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13 November - 14 November 2018 | Management Center Europe, Brussels

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11:00 – 11:10

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Welcome note & introduction round

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SESSION I: Compensation for services of general economic interests – what has changed?

DG Competition, European Commission

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11:10 – 12:00

Scope of application of State aid rules

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*ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ ÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ concept of undertaking

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Applying State aid rules to SGEIs

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12:40 – 13:00

Q&A

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13:00 – 14:00

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Lunch

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Day 1: Tuesday, 13 November 2018

   
08:30 Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:00 Welcome note by Lexxion and Phedon Nicolaides (Chair) Introduction of participants

09:15 EU and Member States’ support for R&D

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

09:45

Concept of State Aid for R&D&I

  • Types of State Aid
  • Aid granted by a Member State or State Resources
  • The concept of economic and non-economic activity
  • How to establish whether a measure is selectivity
  • Competition and its effects on trade between the MS

Phedon Nicolaides

11:00 Coffee Break

11:30

Special topic: Non-economic Research vs Economic Research

Phedon Nicolaides

12:30 Lunch Break

13:30

General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) Provisions on R&D&I

  • Explanation of the rules on R&DI
  • Definitions of research organisation
  • Collaborative research

Katarzyna Piechucka-Thom, Case Handler, DG Competition, Unit H2 - Access to finance, R&D&I and Environment, European Commission, Brussels

14:30

Coffee Break

15:00

Framework for State Aid for R&D&I

  • Explanation of the compatibility principles in the Framework
  • Main differences between the Framework and the GBER
  • Use of Art. 19 of the R&D&I Framework versus use of Art. 25-27 GBER

Katarzyna Piechucka-Thom

16:00 Conclusion and Q&A

16:30 End of Day 1
   
Day 2: Wednesday, 14 November 2018
   
09:00

Identification of Market Failure and Determination of Necessity and Proportionality of State Aid and Use of Repayable Advances

Marc Isabelle, Founder and Director of European Economics, PhD in Economics, Paris

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Design of Claw-back Mechanisms in the Funding of Research Infrastructures

  • Practical exercise

Phedon Nicolaides

12:00 Lunch Break

13:00

The Experience of France

National Case study on: How innovative SMEs are identified - choice between different instruments - how cooperation between research organisations and undertakings is encouraged - how research infrastructure is funded

Marc Isabelle, Founder and Director of European Economics, PhD in Economics, Paris

14:30 Coffee Break

15:00

Discussion and Lessons to Take Home

  • How to design an effective measure
  • Factors that determine the choice between notification and use of GBER
  • Exchange of views

Phedon Nicolaides

15:30

Q&A

16:00

End of the Training

 

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