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New Structural Funds Programmes and the New Regulations 2021-2027
New programmes for the 2021-2027 period have been delayed, but around 400 programmes are now agreed and are being implemented. Do you know what the new programmes look like? Do you know all you need to know about the new Structural Funds Regulations, and how they compare to the last period? How have new programmes selected priorities, activities and planned finances? What flexibilities and simplifications do they have? And how will they report progress and measure performance and impact?
This course will address these questions and examine the 2021-2027 regulations in detail. We will refer to a selection of new Programmes as well as reporting and other templates. We will also see how Cohesion Policy programmes will be coordinated with the RRF and other EU instruments.
We will help you address the following questions:
- What are the key choices made by Member States for the new programmes? What does financial planning and management look like for 2021-2027?
- Where have programmes been simplified most? And how are simplified cost options being developed and used?
- How will the new Performance framework work and how do we measure progress and success?
- How will real-time reporting work?
- How are programmes improving the selection of operations? How you can “ensure that selected operations present the best relationship between the amount of support, the activities undertaken and the achievement of objectives”? (Article 73, CPR)
You will be guided by Marco Lopriore and Robin Smail, experienced Structural Funds experts who have worked in Brussels and across the EU, gathering numerous case studies and examples of good practice. You will also hear from a senior official from the European Commission DG REGIO and have the opportunity to exchange experience and put new ideas into practice.
The course includes workshops and exercises and provides ample time for Question and Answer sessions and discussions.
Who will benefit most?
This course is aimed principally at:
- practitioners from Member State national, regional and local authorities working with Structural / ESI Funds
- the full range of economic and social partners working with the Funds – including universities, NGOs, employers’ associations, consultants.
This course will take place as a hybrid event, which gives participants the possibility to participate either face-to-face or online via a live stream. In the registration form section Additional information | Order notes please add whether you will participate in-person or online.
Face to Face venue
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
Ms Rafaella Giussani
Tel: +31 43 32 96 372
The fee includes documentation, refreshments, lunches and a reception. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
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, 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
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.
Dietary preferences can be indicated on the registration form.
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. The hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out.
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
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.).
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|09.00||Opening of the conference, learning objectives and agenda; Tour de Table
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA Maastricht
|09.15||The new Cohesion Policy 2021-2027: policy context and highlights
|10.00||Workshop and discussion: How were Financial Allocations determined?|
|11.00||New Programmes and the New Regulations: programme structure and programme management
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, UK/IE (and former Detached National Expert, EC)
|12.00||Discussion: Lessons from previous Programmes and challenges for new Programmes
|12.25||The RRF and Cohesion programmes
|13.15||Lunch at Derlon hotel|
|14.30||New Programmes and the New Regulations: programme finance & financial management
|15.30||Workshop: Project selection criteria
|16.30||Using Simplified Cost Options
|17.05||Workshop: SCO exercises
|17.35||Workshop: SCO exercises – feedback
|18.10||Close of Day 1|
|19.00||Reception at Derlon Hotel|
|09.00||The new Monitoring and Reporting Framework, 2021-2027
|09.45||Workshop: common and programme-specific indicators|
|11.00||The New Regulations: EC Perspective of Changes made in Negotiations and Biggest Challenges
Monika Tchavdarova, Coordination of Programmes Unit, DG REGIO, European Commission, Brussels, tbc
|12.00||Eligibility of Expenditure
|12.35||Exercise: eligibility of expenditure|
|13.00||Lunch at Derlon hotel|
|14.15||Workshop and discussion: evaluation questions|
|14.45||The new Evaluation Framework, 2021-2027
|15.15||Issues of common interest to all CPR funds
|16.00||Closing Workshop: comparing 2021-2027 to 2014-2020|
|16.20||Course evaluation feedback|
|16.30||Close of the course|
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Legal Adviser - Commission For Citizenship and Gender Equality
The experts express complex concepts clearly and simply as far as possible, they are very helpful and they maintain interest by always trying to interact with the trainees, with some exercises too. I appreciated the opportunity to interact with colleagues from the rest of Europe. I hope to attend other equally interesting seminars, with these lecturers. Thank you.
A very good online course ... informative, practical and active engaging during the course.
Many thanks to Marco and Robin! That was great!
The course is very complete, it gives a clear overview of the funds for the new period and a comparison with the previous period.
The course runs on a tight time schedule and thus is dense. Maybe it can a bit more longer and encompass discussion groups and subjects. Thank you very much, I enjoyed my time a lot.
I thought the course was really good – though a lot to take in! I definitely felt it was time well spent and it went very smoothly on Zoom.
Excellent on participants’ engagement and contact with participants, sincere care given to knowledge transfer, some points very challenging, but that depends on the participants’ experience; in any case very useful and well thought, thank you!
A very good organisation of the seminar
Overall it was a very good seminar. Thank you! Congrats to all EIPA team and speakers!!