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This highly practical three-day course will give you a complete overview and detailed understanding of all practical aspects of control (external and internal) and audit of EU Funds in the programming period 2014-2020 and the closure of the period 2007-2013. It covers:
- Relevant legislation
- Methods of increasing efficiency of control and audits
- Combating fraud and preventing irregularities
- Practical knowhow through workshops on audit of public procurement, audit of State Aid, and Performance audit
The unique feature of this course is that it covers the experience of internal and external audit experts from the public sector, the EU Commission, as well as the European Court of Auditors (ECA) and OLAF.
The course is organised in the premises of European Court of Auditors in Luxembourg (with active participation of ECA’s auditors) and includes guided visit of the ECA’s premises.
How will it help you?
We have made this course very practical and interactive. All presentations conducted by audit experts include concrete examples and real case studies. Each of them is followed by a practical workshop in small working groups with direct involvement of ECA’s experts, where you will learn about errors and irregularities and about how audits are performed.
Who will benefit most?
- Beneficiaries eligible under Structural Funds, Cohesion Fund and IPA II Managing Authorities, Certifying Authorities Audit Authorities, Intermediate Bodies
- Independent auditors and junior auditors dealing with or interested in EU-funded projects and programmes
- Consulting companies specialised in the auditing of EU Funds or programmes and projects
What will you be able to do with what you learn?
You will improve your knowledge about errors, irregularities, and fraud in ESIF co-financed projects with special focus on Public Procurement and State Aid. You will also learn how financial, compliance, and performance audits should be performed.
European Court of Auditors
12, rue Alcide de Gasperi
Ms Miriam Escola
Tel: +34 93 245 12 06
The fee includes documentation, three lunches, one dinner, refreshments and a walking sightseeing tour. During the seminar participants will receive the digital version of the presentations. After the event, a certificate of participation will be handed out to participants. 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.
Lunch(es) will be served at the ECA’s 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.
EIPA Barcelona suggests you to stay at the Hotel Novotel Kirchberg, which is the closest hotel to the venue.
Hotel Novotel Kirchberg
6, rue du Fort Niedergruenewald
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.).