30 May - 31 May 2017 | Brussels

Please contact Gael Langosch if you want to receive the programme of this event as soon as available.


A primary objective of the State Aid Modernisation initiative was to improve the “assessment of genuine market failures, the incentive effect and the negative effects of public interventions”. In addition, the Commission intends to request ex-post “evaluation” of implemented State aid schemes. Due to these new requirements, State aid experts struggle with the application of the evaluation methodologies necessary for the rightful implementation of their measures. The purpose of this seminar is to explain how ex-ante assessment and ex-post evaluation of State aid measures can be effectively achieved with the use of well-established methodologies.
In this 2-day intensive training, our experts will examine the concept of assessment and evaluation of State aid measures and present examples on how to apply various methodologiesto your projects.




  • Ex-ante Assessment: The Need and Amount of Aid
  • Financial Viability, Use of Financial Indicators and Cost of Capital
  • EU Rules on Ex-post Evaluation andResults
  • Case Studies:
    • Use of Financial Indicators
    • Funding Gap Method


  • Evaluation Methodologies
  • Relevant Statistical Techniques
  • Identifying the Right Control Group
  • Case Study:
    • The Experience of the Netherlands
    • Lessons to be Drawn



You will be actively involved in the training. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and 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 Member States. Do you want to get sure, that our experts will cover the topics most interesting for you? Just send us your cases and questions in advance. We will forward them to our speakers.

Target Group

State aid officials from:

  • Ministries and other national authorities
  • State Aid Monitoring Offices
  • Regional governments
  • Communal and city councils involved in granting State aid in sectors such as:
  • Transport and infrastructure
  • Finance
  • Environment and energy
  • Telecommunication and broadband
  • Social services and health
  • Agriculture
  • Employees of National and Regional Development Agencies
  • Lawyers and Consultants specialized in public affairs


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