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Summer Course |
20.08.2024 - 23.08.2024 |
Barcelona |
Sprache: Englisch

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

Summer Course: State Aid – Concept, Principles, Exemptions & Guidelines - 137

Dive into the essentials of State aid regulations and gain practical tools to assess and design compatible public measures. Join us in Barcelona for four immersive days where our experts share best practices and engage you with interactive case studies. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to elevate your expertise!

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 3.380,- (excl. VAT)

+++ Register before 25 June 2024 to avail of our 10% early bird discount! +++

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

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Details

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 and audit authorities
    • Bodies in charge of the accounting function
    • Intermediate bodies
    • Bodies implementing EU-funded projects
    • Lawyers and consultants
  • Experts from public and private banks
  • Academics

Course Material – No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the workshop 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 Camilla Coltorti.

Methodology

The four-day Intensive Course offers the possibility to meet with experts from EU institutions and Member States as well as the private sector, academia, and diplomacy. Varied perspectives of our experienced trainers will support you in applying complex rules to your own daily practice.

To ensure that you get the best possible understanding of the topics at hand, our Intensive Course sessions combine theoretical presentations, case study analysis, and highly interactive discussions on practical issues. You will have ample opportunities to present your issues and exchange information and experiences with 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 discussion. All relevant information will be treated confidentially.

Various social activities are organised for our participants to network with the experts and other participants in an informal atmosphere.

Intensive Course materials will be available for download after the event.

Group Discounts

Group registration of three or more participants will automatically receive a 10% discount.

We offer a 15% discount for groups of four and a 20% discount for groups of five participants. To take advantage of these discounts, please contact Camilla Coltorti at Coltorti@Lexxion.eu or call us at +49 (030)81 45 06 17. We will be happy to assist you with your group registration.

Programm

Tag 1: Dienstag, 20. August | Concept & Assessment of State Aid

Tagungsleiter
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
08:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome & Introduction Round

09:30

System and Structure of State Aid Control in the EU

  • Statistics on state aid
  • System of gradated control
  • Responsibilities of the European Commission, Member States, and beneficiaries
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
10:00

Coffee Break & Networking

10:30

Concept and Principles of State Aid

  • The requirements of Art. 107(1) TFEU
  • The notion of aid
  • The notion of undertaking
  • Economic vs. non-economic activity
  • Determining advantage and selectivity of measures
  • Effect on trade and distortion of competition
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Case Studies & Working Group Exercise

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
15:00

Coffee Break & Networking

15:30

Compatibility Assessment of State Aid

  • Is there a need for a subsidy?
  • Appropriateness of State aid measure
  • Funding gap method and market failure
  • Incentive effect and proportionality
  • Avoidance of undue negative effects on competition and trade between Member States
  • Transparency and evaluation
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
16:30

General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)

  • The GBER rules: Common and specific provisions
  • Scope and categories of exempted aid
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

17:30

Summary and Lessons Learnt of Day 1

17:45

End of Day 1

18:30

Evening Event & Common Dinner

Tag 2: Mittwoch, 21. August | State Aid Exemptions: De Minimis & GBER and State Aid Procedures

Tagungsleiter
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:00

De minimis Regulation

  • Application of Regulation 2023/2831
  • Thresholds, gross grant equivalent, cumulation, national registers
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

09:30

State Aid Procedures: Notification & Recovery of Unlawful Aid

  • Notification procedure: Regulation 2015/1589
  • What needs to be notified and how?
  • Types of procedures
  • Practical Case: How to Notify a Measure?
  • Non-compliance and recovery of unlawful aid
  • Practical Case: How to Recover Unlawful Aid?
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

11:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30

Environmental and Energy Aid & Practical Cases

  • Guidelines and legal framework for energy and environment projects: Scope of application
  • Notifiable energy and environmental aid
  • Specific State aid provisions for energy efficiency and renewable energy
  • Practical experiences
Péter Staviczky
State Aid Attaché, Permanent Representation of Hungary to the EU, Brussels

13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

Practical Exercise on a Fictional Case: Procedural Rules, GBER & Notion of Aid – When to Notify

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

15:30

Summary and Lessons Learnt of Day 2

15:45

End of Day 2

Tag 3: Donnerstag, 22. August | SGEI & Main Horizontal Guidelines

Tagungsleiter
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:00

Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)

  • Concept of SGEI
  • Recent judgments and Commission decisions
  • SGEI Package (2012) and Altmark criteria
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
10:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

Case Study on SGEI

  • How to define a market gap?
  • How to calculate compensation?
  • How to notify SGEI aid?
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

State Aid for R&D&I & Practical Cases

  • GBER rules
  • The Framework for State Aid for R&D&I
  • Non-economic research vs economic research
  • Collaboration between research organisations and undertakings
  • Practical experience
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
14:30

Coffee Break & Networking

15:00

Regional Aid & Practical Cases

  • Guidelines on Regional State aid
  • Regional aid under the GBER – Implications for Member States’ authorities
  • Compatibility measures of regional aid
  • Treatment of SMEs and large investment projects
  • When does a Member State have to notify? Can a Member State withdraw a notification?
Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel Director, State aid department, Olesiński & Wspólnicy, Warsaw
16:30

Summary and Lessons Learnt of Day 3

16:45

End of Day 3

19:00

Common Dinner & Networking

Tag 4: Freitag, 23. August | Infrastructure Funding in Compliance with State Aid

Tagungsleiter
Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
09:00

Funding of Infrastructure in Compliance with State Aid

  • Infrastructure funding in regional policy
  • Funding infrastructure after Leipzig/Halle: What are public authorities still allowed to finance?
  • MEIP and its application to infrastructure funding
  • Compatibility principles of infrastructure funding
  • The 20% rule of infrastructure funding
Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel Director, State aid department, Olesiński & Wspólnicy, Warsaw
10:30

Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

Practical Exercises and Group Work on Infrastructure Funding

  • Transport infrastructure
  • Financing of airports
  • Research infrastructure
  • Sport and multifunctional recreational infrastructures
  • Public Utilities infrastructure: water, sewerage, and waste

Participants will work on cases. The results will be presented and discussed commonly.

Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel Director, State aid department, Olesiński & Wspólnicy, Warsaw
13:00

Lunch Break

14:00

Problem-Solving Session and Final Discussion Discuss your cases and ask your questions in full confidentiality

Phedon Nicolaides Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, and Academic Director at Lexxion Training
15:00

Summary and Lessons Learnt of Day 4 and the Summer Course

15:15

Closing Remarks and End of the Summer Course

Referenten

Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at Maastricht University; Professor at University of Nicosia, 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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Katarzyna Pamuła-Wróbel
Director, State aid department, Olesiński & Wspólnicy, Warsaw

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Summer Course | 20.08.2024 - 23.08.2024 | Barcelona | Sprache: Englisch

Participation fees for participation in Barcelona:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 3.380,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 3.880,- (excl. VAT)

Discount for European State Aid Law Quarterly (EStAL) subscribers: € 150,-

+++ Register before 25 June 2024 to avail of our 10% early bird discount! +++

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Barcelona is limited.

Please contact coltorti@lexxion.eu, if you would like to register. 

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Summer Course: State Aid – Concept, Principles, Exemptions & Guidelines | Barcelona
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€3.042,00
Summer Course: State Aid – Concept, Principles, Exemptions & Guidelines | Barcelona
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€3.380,00 N/A
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Summer Course: State Aid – Concept, Principles, Exemptions & Guidelines | Barcelona
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€3.492,00
Summer Course: State Aid – Concept, Principles, Exemptions & Guidelines | Barcelona
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€3.880,00 N/A

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