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Conference on the Economics of State Aid Control

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23 September 2015, Brussels


In Cooperation with: 
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

If you have any questions in regards to the programme of the upcoming conference or would like to get more information about it please contact Anya Zuschke.


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One-day conference on the role of economics in State aid control, combining presentations on the common principles, such as incentive effect and evaluation,  and presentations on specific objectives, such as energy aid and regional aid.
 

8:00–9:00                                       Registration

9:00–9:15          

Welcome & Introduction

Wolfgang ANDREAE, Lexxion Publisher, Berlin and Brussels
Paul De KNOP, Rector, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels


9:15–10:00                  

Opening Keynote (incl. Discussion and Q&A)
  Gert-Jan KOOPMAN, Deputy Director General State Aid, 
DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Chair:
Caroline BUTS,
 Vrije Universiteit Brussel; Managing Editor of European State Aid Law Quarterly

10:00–10:30

Coffee break & networking


10:30–12:15

Session I: The Role of Economics in State Aid Control

 
  • Which role does Economics play in State Aid Control?
  • Why do we have to be aware of the Economic Aspects of State Aid Control?
  • What are the Requirements Arising from the State Aid Modernisation (SAM)?
    Discussion and Q&A
 

Chair:
Penelope PAPANDROPOULOS
, Chief Economist Team, DG Competition, European Commission, Brussels

Speakers:
Kai-Uwe KÜHN,
 Associate Professor of Economics, University of Michigan; Senior Consultant to CRA Brussels

Nicole Robins, Senior Consultant, Oxera Consulting, London

Discussant: 
Elisabetta RIGHINI,
 Visiting Professor, King´s College London, Former Member of Cabinet of Vice-president Joaquín Almunia at European Commission, Brussels

12:15–13:30 Lunch & networking


13:30-15:00 


Session II: Common Principles of State aid control

 
  • Evaluation of State aid measures
  • Incentive Effect 
    Discussion and Q&A
 

Chair:
Ulrich SOLTÉSZ
, Partner, Gleiss Lutz, Brussels

Speakers: 
Vincent VEROUDEN,
 Director at the Brussels office of E.CA Economics, Brussels

Phedon NICOLAIDES,
 Professor at the College of Europe and at the University of Maastricht; Academic Director at Lexxion Training

Discussant:
Laura PARRET, Partner, Houthoff Buruma; Professor, Utrecht University; Country Correspondent of EStAL

15:00-15:30 Coffee break & networking


15:30-17:00

Session III: SGI, Regional Aid and Energy Aid

 
  • SGI
  • Regional Aid
  • Energy Aid
    Discussion and Q&A
  Chair: 
Isabel TAYLOR
, Slaughter and May, London

Speakers: 
Lorenzo COPPI, 
Executive Vice President and Head the Compass Lexecon’s Brussels office, Brussels

Koert Van BUIREN,
Deputy Director of SEO, Amsterdam

Fiona WISHLADE
, Director, European Policies Research Centre, Strathclyde University, Glasgow

Discussant: 
Leigh HANCHER, 
Tilburg University, Allen & Overy, Amsterdam; Editorial Board of European State Aid Law Quarterly

17:00-17:30 Closing

Ben Van Rompuy,
Vrije Universiteit Brussel

17:30 End of the Conference

From 17:30 Cocktail and networking

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If you were unable to make it to the conference, 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. VAT).
If interested, please contact Anya Zuschke

 

 


Vrije Universiteit Brussel
 

EVENTS 2016

JUNE

Fraud, Corruption & Collusion in Public Procurement
Intensive Workshop
official language: English
6-7 June 2016 | Berlin
 
14th Experts' Forum on New Developments in European State Aid Law
official language: Englisch
9-10 June 2016 | Brussels
 
State Aid Requirements for SGEI
official language: English
20-21 June 2016, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
 
Improving Verifications of ESI Funds 2014-2020
Interactive Workshop
official language: English
23-24 June 2016, Leiden (near Amsterdam), The Netherlands
 
Systemic Result Based Management Concepts for Public Administration and ESI Funds 2014-2020
Intensive Workshop
official language: English
27-28 June 2016 | Leiden (near Amsterdam), The Netherlands
 
Intensive Summer Course on Financial Instruments (FIs)
official language: English
27-29 June 2016, Zandvoort, Netherlands
 

JULY

Master Class - "State Aid Uncovered"
with Prof. Dr. Phedon Nicolaides

Advanced Training
official language: English
4-5 July 2016 | Berlin
 
Combating Fraud and Corruption in and by the Public Sector
Summer Course
official language: English
5-8 July 2016 | Lake Starnberg (near Munich)
 

SEPTEMBER

State Aid from A to Z
Intensive Four-day Summer Course
official language: English
5-8 September 2016 | Oleggio Castello, Lago Maggiore (near Milan), Italy
 
Internal and External Audit of ESI Funds
Intensive Workshop
official language: English
29-30 September 2016 | Brussels
 
Seminar zur Genehmigung von Tierhaltungsanlagen 2016
official language: German
30 September 2016 | Hannover
 
State aid Control: Where Law and Economics Meet
official language: English
30 September 2016 | Brussels
 

OCTOBER

Länder-Immissionsschutztage 2016
official language: German
6-7 October 2016 | Berlin
 
European Conference: State Aid Control & ESI Funds
official language: English
October 2016 | Warsaw, Poland
 

NOVEMBER

Seminar: Biozidrecht 2016
official language: German
3 November 2016
 
Berliner Abfallrechtstage 2016
official language: German
24 / 25 November | Harnack-Haus
 

DECEMBER

Autumn Conference on European State Aid Law 2016
official language: English
December 2016
 

EVENTS 2017

JANUARY

Chemierechtstag 2017
official language: German
25 Januar 2017 | Grand Hotel Hessischer Hof | Frankfurt/Main
 
 

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Publication frequency: quarterly
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