Europäisches Beihilfenrecht
Lexxion Training Hybrid |
13.10.2021 - 14.10.2021 |
Venice |
Sprache: Englisch

State Aid Requirements for ESI Funds

As the State aid legal framework offers possibilities to ensure compatibility of State aid, one of the main challenges of ESIF managers is to ensure that expenditures are spent in compliance with EU and national State aid rules. For that reason, recent decisions, changes caused by Covid-19 and national experiences will be included next to a thorough introduction to the State aid requirements. Furthermore, by joining our workshop, you will have the possibility to exchange views with experts from EU institutions, Member States as well as the private sector. The different perspectives of our well-experienced speakers will support to apply the complex rules to real cases.

The event will take place as a hybrid event, which gives speakers and participants the opportunity to participate face-to-face or online via a live stream. If this is your first online course with Lexxion, here’s a quick guide.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 990,- (excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email.: august.andreae@lexxion.eu

Cancellation: The cancellation of participation must be in writing and is possible free of charge up to 14 days before the start of the event. In case of no-show or cancellation later than two weeks before the date of the event, the entire event price plus VAT is due.

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Overview

This two-day workshop focuses on the following topics:

  • Concept of State Aid and Notification
  • Interdependence of State Aid and ESI Funds
  • Practical Exercises on how to Access if your Measure Constitutes State Aid or Not
  • State Aid Exemptions: De minimis, GBER, SGEI
  • GBER and its Application to ESIF
  • Regional Aid
  • Financing Infrastructure in Compliance with State Aid Rules
  • State Aid for Financial Instruments and Risk Finance
  • ESF Working Groups
  • ERDF Working Groups

Who should participate?

Experts on ERDF, ESF, CF, EAFRD and EMFF implementing the running Operational Programme and working on the programmes for the programming period 2014 – 2020 in Managing Authorities, Intermediate Bodies, Certifying Authorities, Audit Authorities

EU funds experts responsible for the assessment of the funding scheme containing State aid from public authorities such as National ministries implementing and managing Structural Funds, Regional and local governments, City councils, National and Regional Development Agencies, Research institutes

Beneficiaries of Structural Funds, in particular from sectors such as Infrastructure, Transport, Research & Development, Urban Development, Environment, Training, Services of General Economic Interest

State aid experts from State Aid Monitoring Offices; Ministries of Regional Development, Economy, Infrastructure, Transport, Environment, Agriculture, Research, Finance and Social Services; Regional governments, communities and city councils acting as granting authorities; Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs.

Methodology

A Lexxion Training provides you with a comprehensive overview of the current State aid control system in different sectors. Presentations, practical exercises and group work will enable you to apply the guidelines in the respective sector in practice.

This training will be conducted by renowned experts from EU and Member States’ institutions, as well as leading law firms and consultancies.

Our training method combines the three stages of learning to ensure that participants obtain the best possible understanding of EU rules:

  1. Identification of the main points or principles,
  2. Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles,
  3. Application of the rules and principles.

Participants will be actively involved in the course. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical issues. You will have ample opportunities to present your own issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

Course materials are available for download after the event.

Hybrid Course

The hybrid course by Lexxion Publisher is a new combined event format, which takes place in parallel: face-to-face and online. This new event format offers participants and speakers the opportunity to attend the event live on site or online, depending on the current situation, which gives additional flexibility. Our primary goal is to provide our online participants with the same high-quality experience as participants on-the-spot. For this, we place particular emphasis on interaction. This includes virtual networking during coffee breaks, active participation in discussions and the opportunity to ask questions via chat or microphone.

We take care of your wellbeing

  • Regular cleaning of surfaces and sanitary facilities
  • Sufficient ventilation of event room
  • Recommended hand hygiene
  • Possibility to keep distance between all speakers and participants
  • Recommended mouth and nose protection

Course Material – No need to miss anything!

If you are unable to attend the course you may want to order all the presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact August Andreae.

How to Join the Course Online

Bigmarker is the platform for online participation in this course. In order to join the course online, please check your device compatibility first.

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

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

How do I join the course online?

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

Why do I need to register before the 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 course participants.

Will the 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 course, yes.

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

Can I ask questions during the 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 course I’m attending?
Please enter 15 minutes before the start, so that you have enough time for technical checks. You can only enter if you have passed the system check.

May I leave the course and come back later?
Yes, just log in at a later time during the 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 course?
Sure. Please message events@lexxion.eu.

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 course?
events@lexxion.eu is happy to help you.

