The goal of this highly-practical course/workshop extending over two full days is to present:
- The most important changes regarding the audit of the ESF introduced in the 2014–2020 programming period compared to the previous perspective;
- The main differences between audits of the ESF and the ERDF;
- Simplified costs in ESF projects and its audit;
- The main elements of the ESF audit and how to plan an efficient one;
- The main errors and irregularities in projects co-funded by the ESF;
- ESF audit findings in different Member States, including real case studies;
- Fraud in ESF co-financed projects, with real examples presented by an OLAF expert
After the presentations, you will work in small groups with experts on practical case studies.
The unique feature of the course is the combination of the experience of audit experts from Member States, the European Commission and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF).
How will it help you?
The course is very practical and interactive. All presentations given by audit experts from the public sector, the European Commission and the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) include concrete examples and real case studies.
Each presentation will be followed by a workshop in small working groups, during which, with the direct involvement of the EU experts, you will learn about the main errors and irregularities in ESF-financed projects, and the way ESF audits should be performed.
Who will benefit most?
- Beneficiaries of ESF and IPA II
- Managing authorities, certifying authorities, audit authorities and intermediate bodies
- Independent auditors dealing with or interested in ESF-funded projects and programmes.
What will you be able to do with what you learn?
You will learn in practical ways about the main errors, irregularities and fraud in ESF co-financed projects and about the way ESF audits should be performed.
Hotel Grupotel Gran Via 678
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 678
ES – 08010 Barcelona
Tel. +34 93 1924560
Ms Marta Gracia
Tel: +34 93 245 13 13
The fee includes documentation, two lunches, one dinner, refreshments and a walking sightseeing tour. After the event, a certificate of participation will be handed out and participants will be given access to the digital version of the event documents. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.
EIPA offers a 10% 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, United Kingdom.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
EIPA is pleased to make reservations for you at the same hotel where the seminar will take place, and where special rates apply for EIPA participants. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please contact the organiser of this seminar firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. Please note that if you register after the deadline, hotel reservations cannot be guaranteed.
EIPA Barcelona has made a block booking at the Hotel Grupotel Gran Via 678 www.grupotel.com at the special rates of:
– Single room: 110€
– Double room for single use: 132€
– Double room: 154€
The prices mentioned include breakfast buffet and 10% VAT and exclude tourist tax of 1.21€ per person per night.
Lunch(es) will be served at the hotel restaurant and dinner will be held at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.
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.).