Europäisches Beihilfenrecht
Interactive Online Course |
07.09.2020 - 09.09.2020 |
Online |
Sprache: Englisch

Online Summer Course: State Aid – Concept, Principles, Exemptions & Guidelines

Our Summer Course will give you a comprehensive overview of the essential State aid regulations and provide you with a practical „toolbox“ for assessment of State aid and design of public measures compatible with the internal market. Each day, the experts‘ presentations will be enriched by best practices examples and interactive case studies.

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 € 1.280,- (excl. VAT)

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The three-day Summer Course offers the possibility to exchange with experts from EU institutions, Member States as well as the private sector. The different perspectives of our experienced trainers will support to apply the complex rules to real cases. A mix of learning methods will be applied in the course to achieve the best results.

This course is eligible for Professional Certificate on EU State Aid Law.

Day 1: Concept & Assessment of State Aid

  • System and Structure of State Aid Control in the EU
  • Concept and Principles of State Aid
  • Working Group Exercise
  • Compatibility Assessment of State Aid
  • Practical Exercise: The Market Economy Operator Principle (MEOP)

Day 2: State Aid Exemptions: De Minimis & GBER and State Aid Procedures

  • De minimis Regulation
  • General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)
  • GBER: Best Practice for Application in Member States
  • State Aid Procedures: Notification
  • Practical Exercise on a Fictional Case: Procedural Rules, GBER & Notion of Aid – When to Notify?

Day 3: Main Horizontal Guidelines & SGEI

  • Environmental Aid and Energy Efficiency
  • State Aid for R&D&I & Practical Cases
  • Regional Aid & Practical Cases
  • Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)


This Summer Course provides you with a comprehensive overview of the essential State aid regulations and equips you with a practical „toolbox“ for the assessment of State aid and design of public measures compatible with the Internal Market.

The participants will be actively involved. The sessions will combine lectures, case studies, practical exercises and interactive 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 countries.

The process of true learning happens in three stages:

  • Identification of the main points or principles
  • Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles, and
  • Application of the principles

Our Training Method combines these three stages of learning to ensure that the participants obtain the best possible understanding of EU rules.  

Who should participate?

  • Public officials from:
    • Ministries and other national authorities
    • National Competition Authorities
    • State Aid Monitoring Offices
    • Courts of Auditors
    • Regional governments
    • Communal and city councils
  • National and regional development agencies involved in granting State aid in sectors such as: Transport and infrastructure; finance; environment and energy; telecommunication and broadband; social services and health; agriculture; research, development & innovation
  • ESI funds experts from:
    • Institutions coordinating the national strategies for ESI Funds
    • Managing, certifying and audit authorities
    • Intermediate bodies
    • Bodies implementing EU funded projects
  • Lawyers and consultants
  • Experts from public and private banks
  • Academics

Your benefits

  • Become familiar with the concept and principles of State aid
  • Learn how to assess the existence of State aid and its compatibility with the internal market
  • Receive a detailed insight into the most important State aid exemptions and how to apply them
  • Become acquainted with the State procedures concerning the notification procedure and recovery of unlawful aid
  • Increase your knowledge on the main guidelines
  • Make sure you finance infrastructure projects in compliance with State aid rules
  • Apply your updated knowledge in various practical cases and group exercises
  • Exchange with State aid experts from different Member States and enjoy networking

Course Material – No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to attend the online course you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event. The price is € 299,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Hanne Goldbeck.

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.


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 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 Hanne Goldbeck.

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