European State Aid Law
Lexxion Training Online |
13.10.2021 - 14.10.2021 |
Online |
Language: English

State Aid Requirements for ESI Funds

As the State aid legal framework offers possibilities to ensure compatibility of State aid, one of the main challenges of ESIF managers is to ensure that expenditures are spent in compliance with EU and national State aid rules. For that reason, recent decisions, changes caused by Covid-19 and national experiences will be included next to a thorough introduction to the State aid requirements. Furthermore, by joining our workshop, you will have the possibility to exchange views with experts from EU institutions, Member States as well as the private sector. The different perspectives of our well-experienced speakers will support to apply the complex rules to real cases.

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: vonwinterfeld@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

    This two-day online workshop focuses on the following topics:

    • Concept of State Aid and Notification
    • Interdependence of State Aid and ESI Funds
    • Practical Exercises on how to Access if your Measure Constitutes State Aid or Not
    • State Aid Exemptions: De minimis, GBER, SGEI
    • GBER and its Application to ESIF
    • Regional Aid
    • Financing Infrastructure in Compliance with State Aid Rules
    • State Aid for Financial Instruments and Risk Finance
    • ESF Working Groups
    • ERDF Working Groups

    Who should participate?

    Experts on ERDF, ESF, CF, EAFRD and EMFF implementing the running Operational Programme and working on the programmes for the programming period 2014 – 2020 in Managing Authorities, Intermediate Bodies, Certifying Authorities, Audit Authorities

    EU funds experts responsible for the assessment of the funding scheme containing State aid from public authorities such as National ministries implementing and managing Structural Funds, Regional and local governments, City councils, National and Regional Development Agencies, Research institutes

    Beneficiaries of Structural Funds, in particular from sectors such as Infrastructure, Transport, Research & Development, Urban Development, Environment, Training, Services of General Economic Interest

    State aid experts from State Aid Monitoring Offices; Ministries of Regional Development, Economy, Infrastructure, Transport, Environment, Agriculture, Research, Finance and Social Services; Regional governments, communities and city councils acting as granting authorities; 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.

    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 offer breakout sessions, as part of this format, where participants work in smaller groups on real-life cases and exercises. During these exercises, participants have the technical possibility to see other group members and talk to them (using microphone and camera). Moreover, 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. 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 Julia Thiemann.

    How to Join the Course Online

    You will receive all information and a link to join the course via e-mail latest 1 day before the event.

    If you have any questions in advance, please contact Björn von Winterfeld.

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