The European Commission has adopted two guidance papers setting out criteria for the in-depth assessment of large amounts of training aid and of aid to disadvantaged and disabled workers. The guidance outlines the kind of information required by the Commission for its assessment and its assessment methodology which is based on the balancing of the positive and negative effects of the aid. The criteria are based on the principles set out in the State Aid Action Plan, which is a comprehensive programme of reform of State aid policy and has, amongst other things, the aim of clarifying and simplifying State aid procedures.  

The Commission Communication provides guidance on the methodology for the detailed compatibility assessment of individually notifiable training aid measures. It is intended to explain the reasoning that underlies Commission decisions on the compatibility of training aid measures and thereby increase transparency.  

The Communication is available by clicking here.