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Management, Implementation and Audit of the New 2023-2027 Common Agricultural Policy – Arachne

This highly practical course will provide you with a comprehensive overview and detailed understanding of all the practical aspects of management, implementation, control, audit and fraud prevention in the new 2023-2027 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its funds.

About this course

This highly practical 2,5 days course will provide a complete overview and detailed understanding of all practical aspects of management, implementation, control, audit and fraud prevention in the new 2023-2027 Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) and its funds. In particular, it will cover:

  • The legal framework of the transitional period 2021 – 2022 and of the new 2023-2027 CAP, greener and more performance based policy
  • Funding of the 2023-2027 CAP
  • CAP contribution to the EU Green Deal – main tool to reach its Farm to Fork and biodiversity strategies objectives.
  • Control and audits of the CAP spending from the European Court of Auditors, EU Commission and Member States perspective
  • Fraud prevention and detection in the CAP
  • ARACHNE: practical tool to detect and prevent fraud in the CAP

The unique feature of this course is that it covers the experience of experts from the EU Commission, OLAF, the European Court of Auditors (ECA) and Member States.

Course methodology/highlights:

We have made this course very practical and interactive. All presentations conducted by experts include concrete examples and real-life case studies. Most of them are followed by practical workshops in small working groups with direct involvement from the ECA, the European Commission, OLAF, and experts from member states. During the workshops you will gain first-hand knowledge of how auditing of CAP funding is carried out by the relevant authorities. You will learn about the best practices for the implementation of the agricultural budget and how to prevent fraud.

The course will enhance your knowledge and understanding of how implementation by Member States of the CAP and the expenditure of its funds are controlled and audited by the relevant authorities, thanks to practical examples and best practices. You will be trained on how to detect and prevent fraud, and how to build an effective and efficient control and anti-fraud measures system. You will also learn how financial, compliance and performance audits are conducted in relation to the 2023-2027 CAP.

Managing Authorities, Audit Authorities, beneficiaries of CAP funds and independent auditors dealing with, or interested in projects and programmes financed under the CAP.

Project number: 2420605

Course venue – to be confirmed
INAP
C. de Atocha, 106 Centro
28012 Madrid (ES)

Senior Project Officer
Ms Rafaella Giussani
Tel: +31 43 32 96 372
r.giussani@eipa.eu

Fee
The fee includes documentation, refreshments, lunches, a walking tour of Madrid and a dinner. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Loyalty coupon
As a token of appreciation we offer all our participants a loyalty coupon for one of our future courses. The offer can be shared with colleagues and relevant networks. The coupon will expire one year after its release. This discount is not cumulative with other discounts, except for the EIPA member fee.

Meals
Dietary preferences can be indicated on the registration form.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).

A few days before the start of the course you will receive the log-in details for accessing the course materials. You can log in here.

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Our experts

Portrait photo Iwona
Project leader

Iwona Karwot

EU Structural and Cohesion Funds

Meike Wolf

European Commission, DG Agriculture and Rural Development, Unit I1. Agricultural Law and enforcement
Wim Smets - EIPA External expert

Wim Smets

European Commission – DG EMPL A4

Programme

DAY 1
08.30Registration and distribution of course materials
09.00Opening of the course: Introduction to the programme, objectives and methodology
Iwona Karwot, Senior Lecturer and Project Leader, EIPA
09.15Tour de table: Presentation of participants to encourage networking
 Part I. State of play of the CAP: transition and new goals
09.45The new Common Agricultural Policy in the 2023-2027 programming period – legal framework and objectives

  • The transition from the 2014-2020 CAP to the current period (Regulation 2020/2220)
  • The ten policy objectives of the new CAP (Regulation 2021/2115)
  • The funding sources of CAP: the European Agricultural Guarantee Fund (EAGF) and the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EARDF)
  • The national strategic plans (Regulation 2021/2115)

Meike Wolf, Deputy Head of Unit, Unit I.1: Agricultural Law and enforcement, Directorate-General for Agriculture and Rural Development, EC (TBC)

