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 foreseen changes in the 2021-2027 perspective. It covers:
- Relevant legislation;
- Methods of increasing the efficiency of control and audits;
- Combating fraud and preventing irregularities;
- Practical know-how gained 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 European Commission, the European Court of Auditors (ECA), the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and Member States.
How will it help you?
We have made this course very practical and interactive. All presentations are given by audit experts and include concrete examples and real-life case studies. The majority of them are followed by practical workshops in small working groups with the direct involvement of ECA’s experts. You will learn about errors and irregularities, and what lessons can be learnt from these.
Who will benefit most?
- Beneficiaries eligible under the Structural Funds, Cohesion Fund and IPA II Managing Authorities, Certifying Authorities, Audit Authorities and 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 a special focus on public procurement and State aid. You will also learn how financial, compliance and performance audits should be carried out and how these audits will function in the programming period 2021-2027.
The detailed programme of this course will be available soon.
European Court of Auditors (ECA)
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.
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.).