LEGSA provides various forms of training in the field of State aid. Classes are taught by experienced teachers who have relevant knowledge of legal practice as deputy judges, lawyers or advisers.
In collaboration with Leids Juridisch PAO
(Leiden Post Academic Legal Education), Leiden University offers two courses anually: the Base course on subsidies, public procurement and State aid; and the Advanced course on State aid (in Dutch).
For current information on the availability of these courses, please visit the website of the Legal PAO. You may also send an email to email@example.com in order to be timely informed about upcoming courses.
LEGSA also offers customised trainings. The possibilities, location and kind of training can be decided upon in consultation: for instance, information transfers in plenary session or case assignments in small groups.
If you are interested, please contact Dr. P.C. Adriaanse, coordinator of LEGSA.
As part of the European programme Training of National judges in EU competition law and judicial cooperation between national judges, LEGSA will carry out the project Application of State aid law in national courts, which is partly subsidised by the European Commission.
In cooperation with the University of Salzburg and Riga Graduate School of Law, LEGSA will give courses on the application of State aid to judges from the Netherlands, Austria and Latvia.
These courses will deal with the specific role of national judges in effectuating European State aid law and the legal difficulties that judges may encounter when applying the State aid rules within their national legal orders. Best practices will be shared and solutions for State aid problems in national procedures be discussed.
The project will be concluded with an international conference on the application of State aid law in national courts, to be held at Leiden University in 2013. At the conference, judges will be invited to share their experiences on this topic with representatives of the European Commission and other participants.
The results of this project will eventually be disseminated throughout Europe in a book on the application of State aid law in national courts.