European State Aid Law
Lexxion Training Hybrid |
21.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 |
Leuven |
Language: English

State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure

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Join us for this Lexxion Training, where our experts will help you understand the concept of State aid, its general prohibition under EU treaty rules, and how to assess state aid provisions in your funding measures. Additionally, you will have the chance to raise questions and discuss pressing topics with colleagues from other Member States. By the end of the Training, you will have a detailed overview of the most important State aid exemptions and their practical implementation.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 1.090,- (excl. VAT)

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

 

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Who should participate?

  • State Aid Monitoring Offices in the Member States
  • National Ministries and Agencies involved in the regulation and provision of public services, such as: Ministries for:
    • Social Affairs
    • Health
    • Transport
    • Infrastructure
    • Telecommunication
    • Economy and Energy
  • Regional and Communal Governments and City Councils concerned with the provision of social services, health care, public transportation, energy and water supply, waste management and of other public services
  • Companies providing public services both on national and local level
  • Lawyers and consultants specialised in 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.

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 € 249,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Camilla Coltorti.

Group Discounts

Group registration of three or more participants will automatically receive a 10% discount.

We offer a 15% discount for groups of four and a 20% discount for groups of five participants. To take advantage of these discounts, please contact Camilla Coltorti at Coltorti@Lexxion.eu or call us at +49 (030)81 45 06 17. We will be happy to assist you with your group registration.

Programme

Day 1: Thursday, 21 March

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

Registration & Welcome Coffee 

09:15

Introduction Round

09:30

System and Structure of State Aid Control in the EU

  • Sources of law
  • Powers of European Commission
  • Obligations of the Member States
  • Judicial review
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Concept and Principles of State Aid

  • Articles 107 & 108 of the TFEU
  • The meaning of aid granted by a Member State or State Resources
  • When EU resources can be considered to be State resources
  • The concept of economic and non-economic activity
  • How to determine advantage to certain undertakings or production of certain goods
  • How to establish whether a measure is selectivity
  • The meaning of distortion of competition and effect of trade between the Member States
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:30

Lunch Break

14:00

State Aid Assessment: Principles of Compatibility

  • Is there a need for a subsidy?
  • Appropriateness of State aid measure
  • Funding gap method applies to infrastructure projects
  • Incentive effect and proportionality
  • Avoidance of undue negative effects on competition and trade between Member States
  • Transparency and evaluation
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

State Aid Exemption: De minimis Aid

  • Application of Regulation 2023/2831
  • Notion of de minimis aid
  • Notion of single undertaking
  • Cumulation of de minimis aid and other State aid
  • How to calculate the gross-grant equivalent of de minimis aid in loans and guarantees
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
16:30

Summary & End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 22 March

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

The Provisions of Regulations 2021/1058 & 2021/1060 that are Relevant to State Aid

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

10:00

General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) and Compliance

  • Legal background
  • State aid modernization
  • Regulatory framework under the SAM
  • Scope of the GBER
  • Specific Provisions
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

11:00

Coffee Break

11:30

Regional State Aid Guidelines

  • Regional development: GBER and guidelines
  • Reconciling completion and cohesion
Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel Director, State aid department, Olesiński & Wspólnicy, Warsaw
12:30

Lunch Break

14:00

Regional Aid & Aid for Infrastructure: Practical Cases

  • Guidelines and Legal framework: Scope of application
  • Notifiable regional aid and aid for infrastructure
  • Specific State aid provisions for regional aid and aid for infrastructure
  • Practical experiences
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

State Aid for Infrastructure

Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel Director, State aid department, Olesiński & Wspólnicy, Warsaw
16:30

Concluding Remarks & End of the Training

Speakers

Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, 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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Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel
Director, State aid department, Olesiński & Wspólnicy, Warsaw

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Leuven

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Leuven, Belgium
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Leuven, the beer capital of Belgium famous for its university (KU Leuven), is situated at about 20km East of Brussels.

To reach it, you can catch a train at Brussels Airport (Zaventem) that will take you there in just 15 minutes. 

 

Online-Registration

Lexxion Training Hybrid | 21.03.2024 - 22.03.2024 | Leuven | Language: English

Participation fees for participation in Leuven:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 1.460,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.760,- (excl. VAT)

Participation fees for online participation:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 1.090,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.390,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 150,-

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Leuven is limited.

Please contact events@lexxion.eu if you have technical problems with the booking. 

Where do you want to participate?

Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure | Leuven
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.314,00 N/A
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure | Leuven
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.584,00 N/A
State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure | Leuven
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.460,00
State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure | Leuven
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.760,00
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€981,00 N/A
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure | Online
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.251,00 N/A
State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.090,00
State Aid for Regional Aid and Infrastructure | Online
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.390,00

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