This highly practical course presents all aspects of each stage of the performance audit process. It provides an insight into how the European Court of Auditors plan, prepare and implement their audit assignments, covering real-life audit case studies and experiences of the Court’s teams.
How have Programme Finance, Financial Management and Audit rules changed for the new 2021-2027 period? What are the key live issues for finance, control and audit at present and how are these likely to evolve in the future? What do new Programmes look like and have they taken advantage of the new, extraordinary financial flexibilities?
New EU Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes for the period 2021-2027 have been prepared and are being agreed and implemented. Member States are setting up monitoring systems and writing Evaluation Plans for the new period. Are Member State authorities and stakeholders clear about what the New Regulations say about the new monitoring and evaluation requirements?
This 5-day course has 2 stages: basic and advanced. The course will focus on the new Project Appraisal requirements for EU co-financed investment projects and the new Economic Appraisal Vademecum of DG REGIO. It will clarify the link with the Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) Guide and the CBA requirements of the Connecting Europe Facility
In Stage 2 (advanced), experts from the European Commission, , the European Investment Bank, CINEA – The European Climate, Infrastructure and Environment Executive Agency (formerly INEA – the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency), and the academic world will discuss:
best practice in using CBA for project appraisal
best practice from Major Projects
the new DG REGIO requirements ...
In this course we will see how the new Regulations have changed programmes, how programmes address the twin Green and Digital Agendas, and support an urgent and sustainable economic recovery. The Recovery and Resilience Plans cover many of the same objectives as Cohesion Policy. We will examine how Member States are coordinating and demarcating the interventions and generating synergies between the policies and Funds. We will also assess the link with the new REPowerEU initiative.