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Workshop |
27.02.2020 - 28.02.2020 |
Amsterdam |
Sprache: englisch

Fundamentals of State Aid Law

Amsterdam Lexxion

This course is going to help you find out how to assess the existence of State aid in your funding measures, get a detailed overview of the most important State aid exemptions and learn how to implement them in practice.

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Overview

Are you new in the field of State Aid? Do you want to learn more about the concept of State aid and its general prohibition under EU treaty rules? This course is going to help you find out how to assess the existence of State aid in your funding measures, get a detailed overview of the most important State aid exemptions and learn how to implement them in practice.
Our experts will teach you how to make sure that your projects and funding schemes are designed in compliance with State aid rules and provide you valuable insight into the methods of assessment and handling the State aid cases by the DG Competition. Moreover, you will get acquainted with all the procedures relevant for State aid notification and learn how to recover incompatible State aid from third parties and what the consequences of a recovery failure are. In addition, you will have the opportunity to discuss your individual problems with acknowledged professionals.

Topics

The training covers all topics that you need for the start in the State aid field. Our experts will give you an overview on:

  • Structure of the system of State aid control and obligations of all parties involved
  • Concept of State aid and its application in the practice
  • De minimis aid and State aid exemptions
  • Practical application of the GBER
  • Notification of State aid cases to the European Commission
  • Assessment of compatibility of aid by the European Commission
  • Recovery of incompatible aid

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 opportunities to present your own problematic issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.
Just send 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.

Programme

Day 1:

  • Structure of the System of State aid Control
  • Concept of State Aid and the Criteria of Art. 107 TFEU
  • State Aid Assessment: Principles of Compatibility
  • State Aid Exemption: De minimis
  • The General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) in Practice: Common & Specific Provisions

Day 2:

  • State Aid Exemption: Main Horizontal Guidelines
  • State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy
  • Aid for R&D&I
  • Regional State aid
  • Procedures of State Aid and Notification
  • Case Studies
  • Employment aid
  • Training aid
  • Green energy

Who should participate?

  • Public officials from:
    • Ministries and other national authorities
    • Regional governments
    • Communal and City councils involved in granting State aid in sectors such as:
    • Transport and infrastructure
    • Finance
    • Environment and Energy
    • Telecommunication and Broadband
    • Social services and health
    • Agriculture
    • New employees in the State Aid Monitoring Offices
  • ESI funds experts from:
    • Institutions coordinating the national strategies for ESI Funds
    • Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate bodies
    • Bodies implementing EU funded projects
    • Employees of National and Regional Development Agencies
    • Lawyers and consultants specialized in public affairs

Participants will receive extensive materials:

  • All presentations shown during the training (inclusive online access to all presentations after the training)
  • Selection of corresponding journals published by Lexxion
  • Confirmations of participation

Course Material – No need to miss anything!
If you are unable to make it to the training, you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Zrinka Mozara!

Tag 1: Mittwoch, 27. Februar | 09:00 - 17:30

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

Registration and welcome coffee

09:30

Structure of the System of State aid Control

  • Sources of law
  • Powers of European Commission
  • Obligations of the Member States
  • State Aid Modernisation Initiative

Judicial review

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
0:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

Concept of State Aid and Art 107 TFEU

  • The meaning of aid granted by a Member State or 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 the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:30

Lunch break

13:30

Group Exercise on the Concept of State  Aid

  • Application of the Criteria of Art. 107 TFEU to the Aid Measures
  • Interactive discussion on findings

 

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
14:30

State Aid Assessment: Principles of Compatibility

  • Exceptions
  • Options for public authorities & type of assessment
  • Assessment by commission
  • General principles of exemption
  • Common assessment principles
  • Typical reasons for finding incompatibility
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
15:15

State Aid Exemption: De minimis Aid

  • Notion of de minimis aid
  • Notion of single undertaking
  • Advantages of de minimis aid
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
15:45

Coffee break

16:00

State Aid for Environmental Protection and Energy

  • Environmental and Energy State Aid Guidelines (EEAG)
  • The General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)
  • Energy transition and State aid
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
16:30

Case Study on Green Energy

  • Interactive discussion on green energy
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training

Q&A and end of Day 1

Tag 2: Freitag, 28. Februar | 09:00 - 17:00

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

General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) – Common Provisions

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

10:00

State Aid Exemption: The General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) – Specific Provisions, e.g.

  • Training aid
  • Employment aid
  • Aid for broadband infrastructures
  • Aid for local infrastructure
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

10:30

Coffee break

11:15

Case Study

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

12:00

Modification of the GBER

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

12:45

Lunch Break

13:45

Regional State aid

  • Regional development: GBER and guidelines
  • Reconciling completion and cohesion
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
14:15

State aid for R&D&I

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
15:00

Coffee break

15:15

State Aid Notification & State Aid Recovery

  • Legal background and main procedural rules
  • New rules from 2013
  • Rule of EU and national courts in State aid matters
  • Role and rights of third parties

 

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

16:15

Problem Solving session:

Round-table discussion on the important lessons to be drawn from the training and the typical mistakes to avoid

17:00

End of the training and distribution of certificates

*Programme may be subject to change

Just send 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 workshop. All information concerning your questions and cases will be treated confidentially. As the number of participants is limited, participants will benefit from a maximum of exchange and discussion of their individual questions.

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Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at the University of Maastricht; 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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Workshop | 27.02.2020 - 28.02.2020 | Amsterdam | Sprache: englisch

Teilnahmegebühren
Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde: € 1.240,- (exkl. USt)
Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr: € 1.640,- (exkl. USt)

Rabatt für European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL)-Abonnenten: € 100,-

21% USt (Niederlande) wird zusätzlich berechnet.

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Essentials of State Aid Law
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€1.640,00
Essentials of State Aid Law
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€1.240,00

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