State aid in the management of the ESIF

Thematic seminars - State Aid in Research, Development and Innovation (RDI)

Date: 26 November 2018, 09:00-16:30

Venue: Hotel Crowne Plaza Brussels, Rue Gineste 3, 1210 Brussels (metro Rogier)

Research, Development and Innovation (RDI) is a key element for the economic success of the European Union. The European Structural Investment Funds support investments into RDI, with a special focus on SME innovation and smart specialisation.

All Member States use financing from the European Structural Investment Funds for RDI projects. Such public support has to comply with State aid rules. The European Commission offers a targeted seminar on how to deal with State aid in RDI projects co-financed from the European Structural and Investment Funds.

The seminar is organised in cooperation by the Directorate General Regional and Urban Policy and the Directorate General Regional Competition.

The seminar is dedicated to practitioners involved in the management of the European Structural Investment Funds. Participants are expected to have knowledge of State aid in RDI projects.

Registration

 

Draft Agenda

08h30-09h00

Registration and Welcome coffee

09h00-09h15

Introduction (15')
A-K. Myleus (DG REGIO)

09h15-09h45

State aid rules for Research, Development and Innovation (30')
D. Spatharis (DG COMP) pdf

09h45-10h15

Current challenges in the application of State aid rules in the field of RDI (30')
P. Nicolaides (Expert) pdf

10h15-10h45

Questions and answers (30´)

10h45-11h15

Coffee-break

11h15-11h45

Key issues identified by practitioners (45´)
K. Reppel, V. Avgoustidou (DG REGIO) pdf

11h45-12h00

Questions and answers (15´)

12h00-12h15

JASPERS advisory and capacity building support on State Aid issues (20')
M. Schaller, M. Stasiak (JASPERS) pdf

12h15-13h15

Lunch

13h15-15h30

Workshops

 

Workshop I: Assessment of RDI projects under the RDI Framework (60’)
Y. Karaivanova (DG COMP) pdf

14h15-14h30

Break (move to other workshop)

 

Workshop II: Innovation/SMEs (60’)
K. Piechucka-Thom (DG COMP) pdf

15h30-16h00

Coffee-break

16h00-16h20

Reporting from the workshops (30´)
V. Avgoustidou, K. Nagy (DG REGIO)

16h20-16h30

Conclusion and closure (10')
A-K. Myleus (DG REGIO)

 

Practical information

For more information write to Regio-E1-administrative-capacity@ec.europa.eu or call Mr Karoly Nagy (+32 2 29 80.334).