23 October - 24 October 2018 | Leuven

Please contact Gaël Langosch if you want to receive information.


On average 80-90% of all State aid goes to four objectives: Energy/Environment, Regional Aid, SMEs/Risk Finance and Research & Development. Directed towards all practitioners dealing with State aid law the first edition of the two part training will provide explanation and interpretation of the provisions and frequently asked questions on SMEs/Risk Finance and Research & Development. Additionally, the results of ex-post monitoring will be provided by the experts of the Commission followed by national experiences in the mentioned sectors. The second edition of the training on Energy/Environment Aid and Regional Aid will take place in Spring 2019.


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Topics to be discussed:

  • Publication, reporting and monitoring
  • Scope and categories of exempted aid
  • Common and specific provisions
  • Regulatory framework under the SAM
  • State aid modernization
  • Legal background & Scope of the GBER

Regional Aid

  • Definitions
  • Scope
  • Practical questions
  • Calculations
  • Assets (depreciation)
  • Transport sectos

SME’s/risk sharing

  • Definitions
  • Scope
  • Concept of “entrusted entity”
  • Concept of “financial intermediary”
  • Follow-on investments
  • Private investors
  • Risk-reward sharing arrangements


Training participants will receive a free copy of Phedon Nicolaides' book 'State Aid Uncovered', a compilation of all State Aid Uncovered articles from 2017.  


Training Material & Certificate of Participation?

The participants will receive extensive case notes for personal use as well as a certificate of participation.



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