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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 nearly all are now agreed and are being implemented. 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?

About this course

Do you know all you need to know about the new Structural Funds Regulations and what the final changes are, compared to the 2014-2020 period? Do you know what new Programmes look like? How have they selected priorities and planned finances? What flexibilities and simplifications do they have? And how will they measure performance and impact?

This online seminar will address these questions and examine the new 2021-2027 regulations in detail. We will refer to the new Programme, Reporting and other templates. We will also see how Cohesion Policy Programmes will be coordinated with the RRF and other EU instruments.

In addition, we will discuss what are the latest EC emergency proposals for EU Cohesion funding adjustments, through CRII and REACT-EU, in response to the Ukrainian crisis.

We will help you address the following questions:

  • How far do new programmes contribute to Member State National Reform Programmes and reflect Country-specific recommendations and Country Reports?
  • 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 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 meet online 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.

Online Course
For this online course we make use of Zoom

Remote simultaneous interpretation
Remote simultaneous interpretation can be offered in Spanish, French and Italian on request. Contact the Programme Organiser for more information and conditions

Programme Organiser
Ms Nancy Vermeulen
Tel: +31 43 32 96 212
n.vermeulen@eipa.eu

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, 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.

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.

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 € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.

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Programme

DAY 1
12.55Opening of ZOOM platform, Welcome of participants
13.15Opening of the conference, learning objectives and agenda; Tour de Table
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA Maastricht
13.30The new Cohesion Policy 2021-2027: policy context and highlights

  • The new legal framework of CPR
  • Link to the European Semester, National Reform Programmes and economic governance
  • Country-specific Recommendations and Country Reports 2019 and 2020 (Annex D)
  • New emergency Amending Regulations, Just Transition Fund Regulation

Marco Lopriore

14.15Short break
14.25Workshop and discussion. Determining Financial Allocations
14.40The New Regulations: programming, programme structure, programme management

  • Partnership Agreement, strategies and priorities for programmes
  • programme structure, Specific Objectives
  • Enabling conditions, concentration, programme instruments

Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, UK/IE (and former Detached National Expert, EC)

15.20Coffee break
15.40The New Regulations: programming, programme structure, programme management (contd.)

  • from Programme template to new Programmes
  • climate targets
  • programme performance, project selection

Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, UK/IE (and former Detached National Expert, EC)

16.05Workshop and discussion: Lessons from previous Programmes and challenges for new Programmes

Robin Smail

16.45The RRF, REACT EU, synergies with other EU funds and good practice cases

  • Synergies and complementarities between EU funds and programmes: Cohesion Policy and the Recovery and Resilience Facility
  • REACT-EU Regulation and case studies of MS; response to the Ukrainian crisis

Marco Lopriore

17.20Q&A
17.30End of first day
DAY 2
08.45Opening of ZOOM platform
09.00Review of Day 1
09.05The New Regulations: programme finance & financial management

  • Programme Finance, financial planning, mid-term review
  • automatic decommitment, co-finance rates, payment applications
  • the accounting year, calculation of the annual balance
  • Transmission of financial information
  • Financial Control; Management Verifications; Audit changes
  • Programme closure

Robin Smail

10.05Short Break
10.15Using Simplified Cost Options

  • New legal provisions 2021-2027
  • guidance to choose between simplified costs options
  • key issues in using SCO and improving the result-orientation of programmes
  • Review of the SCO and the template of Annex V

Marco Lopriore

10.50Break-out rooms: SCO exercises

  • Your projects using flat rates
  • Your projects using standard scales of unit cost and the 1720 rule

Marco Lopriore

11.10Coffee Break
11.30Break-out rooms: SCO exercises – feedback

  • Your projects using flat rates
  • Your projects using standard scales of unit cost and the 1720 rule

Marco Lopriore

11.50The New Regulations: EC Perspective of Changes made in Negotiations and Biggest Challenges

  • Results of negotiations
  • Simplification versus financial control
  • EC priorities, coordination with RRF

Kadri Uustal, Head of Unit, Coordination of Programmes, DG REGIO, European Commission, Brussels

12.45Q&A
13.15Close of Day 2
DAY 3
08.45Opening of ZOOM platform
09.00The new Monitoring and Reporting Framework, 2021-2027

  • Monitoring – real time reporting – financial progress & indicators
  • The New Performance Framework, the new reporting template
  • The Mid-term review

Robin Smail

09.45Break-out rooms: common and programme-specific indicators
10.10Short Break
10.20Eligibility of Expenditure

  • CRII/CRII+ and REACT EU expenditure
  • Key changes in 2021-2027 CPR, ESF+, ERDF and CF
  • Highlight on direct staff costs, VAT, durability and relocation, location, and visibility
  • New flat-rates for technical assistance

Marco Lopriore

11.05Coffee Break
11.30Break-out rooms: evaluation questions
11.50The new Evaluation Framework, 2021-2027

  • the new evaluation requirements in the context of the Evaluation Cycle
  • The Evaluation Plan
  • evaluation questions, evaluation criteria, measuring impact

Robin Smail

12.25Issues of common interest to all CPR funds

  • Horizontal principles
  • Partnership and key changes to ESF+
  • Capacity building options
  • Demarcation with Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF)

Marco Lopriore

12.50Closing Workshop: comparing 2021-2027 to 2014-2020
13.15Seminar evaluation feedback
13.20Close of Seminar

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New Cohesion Policy Regulations 2021-2027 and Implementing New Structural Funds Programmes

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16 May 2022 - 18 May 2022
Online
English
Simultaneous interpretation possible

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

SKU: 2230205
Register before: 14 May 2022
 700 per attendee
 630 for EIPA members
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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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SKU: 2230205
Register before: 14 May 2022

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