Tag 1: Mittwoch, 13. Oktober

Tagungsleiter
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome Note by Lexxion and Introduction Round

09:15

Concept of State Aid and Notification (incl. Coffee Break)

  • The requirements of Art. 107 & 108 of the TFEU
  • How to identify State aid
  • Notion of undertaking and economic activity
  • State aid resources and imputability
  • Determining advantage and Market Economy Operator Test
  • Determining selectivity of the measure
  • Effect on trade and distortion of competition
  • The measure is State aid – so what?
  • How to notify a measure?
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
11:00

Interdependence of State Aid and ESI Funds

  • When do ESI Funds managers have to be aware of State aid
  • References in ESIF to State aid
  • References in State aid to ESIF
  • How to avoid State aid
  • How to design efficient State aid compliant measures
  • How much State aid may be granted?
  • State aid tasks of the managing authorities
  • Obstacles and pitfalls for ESIF managers
  • Examples of State aid and ERDF/ESF
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

12:15

Lunch Break

13:15

Practical Session: How to Assess if your Measure Constitutes State Aid or Not

  • Is your beneficiary an undertaking?
  • Is it an economic activity?
  • Are State resources involved?
  • Is advantage conferred?
  • Is the measure selective?
  • Does it look like impact on trade?
  • Is there potential to distort competition?

Participants will be offered to analyse real life cases. Using State aid criteria, we will analyse, discuss and decide together if State aid is present in a number of schemes and projects that will be presented.

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
14:15

Coffee Break

14:35

State Aid Exemptions: De minimis, GBER, SGEI

De minimis Regulation

  • Concept of the De minimis aid
  • Legal framework and scope of de minimis
  • Thresholds and cumulation
  • Exercises on application of the de minimis regulation

General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)

  • GBER common provisions
  • Scope and categories of exempted aid
  • Thresholds, incentive effect, cumulation rules
  • Publication, reporting and monitoring

Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)

  • Concept and definition of SGEI
  • Commission´s SGEI Package: SGEI communication, SGEI de minimis regulation, SGEI decision, SGEI framework
  • Critical issues in designing of Altmark-compliant measures
  • Practical application of SGEI
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

16:15

Discussion Round

16:30

End of Day 1

Tag 2: Donnerstag, 14. Oktober

Tagungsleiter
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
08:45

Welcome Note and Summary of Day 1

09:00

GBER and its Application to ESIF

GBER specific provisions, which are important to ERDF objectives

  • Aid for broadband infrastructures
  • Aid for local infrastructure

Aid for airports and ports

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

10:15

Coffee Break

10:35

Regional Aid Under the GBER – Implications for Member State´s Authorities

  • Guidelines on regional State aid
  • Regional maps
  • When does a member state have to notify?
  • Can a member state withdraw a notification?

Recent case law involving regional aid

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

12:00

Lunch Break

13:00

State Aid for Financial Instruments and Risk Finance

  • Presence of State aid in the area of Financial Instruments
  • Relationship between State aid and EFSI & InvestEU
  • State aid at different levels of Financial Instruments
  • Meaning of “State resources” for Financial Instruments
  • Application of Market Economy Investor Principle (MEIP) for Financial Instruments
  • How to use De Minimis aid to support Financial Instruments?
  • Risk Finance Guidelines and notification procedure for Financial
  • Instruments
  • Case study on Risk Finance investments for SME‘s
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Visiting Professor at the College of Europe, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
14:15

Coffee Break

14:35

State Aid – Recovery after Covid-19

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

Discussion Round

15:30

End of Day 2 and of Lexxion Training

Referenten

Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at Maastricht University; 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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Lexxion Training Hybrid | 13.10.2021 - 14.10.2021 | Venice | Sprache: Englisch

Haben Sie Fragen in Verbindung mit COVID-19?  Wir helfen Ihnen gerne weiter!
Bitte kontaktieren Sie uns per E-Mail unter events@lexxion.eu oder rufen Sie uns unter +49 30 81 45 06 0 an.

Teilnahmegebühren für die Teilnahme vor Ort in Venedig:
Ermäßigte Gebühr für Behördenangehörige und Vollzeitakademiker: € 1.240,- (exkl. USt)
Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr: € 1.640,- (exkl. USt)

Teilnahmegebühren für die Online-Teilnahme:
Ermäßigte Gebühr für Behördenangehörige und Vollzeitakademiker: € 990,- (exkl. USt)
Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr: € 1.290,- (exkl. USt)

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

22% USt (Italien) wird zusätzlich berechnet. Für die Online-Teilnahme gilt zusätzlich: Kunden aus dem EU-Ausland mit gültiger USt-IdNr. bekommen eine Rechnung ohne USt (Reverse-Charge).

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Melden Sie sich bitte bei events@lexxion.eu, falls technische Probleme bei der Buchung auftreten.

 

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State Aid Requirements for ESI Funds | Venice
Reduced fee for public authorities or academic staff / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Behörde oder Hochschule
€1.240,00
State Aid Requirements for ESI Funds | Venice
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
State Aid Requirements for ESI Funds | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities or academic staff / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Behörde oder Hochschule
€990,00
State Aid Requirements for ESI Funds | Online
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.290,00










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