European State Aid Law
Lexxion Training Online |
20.04.2021 - 21.04.2021 |
Online |
Language: English

State Aid for Transport

When attending this Lexxion Training on State aid for transport services and infrastructure, you will get a detailed overview of the most important State aid rules for the sector. Stay up to date with the newest developments in the application of the Regulation 1370/07 on public services for land transport ang get acquainted with the State aid rules for airports and airlines.

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 € 990,- (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

On all levels of public administration concerned with the transport investment and subsidising of public transportation services these questions arise:

  • Is State aid involved?
  • Is the compatibility of the public measures with European law ensured?

Avoiding unlawful State aid is crucial for the successful and sustainable provision of transport services to all European citizens.

With a special focus on best practice and case studies, this course will provide you with a solid understanding of State aid rules applicable to the transport sector – illustrated by practical examples of transport funding.

Who should participate?

  • Experts from the State Aid Monitoring Offices
  • Public officials involved in funding and financing of transport services and infrastructure from:
  • Ministries for Transport and Infrastructure
  • National agencies for Transport, Railways, Roads and other transport sectors
  • Regional governments
  • Communal and City council
  • State aid experts from:
  • Railways undertakings
  • Airport operators
  • Airlines
  • Ports & other private companies involved transport services
  • Lawyers and consultants specialised in transport and public affairs

Methodology

A Lexxion Training provides you with a comprehensive overview of the current State aid control system in different sectors. Presentations, practical exercises and group work will enable you to apply the guidelines in the respective sector in practice.

This training will be conducted by renowned experts from EU and Member States’ institutions, as well as leading law firms and consultancies.

Our training method combines the three stages of learning to ensure that participants obtain the best possible understanding of EU rules:

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

 

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

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 € 199,- (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.

Day 1: Tuesday, 20 April | Day 1

Chair of the Seminar
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:00

Welcome Note by Lexxion & Introduction Round

09:15

Public Funding in the Transport Sector and the Application of the Concept of State Aid

  • Economic activity & prerogatives of the State
  • Transfer of State resources, advantage & affectation of trade
  • Application of Articles 107, 106 and 93 TFEU
  • Funding of transport infrastructure after Leipzig-Halle judgement
  • SGEI and Altmark criteria in the transport sector
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
10:45

Short Coffee Break

11:00

Special Topic I:
Application of the Concept of Market Economy Investor Principle to Transport

  • MEIP/MEOT concept
  • Criteria for its application
  • Cases
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:00

Lunch Break

12:30

Special topic II:
The Concept of Services of General Economic Interest and Recent Case Law on the Definition of Public Service Obligations

  • The concept of SGEI in the transport sector
  • Application of the SGEI package to the transport services
  • The scope out imposition of PSO
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
13:30

Rail & Road Transport Services (incl. Short Coffee Break)

Railway & Roads: Developments in the application of the Regulation 1370/2007 and the new Guidance

  • Objective and scope of Regulation 1370/2007
  • Definition of public service obligation
  • Commission practice in Land Transport
  • Guidance on the Application of Regulation 1370/2007

Case Study: How to determine Public Service Obligations and Public Service COmpensation

  • PSO in rail services
  • Direct award of PSO contracts
  • Competitive tendering of PSO contracts
  • How to determine compensation
(tba)

End of Day 1

Day 2: Wednesday, 21 April | Day 2

Chair of the Seminar
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:00

Funding for Ports, Part 1

GBER Rules on Ports and Airports

  • State aid and infrastructure funding
  • Building blocks for State aid assessment
  • Analytical grids for infrastructures
  • Non-economic activity/public remit
  • Caluclation of the funding gap

State Aid for Ports – The Commission’s Decision Making Practice

  • Cruise Ship Terminal Porto de Leixões (SA.43250)
  • New exemption for maritime ports
  • Common provisions(ports): funding gap
(tba)
10:30

Short Coffee Break

10:45

Funding for Ports, Part 2

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

  • Legal framework
  • State aid in ports
  • Notion of undertaking, economic vs. Non-economic acitivy
  • Aid proportionalitiy: Infrastructure owners
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

(tba)
12:00

Virtual Lunch Break

12:30

Funding for Airlines & Airports

Guidelines on State Aid to Airports and Airlines

  • Key novelties of the guidelines
  • Investment and operating aid
  • Start-up to airlines
  • Social aid and SGEI

Overview of Important EC Decisions for Airports and Airlines

  • Public policy remit and notion of economic activity
  • Application of the Market Economy Operator Principle
  • Calculation of the funding gap for investment and operating aid
  • Methodology and practical exercises
(tba)
14:00

Short Coffee Break

14:15

Problem Solving Session

The second day will conclude with a problem solving session where you will be invited to share your experience in managing State aid for transport services and infrastructure and in cooperating with private partners in this field.

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
14:45

End 0f Day 2 & End of Lexxion Training

Speakers

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

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Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

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Venue

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Online-Registration

Lexxion Training Online | 20.04.2021 - 21.04.2021 | Online | Language: English

Participation fees :
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 990,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.290,- (excl. VAT)

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

19% VAT (Germany) will be added. For online participation the following applies additionally: Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number will receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge).

Please contact events@lexxion.eu if technical problems occur during the booking process.

Are you a public authority?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
State Aid for Transport | Online Participation
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.290,00
State Aid for Transport | Online Participation
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€990,00










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