11.15Questions and answers
11.30Coffee break
12.00How the new CAP contributes to the EU Green Deal
Detailed overview of the actions towards environmental and climate sustainability that are part of the new CAP.
Iwona Karwot
13.00Questions and answers
13.15Lunch
 Part II. The European Court of Auditors: how does the ECA conduct its audit of CAP?
14.45Financial, compliance and performance audits of the CAP by the ECA
This session will present how the ECA carries out the audit of the Commission’s accounts according to the principles of reliability, legality and regularity and issues its Statement of Assurance. This session will also provide an overview of the main elements of performance auditing in the domain of agriculture, assessing the economy, effectiveness, efficiency of EU spending
Jindrich Dolezal and Daniela Jinaru, Auditors, European Court of Auditors
16.15Questions and answers
16.30Practical workshop on the financial, compliance and performance audit of CAP funds. Part I
Jindrich Dolezal and Daniela Jinaru
17.15End of Day 1
17.30Walking Tour of Madrid
20.00Official dinner
DAY 2
09.00Practical workshop on the financial, compliance and performance audit of CAP funds. Part II
Jindrich Dolezal and Daniela Jinaru
09.45Group presentations – evaluation of workshop results, including debates on problems faced by the participants during the exercises and possible solutions
10.30Coffee break
11.00Real-life examples of the financial, compliance and performance audit of CAP funds
Jindrich Dolezal and Daniela Jinaru
12.30Questions and answers
13.00Lunch
 Part III. OLAF: detecting and preventing fraud in CAP funded projects
14.30Fraud in CAP spending
This session will cover:

  • Defining fraud in the CAP context
  • The role of OLAF, the Commission and Member States to combat fraud
  • What could be improved/ which further measures are needed
  • Real-life examples of fraud in CAP spending

Piotr Baczmanski, Policy Analyst at Unit C.1 Anti-Corruption, Anti-Fraud Strategy and Analysis (OLAF) – European Anti-Fraud Office, European Commission (TBC)

16.00Questions and answers
16.15Fraud in the CAP spending – practical workshop
17.00Group presentations – evaluation of workshop results, including debates on problems faced by the participants during the exercises and possible solutions
17.30End of Day 2
DAY 3
 Part IV. ARACHNE: How to use Arachne to prevent and detect fraud in the CAP? What are the new features in the tool?
09.00Arachne as a practical tool for fraud prevention and detection in the CAP co-financed programmes and projects. How to use Arachne to detect and prevent fraud and irregularities in the CAP spending: real-life case studies.
Wim Smets, Arachne Business Analyst, DG Employment, Social Affairs and inclusion, Unit F5 – Information Technologies, European Commission
10.30Questions and answers
10.45Coffee break
11.15Practical workshop: Preventing fraud in the CAP with the use of ARACHNE
Wim Smets
12.00Group presentations – evaluation of workshop results, including debates on problems faced by the participants during the exercises and possible solutions
 Part V. Member states: Best practices and knowledge exchange
12.30Anti-Fraud Plan and Risk Analysis of the Management and Control Systems for CAP Funds in the region of the Canary Islands
This session will provide an overview of how to develop an Anti-Fraud Plan for CAP funds measures with the objective of promoting knowledge sharing between Member States.
Carla M. Álvarez de Vera, Head of European Policy, GMR Canarias – Technical Assistance to the Managing Authority of CAP funds in the Canary Islands
13.45Questions and answers
14.00Closure of the course and issue of EIPA’s Attendance Certificates for participants

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Management, Implementation and Audit of the New 2023-2027 Common Agricultural Policy – Arachne

20 Nov 2024 - 22 Nov 2024
Madrid (ES)
Register before: 5 Nov 2024

Simultaneous interpretation can be offered. Contact the programme organizer for more information and conditions.

 1.365 per attendee
 1.160 for EIPA members
Early bird ends 25 Sep 2024

Discount policy

EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount

For a limited number of training courses, EIPA offers an early bird discount.

For more information please contact us.

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