European State Aid Law
Case Study Oriented Online Training |
01.12.2020 - 02.12.2020 |
Online |
Language: English

State Aid 2020 for Transport Services and Infrastructure

Our two-day online Lexxion Training on Transport Services and Infrastructure will guide you  through the applicable concepts of state aid and SGEI regarding the transport sector. Lexxion will provide you National experiences, aid recipients perspectives and an overview of recent decisions on transport matters and the impact by Covid-19.

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

Starting from € 740,- (excl. VAT)

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Overview

Day 1:
  • Concept of state aid and its application to the transport sector
  • Application of the Market Economy Investor Principle [MEIP] in transport: Recent judgments
  • SGEI in the transport sector
  • Developments in the application of the Regulation 1370/2007
Day 2:
  • State aid and Railways: The perspective of the aid recipient
  • National experiences in granting State Aid in transport
  • Guidelines on State Aid to Airports and Airlines & Overview of Important Commission Decisions
  • State aid and Covid-19 in the Airline industry

Methodology

The participants will be actively involved in the training. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic 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 training. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

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

Bigmarker is our interactive online course platform. In order to join our online course, please check your device compatibility first.

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

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

How to join the online course?

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

Why do I need to register before the online 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 online course participants.

Will the online 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 online course, yes.

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

Can I ask questions during the online 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 online course I’m attending?
15 minutes before the start. You only can enter if you have passed the system check.

May I leave the online course and come back later?
Yes, just log in at a later time during the online 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 online course?
Sure. Please message online@lexxion.eu. We need to have a separate testing before the start of the online course.

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 online course?
Please contact online@lexxion.eu.

Day 1: Tuesday, 1 December | 10:00 - 15:00

10:00

Welcome

10:05

Concept of State aid and its application to the transport sector

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
(confirmed)
11:30

Application of the Market Economy Investor Principle [MEIP] in transport: Recent judgments

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
(confirmed)
13:00

Virtual lunch break

13:30

SGEI in the transport sector

  • The concept of SGEI in transport services
  • Definition of the scope of public service obligations [PSO]
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
(confirmed)
14:15

Developments in the application of the Regulation 1370/2007

Philipp Melcher Consultant, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Lisbon
(confirmed)
15:00

Sum-up by Phedon Nicolaides and end of the first day

Day 2: Wednesday, 2 December | 10:00 - 15:00

10:00

Welcome and summary of main points of the first day

10:05

State aid and Railways: The perspective of the aid recipient

Benjamin Linke Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Department, Deutsche Bahn, Frankfurt, Germany
(invited)
11:30

National experiences in granting State Aid in transport

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

(confirmed)
13:00

Virtual lunch break

13:30

Guidelines on State Aid to Airports and Airlines & Overview of Important Commission Decisions

Sophie Moonen Head of Unit, State Aid Transport, DG COMP –Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels
(invited)
14:15

State aid and Covid 19 in the Airline Industry

Jorn Wegter General Counsel, Wizzair, Budapes
(invited)
15:00

Sum-up by Phedon Nicolaides and end of the second day


*Programme may be subject to change.

Speakers

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

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Philipp Melcher
Consultant, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Lisbon

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Benjamin Linke
Senior Legal Counsel, Legal Department, Deutsche Bahn, Frankfurt, Germany

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

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Sophie Moonen
Head of Unit, State Aid Transport, DG COMP –Directorate-General for Competition, European Commission, Brussels

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Jorn Wegter
General Counsel, Wizzair, Budapes

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Venue

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Case Study Oriented Online Training | 01.12.2020 - 02.12.2020 | Online | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 790,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 990,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 50,-

The German VAT of 16% will be added. Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge). Without VAT ID number, the country-specific VAT will be charged.

Are you a public authority?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
State Aid 2020 for Transport Services and Infrastructure
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€990,00
State Aid 2020 for Transport Services and Infrastructure
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€790,00

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