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18 September - 19 September 2017 | Brussels

Overview

On all levels of public administration concerned with the transport investment and subsidising of public transportation services these questions arise:

    Is State aid involved?
    Is the compatibility of the public measures with European law ensured?

Avoiding unlawful State aid is crucial for the successful and sustainable provision of transport services to all European citizens.
With a special focus on best practice and case studies, this course will provide you with a solid understanding of State aid rules applicable to the transport sector – illustrated by practical examples of transport funding.

 

Topics

Day 1

  • State aid rules applicable to transport sector
  • Application of the concept of MEIP to transport
  • Guidelines concerning Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road
  • Case study & workshop


Day 2

  • GBER rules on ports and airports
  • State aid for ports- the Commission´s decisions making practice
  • Case Study: National experience in economics of port´s financing
  • Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines
  • Problem solving session

 

Methodology

The participants 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.
This training will provide you with a solid understanding of State aid rules applicable in the transport sector illustrated by practical examples of transport funding. A special focus will be laid on best practice and case analysis.

You are invited to send your questions to us beforehand to make sure that the problems you are dealing with will be addressed during this training.

 

Target Group

1) Experts from the State Aid Monitoring Offices

2) Public officials involved in funding and financing of transport services and infrastructure from:

    Ministries for Transport and Infrastructure
    National agencies for Transport, Railways, Roads and other transport sectors
    Regional governments
    Communal and City councils

3) State aid experts from:

    Railways undertakings
    Airport operators
    Airlines
    Ports operators
    other private companies involved in provision of transport services.

4) Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs

 

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