State aid rules in the agricultural sector present the double challenge of implementing the general principles of competition and State aid law and having to guarantee coherence with the EU's common agricultural and rural development policies.

Our training gives you the most comprehensive overview of the State aid rules applying to agricultural products – starting from the introduction of the concept of State aid, through the set of specific rules, ending up with a presentation and discussion of national experiences.


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.

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 training. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

Focus group

  • Officials from Ministries for Fisheries and Forestry
  • Officials from National State Aid Monitoring Offices
  • Experts form farmers' associations and other agricultural organizations
  • Experts working with the European Agriculture and Rural Development Funds as well as with other EU Funds and programmes supporting agricultural sector.
Confirmation of Participation

A confirmation of participation will be handed out after the training.

State Aid Uncovered

Training participants will receive a free copy of Phedon Nicolaides' book 'State Aid Uncovered', a compilation of all State Aid Uncovered articles from 2015.

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

Further information

academic director and training leader

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Phedon Nicolaides

Professor at the College of Europe, Bruges, Professor at the University of Maastricht, and Academic Director
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