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4th European Summer Academy “State Aid 2014”


02 Jun 2014 12:00


Maritim Hotel
10785  Berlin

Event Location


Event Description

The 4th European Summer Academy “State Aid 2014” will provide deepened training on practical State aid issues. Participants delve deep into legal case studies to clear out difficulties with identification and definition of State aid. The acquired set of skills will provide each participant with the ability to check individual cases on the eventuality of State aid implications. The initial screening and review to ensure that measures or projects comply with State aid rules are important tools to be mastered. Particularly providers of national and EU funding need to ensure that aid schemes comply with EU State aid rules. Otherwise entire projects can be at risk of a possible State aid recovery. At the core of this event are the new developments in the course of the State aid Modernisation (SAM) undertaken by the European Commission. Public authorities need to be prepared for the challenges which arise when applying the new regulations for de minimis and block exempetion, as well as a range of further revised guidelines.

• Learn through legal case studies how to apply State aid concepts in practice and test individual cases on their State aid implications
• Get first hand information from European Commission experts on the modernisation of the EU State aid law
• Assure that your aid schemes are compatible with EU State aid rules
• Receive insights on the Commission’s Notion of Aid Notice
• Become familiar with the package for Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)
• Develop your knowledge on how to determine whether a public measure contains State aid
• Learn how to use the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER) and De Minimis successfully
• Gain a deep understanding of EU case law concerning the concept of State aid and the procedures for notification
• Find out more on how to increase the efficiency of state support
• Benefit from exchange of experience with our experts from the European Commission and from the Member States and other attendees from all across Europe

The 4th European Summer Academy “State Aid 2014” is tailored to the needs of decision makers implementing state aid issues as well as public authorities dealing with national funding schemes and European funds, public and private companies applying for, or having received state aid, lawyers & consultancy firms.

All details regarding the speakers, the programme and the registration formalities are available at the link below.


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