Europäisches Beihilfenrecht
Interactive Online Course |
16.06.2020 - 17.06.2020 |
Online |
Sprache: Englisch

Interactive Online Course: State Aid for Airlines and Airports

Intensive 2-day interactive online course for officials, professionals and funding beneficiaries who have knowledge of State aid and are involved in airports and airlines field.

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 interactive online course with Lexxion? Don’t worry, here’s a quick guide.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 790,- (excl. VAT)

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Linking people and regions, air transport plays a vital role in the integration and the competitiveness of the European Union, as well as its interaction with the world. Air transport contributes significantly to the Union’s economy, with more than 15 million annual commercial movements. The Union benefits from its position as a global aviation hub, with airlines and airports alone contributing more than €140 billion to the Union’s Gross Domestic Product each year and the aviation sector employing some 2.3 million people in the Union.

Our two-day intensive training on State aid for airlines and airport combines the presentation of rules and principles of Special Concern to Airports and Airlines with an in-depth analysis of most significant cases and Commission Decisions. On Day 1 we will focus on regulations unique for this sector, while Day 2 will be completely dedicated to case studies.

Day 1:

  • Concept of State aid
  • Review of principles of special concern to airports and airlines
  • Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines
  • Overview of important EC Decisions for airports and airlines
  • GBER provisions on airports
  • Case Study: Quantification of damage in view of the impact of Covid-19 on air transport

Your benefits

  • Acquire in-depth knowledge on relevant Case law
  • Learn about the rules and principles applying to State aid for airports and airlines
  • Get a detailed overview of the most important Commission Decisions on State aid on airports and airlines
  • Analyse your problems and discuss your individual questions with acknowledged experts
  • Exchange with State aid experts from different Member States and enjoy networking

Day 2:

  • Case Studies: Sweden, Hungary, Germany
  • Swedish experience: SGEI for regional airports
  • Lubeck judgment
  • Fraport case

Who should participate?

  • Departments responsible for airports funding in Ministries of Transport and Infrastructure and their implementing agencies
  • Public officials from departments in regions and municipalities dealing with transport and infrastructure
  • Legal departments of airline companies
  • Legal departments of airports
  • State Aid Monitoring Offices
  • Lawyers and consultants


An interactive online course by Lexxion Publisher combines presentations, cases studies and discussions on practical problems. 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). 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.

The interactive online course materials are available for download before and after the event.

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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