DG REGIO -  Training on EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020

Multiple Framework Service Contract (Lot 3) with DG REGIO

During 2015, EIPA continued to fulfil its obligations towards the European Commission, DG REGIO, within the context of the Lot 3 contract by delivering several training programmes in Brussels on the topic ‘Ensuring Result Orientation in Operational Programmes 2014-2020: Programme Management, Project Selection, Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation’.
Each training programme took the form of a two-day seminar with the objective of contributing to the increased understanding of relevant authorities in the interested Member States with regard to the result-based management concept in the process of the management of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI funds). The overall purpose of the training provided was to ensure the sound management and control of the Operational Programme 2014-2020. To this end, the training programmes aimed to help representatives of managing authorities, intermediate bodies and audit authorities to embrace the concept of result-orientation throughout the programming cycle (from programming, through implementation, to monitoring and evaluation), as well as to provide specific guidance to the Member States on how to generate and select projects with a view to improving the result-orientation of programmes.
The two training programmes which took place in 2015 were attended by 54 participants in total. Two more training programmes are being scheduled for January and February 2016. In light of the successful completion of the first two training programmes, as well as the great interest expressed by Member States’ participants, DG REGIO has requested a fifth session on the same topic for April 2016.