About this course
This seminar-workshop examines the mixing of grant and loan funding, with guarantees. In particular, we will describe how Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund might be used alongside the EFSI instrument, the European Fund for Strategic Investment (part of the “Juncker Plan”). EFSI, working with regular EIB loans, exists to lever private funding into projects with a higher degree of risk. We also look at combining ESI Funds with the CONNECT Europe facility, and EFSI.
We will review how ESI Funds are used in the implementation of major projects, whether for infrastructure or for investments in companies. The specific rules for major projects and other large projects will be outlined and there will be a detailed description of the standard tests for major projects and other mixed-package projects.
What you will learn in this course
- The two most prominent approaches to the current evaluation system: Counterfactual (also known as experimental or quasi-experimental) and theory-based
- What counterfactual approaches can and cannot do and the conditions in which they can be used
- How theory-based approaches can provide a good alternative when such conditions are not met and discuss ways in which the two approaches can be combined
By the end of the course, you will be able to
- Evaluate the pros and cons of different evaluation tools, and select the ones that are most relevant
- Commission and manage evaluations and ensure better dissemination of the results
- Design briefs for both internal and external evaluators, interact with them smoothly, and do an efficient assessment of their work quality
- Integrate evaluation better into the policy and programming cycle so that it is actually used
Unioncamere (Sala Sabbatini)
Piazza Sallustio 21
00187 Rome, Italy
Ms Winny Curfs
Tel: + 31 43 3296320
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. 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.
Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served 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.).
The detailed programme of this course will be available soon.