EStAL Seminar 2016: State Aid and Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI)

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31 March-2 April 2016
Oleggio Castello, Lake Maggiore (near Milan), Italy

If you would like to receive the programme for this conference or more information about it please contact Anya Zuschke.


Services of General Economic Interest (SGEI) belong to the fundamental services for citizens, financed by public authorities. Compliance with State aid rules when granting compensation for Services of General Economic Interest is of enorm importance.

Visit our EStAL Seminar 2016 and get a comprehensive overview on the most important topics pertaining SGEI:

  • Concept of Services of General Economic Interest in the EU Treaties and Application of the Commission´s SGEI Package
  • Application of the Commission´s Altmark Criteria and Critical Issues in the Design of Altmark-compliant Measures
  • Recent Case Law from Luxembourg pertaining the Economic Activity in SGEI
  • SGEI and Special Sectors incl. Case Studies: Public Transport, Energy, Broadband, Social Housing, Health Sectors

You are highly welcome to send your individual questions and/or important issues beforehand – our experts look forward to answering your questions and giving you first-hand advice!

The EStAL seminar offers a unique experience to thoroughly examine relevant SGEI issues in an intensive, small-group atmosphere that combines in-depth reasoning and debate with a high level of interaction among the participating experts.


During the two and a half-day programme, you will have ample room to profoundly look into the diverse aspects of the given subject thanks to a high variety of dense and topical presentations, case-studies, brain-storming rounds and in-depth discussion of your individual questions. The coffee and lunch breaks as well as social and leisure activities alongside the sessions provide a perfect platform for (informal) exchange and networking.

Just send to us your cases and questions in advance!
We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the seminar. All information concerning your questions and cases will be treated confidentially.

 Faculty & Participants

A diverse professional background of the panel and a small circle of participants sharing a homogeneous level of expertise and experience will guarantee a lively and insightful debate:


Seminar Material - No need to miss anything!

If you are unable to make it to the seminar you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event.
The price is € 299,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Jana Behrens.


Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
ISSN 16 19-52 72

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