27 March - 28 March 2017 | Brussels, Belgium

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Day 1: State Aid Principles

  • What is State aid and how it applies to agriculture and fisheries
  • State aid regulation for agriculture:
    • Agricultural Guidelines
    • Agricultural Block Exemption Regulation (ABER)
    • Agricultural de minimis regulation and its comparison with the “normal” de minimis
  • State aid for forestry and for rural development
  • Substantive and procedural aspects with a focus on Annex I and non-Annex I products
  • Parafiscal levies or charges on agricultural products

Day 2: State aid for Eafrd and financial instruments

  • The relationship between State aid rules and EAFRD
  • Case study on State aid and EAFRD implementation
  • The application of State aid rules for financial instruments under the EAFRD
  • Case study on how to design a financial instrument compatible with State aid rules


Phedon Nicolaides
Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, Professor at the University of Maastricht, and
Academic Director at lexxion training


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