Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of EU-Financed Projects: Advanced Course

25/10/2018 - 26/10/2018
Location: Barcelona (ES)
Project number: 1861201

Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of EU-Financed Projects: Advanced Course

From:  900,00

Registration for this course is closed. Kindly take a look at the latest course: Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of EU-Financed Projects 2019.

This course is a follow-up to the ‘CBA Why and How’ course and it explains in a very detailed and practical way how to successfully perform each element of a CBA, including the financial, economic, sensitivity and risk analysis of projects eligible under EU Funds in different sectors. It lays special emphasis on typical benefits and the techniques used most frequently to evaluate them in the programming period of 2014-2020.

During the course you will take part in workshops that will allow you to practice how to review the quality of CBAs, how to report their results, how to adjust the project to improve the quality of the CBA and make it desirable for the EU co-financing.

How will it help you?
You will improve your practical knowledge on how to perform financial, economic, sensitivity and risk analysis of projects. You will also learn how to efficiently review the quality of CBAs in different sectors and how to report their results. To exercise the knowledge you gain, you will work in a small workgroup on a case study of your interest, with direct involvement of CBA experts from EU Commission and JASPERS.

Who will benefit most?

  • Participants of previous CBA courses wishing to broaden and improve their practical knowledge on CBA
  • Practitioners responsible for the preparation of the CBA or review of its quality and reporting its result
  • Auditors

What will you be able to do with what you learn?
You will improve your knowledge about how to review the quality of CBAs, how to report their results and how to adjust the project to improve the quality of the CBA and make it desirable for EU co-financing.




Registration and handing out of seminar material




Opening of the seminar: introduction to the programme, objectives and methodology   
Iwona Karwot, Senior Lecturer and Project Leader, EIPA Barcelona




Tour de table: presentation of participants to endorse networking



Part I – Financial, economic, sensitivity and risk analysis of EU co-financed projects




Specific issues related to preparation and use of CBA in 2014 – 2020 and possible changes in post 2020 period and its consequences: modelling of demand, interaction with state aid rules, implications for programme closure and other issues raised by participants
Krzysztof Kasprzyk, CBA Expert tbc




Coffee break




Specific issues related to preparation and use of CBA in 2014 – 2020 and possible changes in post 2020 period and its consequences – continuation
Krzysztof Kasprzyk




Q&A session




How to prepare an effective financial analysis for EU co-financed projects?
Detailed description of preparation process for financial analysis, project identification, choice of the counterfactual scenario, technical feasibility and option analysis, total investment cost, time horizon and residual value, operating costs and revenues, treatment of inflation, financial sustainability and performance indicators.
Michele Alessandrini,Expert at t33




Q&A session




Joint lunch in the restaurant




Economic,sensitivity and risk analysis of EU co-financed projects
From market to shadow prices, non-market effects, economic rate of return, tables for the economic analysis, fiscal effects, social discount rate, shadow wage, monetisation of environmental externalities. Forecasting uncertainties of the project, sensitivity test, scenario analysis and risk probability analysis.
Davide Sartori,CBA specialist, European Investment Bank, JASPERS – Networking and Competence Centre. Lead Author of the 2014 European Commission Guide to Cost Benefit Analysis of Investment Projects




Q&A session




Division of participants into small parallel working groups and distribution of case studies from different sectors: railway, motorway, solid waste, waste water, urban regeneration and productive investment.




End of the first day




Official dinner







Introduction to the second day of the seminar and to the workshops
Iwona Karwot



Part II – Practical workshop: review of the quality of the CBAs and reporting of its results.




Practical workshop 
Each working group will review a different case study/ project from different sectors in order to find key features of the project, deficiencies and pitfalls, solutions for how to adjust the project to improve the quality of the CBA and make it desirable for the EU co-financing.
Davide Sartori and Krzysztof Kasprzyk tbc




Coffee break




Practical workshop – continuation




Joint lunch in the restaurant




Presentation of workshop results by each group, followed by discussion with experts and questions from other groups




Final panel of experts: evaluation of workshop results, including debates on problems faced by the participants during the exercises and possible solutions
Iwona Karwot, Davide Sartori, Krzysztof Kasprzyk tbc




Closure of seminar and issuing of EIPA certificates to participants
Iwona Karwot

Course venue
Gran Hotel Havana
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 647
ES – 08010 Barcelona
Tel. +34 933 417 000

Programme Organiser
Ms Miriam Escola
Tel: +34 93 245 12 06

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. 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.

When you register for the two consecutive courses on “CBA Why and How” and “CBA Advanced”, you receive a discount of €200.

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.

Hotel reservations
EIPA is pleased to make reservations for you at the same hotel where the event 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 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 Gran Hotel Havana ( at the special rates of:

– Single room: €134 + €1.21 tourist tax

– Double room: €148 + €2.42 tourist tax.

The prices mentioned include breakfast buffet and 10% VAT.

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. 

Cancellation policy
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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