Europäisches Beihilfenrecht
Interactive Training |
03.03.2020 - 04.03.2020 |
Brussels |
Sprache: englisch

State Aid Requirements for Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)

Join Lexxion's Event in Brussels.

Learn when the compensation for SGEI constitutes State aid and get advice from experts from the European Commission, other Member States and leading law offices.

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Overview

The link between State Aid Law and the provision of SGEI causes uncertainty among public authorities as they face a conflict of interests: On the one hand, public bodies are obligated to guarantee the supply of public services. On the other hand the providers of SGEI may not be overcompensated and competition may not be distorted. Furthermore, each Member State has the discretion to define which services fall under the SGEI, so the same service can be qualified in different way.

Learn when the compensation for SGEI constitutes State aid and get advice from experts from the European Commission, other Member States and leading law offices.

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?

The regulations on State Aid for SGEI concerns in particular:

  • 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

Programme

Day 1

  • Concept and Definition of SGEI
  • Recent developments on the SGEI in the case law
  • How to Define the Market Gap and Justify Imposition of a Public Service Obligation

Day 2

  • Practical Application of SGEI in various sectors:
    • Energy
    • Transports
    • Postal Services
    • Social Sector: Public Funding of Hospitals, Social Housing, Insurance and other services


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: Dienstag, 3. März

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

Welcome Coffee and Regitration

Concept and Definition of SGEI

09:30

Provisions on SGEI in the TFEU

  • What is a service of general economic interest and how it may differ from a service of general interest?
  • Main characteristics of an SGEI
  • The extent of the discretion of Member States and how to avoid errors in defining SGEI
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
10:15

Recent Developments on SGEI in the Case Law

  • Economic activity and the BUPA case
  • Scope of discretion of a Member State
  • Manifest error
  • Meaning of Art. 106
11:15

Coffee break & networking

SGEI Package

11:45

The SGEI Communication & Altmark Criteria

  • Guidance on whether support constitutes state aid
  • General elements of the notion of aid: undertaking, state resources, effect on trade
  • The four Altmark conditions: Entrustment act, parameters of compensation, no overcompensation, efficiency
12:30

Lunch

13:30

The SGEI de minimis Regulation

  • Basic principles and formalities
  • De minimis and other rules
13:50

The SGEI Decision

  • Scope, formalities and information requirements
  • Rules for compensation (revenues, costs, profit)
14:15

Coffee break

14:35

The SGEI Framework

  • Rules for compensation and efficiency incentives
  • In-depth assessment
15:15

Coffee break

15:30

How to Define the Market Gap and Justify Imposition of a Public Service Obligation

  • SGEI definition in relation to what the market does not supply
  • The importance of a correct SGEI/PSO definition
  • Under which conditions is compensation necessary
  • Identifying eligible costs
  • Permissible amount of compensation
  • Preventing over-compensation and cross-subsidisation
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at the University of Maastricht; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
17:00

Discussion on the important lessons to be drawn from the day’s proceedings

17:15

End of Day 1

Tag 2: Mittwoch, 4. März

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

SGEI and Energy

09:00

Case study

10:00

Coffee break & networking

10:30

SGEI and Postal Services

  • How to set the universal service targets for the Post
  • How to calculate the public service compensation
  • Case study: the Royal Post (UK)

Practical Challenges in Funding SGEI cont.

 

11:15

Critical issues in the Designing of Altmark-compliant Measures

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

12:30

Lunch break

13:15

How to avoid Overcompensation?

  • How to define parameters of compensation
  • How to develop a formula for calculationg the compensation
  • How to calculate the amount of necessary compensation and the maximum allowable compensation
14:30

Coffee break & networking

SGEI and Social Sector

14:45

Public Funding of Hospitals

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

15:30

Social Services (Social Housing, insurance, and other services)

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

16:30

Discussion on lessons to be drawn from the training and typical mistakes to avoid

16:45

End of training and distribution of certificates

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.

Referenten

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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Tagungsort

Avenue de Tervueren, 153
Brussels, Belgien
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Hotel(s) in der Nähe

B-aparthotel Bruxelles Montgomery
Avenue Tervueren 149
1150 Brussels

T: +32 (0)2 743 51 11

Eurostars Montgomery 5*
Avenue de Tervueren 134
1150 Brussels
Belgium
T: +32 (0)2 741 85 11

Le Relais du Castro – Chambres d’hôtes à Bruxelles
Rue Baron de Castro 7
1040 Bruxelles

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Interactive Training | 03.03.2020 - 04.03.2020 | Brussels | 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 (Belgien) wird zusätzlich berechnet.

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State Aid Requirements for SGEI
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
State Aid Requirements for SGEI
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00

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