State Aid for Transport Services and Infrastructure

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18-19 September 2017 | Brussels

2-day intensive training on the State aid rules for public funding of railway, navigation & aviation and compensation for public services

If you have any questions in regards to the programme of the upcoming training or would like to get more information about it please contact Gael Langosch.


On all levels of public administration concerned with the transport investment and subsidising of public transportation services these questions arise:

  • Is State aid involved?
  • Is the compatibility of the public measures with European law ensured?

Avoiding unlawful State aid is crucial for the successful and sustainable provision of transport services to all European citizens.
With a special focus on best practice and case studies, this course will provide you with a solid understanding of State aid rules applicable to the transport sector – illustrated by practical examples of transport funding.

Thematic scope

Day 1

  • State aid rules applicable to transport sector
  • Application of the concept of MEIP to transport
  • Guidelines concerning Regulation (EC) No 1370/2007 on public passenger transport services by rail and by road
  • Case study & workshop

Day 2

  • GBER rules on ports and airports
  • State aid for ports- the Commission´s decisions making practice
  • Case Study: National experience in economics of port´s financing
  • Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines
  • Problem solving session

The participants will be actively involved in the training. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.
This training will provide you with a solid understanding of State aid rules applicable in the transport sector illustrated by practical examples of transport funding. A special focus will be laid on best practice and case analysis.

You are invited to send your questions to us beforehand to make sure that the problems you are dealing with will be addressed during this training.

Your benefit

  • Get a detailed overview of the most important State aid rules for the transport sector
  • Stay up to date with the newest developments in the application of the Regulation 1370/07 on public services for land transport
  • Make sure that your funding for transport infrastructure complies with the State aid rules and learn how to avoid overcompensation for the transport services
  • Get practical advice how to apply the market economy investor principle (MEIP)
  • Case study on the determination and calculation of compensation
  • Interactive role play on how to define Public Service Obligations (PSOs)
  • Learn about the essentials EC decisions and judgements in the transport sector
  • Analyse your problems and discuss your questions with the acknowledged experts from the European Commission as well as specialists from public and private practice.
Focus group

1) Experts from the State Aid Monitoring Offices

2) Public officials involved in funding and financing of transport services and infrastructure from:

  • Ministries for Transport and Infrastructure
  • National agencies for Transport, Railways, Roads and other transport sectors
  • Regional governments
  • Communal and City councils

3) State aid experts from:

  • Railways undertakings
  • Airport operators
  • Airlines
  • Ports operators
  • other private companies involved in provision of transport services.

4) Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs

Workshop Material - No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the workshop 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 € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Gael Langosch.




Publication frequency: quarterly
ISSN 16 19-52 72

Further information

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

Further information
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