by telephone, using a dial-in number. In this case there might be additional telephone costs.

    How do I join the course online?

    • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
    • Please check your device compatibility.
    • As soon as you get the invitation link: Please register for the course by clicking the invitation link.
    • 15 minutes before the course: Bring your headset and eventually camera, click the invitation, enter and enjoy the course!

    Minimum system requirements are as follows:

    • Operating System: Windows 7 or later; Mac OS X 10.12 or later, Linux.
    • Browser: The most recently-published versions of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Opera.
    • High-speed internet: A consistent, high-speed connection is required. Mobile tethering, hotspots, slow or inconsistent public Wi-Fi networks may create latency when using video conferencing.

    FAQ for Online Participation

    Why do I need to register before the
    course starts?
    Thank you for registering! This not only helps us to communicate with you in regard to technical issues but it helps you to network with your fellow course participants.

    Will the course be recorded?
    Please ask the responsible event manager.

    Do I need a camera?
    It is recommended to have a camera for more comfortable communication with the speakers and other participants.

    Do I need a microphone?
    Since this is an interactive course, yes.

    Do I need to install anything?
    No. We expect you to have a browser, of course.

    Can I ask questions during the course?
    Yes, you can ask your questions live by using your microphone. You can speak to all participants at the same time as you may have experienced in Skype.

    When can I enter the course I’m attending?
    Please enter 15 minutes before the start, so that you have enough time for technical checks. You can only enter if you have passed the system check.

    May I leave the course and come back later?
    Yes, just log in at a later time during the course.

    May I access via Phone?
    Yes, you can. Participating via phone means you can listen only. Please keep in mind that you will be dialling a US number which would result in higher telephone costs.

    Can’t find invitation?
    Please check your spam-folder. You should also ask your colleague from the IT department to ‘whitelist’ us. For more details please ask the corresponding event manager, who will be happy to help you.

    I failed the Firewall System Check – what can I do?
    Please contact your IT department and have them open the necessary ports, which can be found here.

    What are the detailed System requirements?
    All requirements can be found here.

    I failed the Audio Output System Test – what can I do?
    If you are using headphones or external speakers, try unplugging them. Please unmute your device. Test your speakers here to find out if they work.

    I would like to participate but I’m waiting for an approval. Can I order a ticket on the day of the course?
    Sure. Please message events@lexxion.eu.

    My email address has changed – can I still participate?
    Sure. Please provide us with your updated email adress; you will then receive a new invitation.

    How do I contact the host of the course?
    events@lexxion.eu is happy to help you.

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