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two days workshop

Managing State Aid in ESI Funds

Lisbon
1050 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Description

    Who is the Workshop for?

    Representatives from public authorities in charge of financial management, control and audit, especially from:
    Managing Authorities
    Certifying Authorities
    Audit Authorities
    Intermediate Bodies
    ESI Funds experts from regional and local authorities and experts involved in ETC Programme
    Beneficiaries of EU funded projects, i.e.: Private and public companies, associations, research institutes
    Public and private banks
    International, national and local associations and networks
    Consultants

     

    After completing the official program of the first day of the Workshop the ESI Funds Academy is inviting the participants on the Thursday afternoon to a walking tour to discover the heart of Lisbon with our urban expert Jerome Crozy.

  • Programme

    Thursday 13 June 2019

    • 08.30

      Registration and welcome coffee

    • 09.00

      Welcome note from ESI Funds Academy, welcome note from Chair

      Introduction round

      Chair: Andrzej Kaznowski, Easy State Aid, Warsaw

    • 09.30

      Concept of State Aid and Notification

      • The requirements of Art. 107 & 108 of the TFEU
      • How to identify State aid
      • Notion of undertaking and economic activity
      • State aid resources and imputability
      • Determining advantage and Market Economy Operator Test (MEOT)
      • Determining selectivity of the measure
      • Effect on trade and distortion of competition
      • The measure is State aid – so what?
      • How to notify a measure?

      Andrzej Kaznowski, Ease State Aid, Warsaw

    • 11.00

      Coffee break

    • 11.30

      Interdependence of State Aid and ESI Funds

      • When do ESI Funds managers have to be aware of State aid
      • Institutions to ensure compliance
      • References in ESIF to State aid
      • References in State aid to ESIF
      • How much State aid may be granted?
      • State aid tasks of the managing authorities
      • Obstacles and pitfalls for ESIF managers
      • Examples of State aid and ERDF/ESF

      Andrzej Kaznowski, Easy State Aid, Warsaw

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      State Aid Exemptions: De minimisaid, SGEI

      (45 minutes) De minimis regulation

      • Concept of the De minimis aid
      • Legal framework and scope of de minimis
      • Thresholds and cumulation
      • Exercises on application of the de minimis regulation

      (45 minutes) GBER and its Application to ESIF

      • GBER common provisions
      • Scope and categories of exempted aid
      • Thresholds, incentive effect, cumulation rules
      • Publication, reporting and monitoring

      Andrzej Kaznowski, Easy State Aid, Warsaw

    • 15.00

      Coffee break

    • 15.30

      Specific provisions of GBER

      – Regional aid
      – Training aid
      – Employment aid
      – State aid for environmental protection and energy
      – State aid for R&D&I

      Andrzej Kaznowski, Easy State Aid, Warsaw

    • 17.00

      End of the official Program of Day 1

    • 19.00

      Walking tour to discover the heart of Lisbon

      Walking tour to discover the heart of Lisbon (60-90 minutes)

      Starting point: Praca Dom Pedro IV

       

      Guide: Jerome Crozy, expert on urban planning

    Friday 14 June 2019

    • 08.45

      Welcome coffee

    • 09.00

      State Aid and ESIF – A practical approach

      State Aid and ESIF – A practical approach
      – Where does experience come from?
      – The role of major projects
      – Forthcoming changes in relation to financial perspective 2021-2027

      Funding Infrastructure in Compliance with State Aid Rules
      – Funding of infrastructures after the Leipzig/Halle judgement
      – Analytical Grids on State aid rules applicable to public funding of infrastructure projects

      ESIF Funded Infrastructure Projects in Specific Fields
      – Avoiding State Aid – the case of waste water infrastructure
      – Application of SGEI rules – the case of waste water infrastructure

      Stefan Akira Jarecki, PhD Expert on compliance of ESI Funds with State Aid Rules

      Roman Gąszczyk, Legal expert, Managing Authority, Polish Governmental Administration, Warsaw,

    • 11.00

      Coffee break

    • 11.30

      Funding Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Projects

      Funding Infrastructure and Rolling Stock Projects
      – Aid in the form of compensation for discharging of public service obligation
      – Landmark judgements (Leipzig-Halle, HH Ferries and Others v Commission,Eventech)
      – Proposals of the EC for the next financial perspective
      Application of SGEI rules to rail and local public transport projects
      – Financing of infrastructure
      – Rolling stock project
      – New provisions of the PSO regulation

      Roman Gąszczyk, Legal expert, Managing Authority, Polish Governmental Administration, Warsaw

      Stefan Akira Jarecki, PhD Expert on compliance of ESI Funds with State Aid Rules

    • 12.45

      Lunch

    • 13.45

      Experiences of a Managing Authority

      Experiences of a Managing Authority in the Areas of:
      – Construction of infrastructure
      – Purchase and modernization of rolling stock
      What if not State Aid in the form of SGEI compensation?
      – Regional Aid for the purchase of rolling stock (railway guidelines)
      – Local infrastructure/Global Block Exemption Regulation (GBER)
      – Article 93of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EuropeanUnion

      Stefan Akira Jarecki, PhD Expert on compliance of ESI Funds with State Aid Rules

      Roman Gąszczyk, Legal expert, Managing Authority, Polish Governmental Administration, Warsaw

       

       

    • 14.45

      Good bye Coffee

    • 15.15

      The End and Distribution of Certificates

  • Experts

  • Venue

    4 * Hotel in Lison

    Hotel Açores Lisboa

    Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro 3, 1070-060 Lisboa, Portugal

    https://www.bensaude.pt/hotelacoreslisboa/en/

    +351 21 722 2920

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