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Energy market players are currently facing the complex and ever-evolving regulation of state support for environmental and energy projects. The new Environmental and Energy Aid Guidelines (EEAG 2014-2020) have further complicated regulatory compliance and, a year later, remain out of line with the EU energy policy and a significant challenge for energy practitioners.

The FSR Energy Law Training on EU State Aid and the EEAG – One Year On is a one-day intensive course, tailor-made to the needs of energy lawyers, regulators and industry professionals to stay abreast of the recent regulatory changes, and to develop expertise to comply with the new state aid regime.

The Florence School of Regulation (FSR) is at the forefront in providing state-of-the-art training on EU regulatory topics. It brings together high-level experts from all spheres of network industries. Leading academics address the theoretical issues at stake, while national and European regulatory and industry representatives translate this into practice. This creates a unique opportunity for an in-depth understanding of complex regulatory issues and their impact on the market.

Course focus and methodology

The course will begin with a comprehensive overview of the current state aid control system in the energy sector, followed by a detailed analysis of selected issues of topical and urgent importance. This will take place over the course of four sessions conducted by renowned experts from academia and EU institutions, as well as leading law firms and consultancies. During the programme, course attendees will critically assess the new EEAG as applied in practice, and learn how to design state aid-compatible support measures. They will also be guided on state aid rules regarding reductions in energy taxation and electricity charges, as well as compensation for public service obligations.

The course is designed to encourage the active involvement of all participants in the training. Each session will combine presentations with case studies, problem-solving exercises and discussions on the practical issues and challenges faced by participants in their daily work. The limited number of places ensures personal tuition and encourages networking opportunities. The course is supported by an online platform providing the background material and relevant documents on all topics, drawing on advanced research carried out at the Florence School of Regulation. Course attendants will be invited to send their questions in advance to ensure that they are addressed during the training.

Eligibility FSR donors \ regulatory authorities \ other organisations \ academics \ PhD students
Preference will be given to participants from FSR donors.

FSR donors, regulatory authorities – 700 EUR \
other organisations – 1000 EUR


For practical questions and logistics, please contact FSR Conferences.
For content-related queries, please contact the course coordinator directly.

To safeguard the interactive nature of the course, including group discussions and case studies, a maximum of 20 participants will be accepted. Early registration is therefore recommended. 

Register here by 20 July 


Course director: Prof Leigh Hancher

Course coordinator: Dr Malgorzata Sadowska




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