From 19 till 20 January 2012 Leiden University will host an international legal expert meeting on the allocation of limited authorisations and grants in the European member states. The expert meeting is being organised by the Institute for Public Law of Leiden University and the VU University Amsterdam Centre for Law and Governance. The aim of this event is to compare national experiences with allocation systems and transparency issues, aspects of competition law (e.g. State aid), and legal protection with regard to the allocation of limited authorisations and grants. Also the influence of EU law in national practices will be discussed. Particular attention will be paid to gambling licenses, CO2 emission permits, and radio frequencies. Sir Konrad Schiemann, judge at the Court of Justice of the EU, will be among the speakers.