About this seminar
ESF will become ESF+ for the new programming period, 2021-2027. What will your new ESF+ programmes look like? Are you able to identify your priorities for your new programmes and do you know what lessons must be taken forward from current and previous programmes?
This 2-day EIPA seminar examines these questions and assesses progress of ongoing ESF programmes. We will compare the requirements of the current and new programming periods. We will focus on some recent cases of good practice, from Slovakia, Italy, UK and around the EU.
EIPA experts will build on three successful EIPA seminar-workshops recently delivered under contract to the Flanders Region, the Brussels Capital Region, and the Wallonie region – assisting them with the preparation of a new generation of ESF+ programmes.
How we work
The seminar will be led by highly experienced EIPA experts/consultants, Marco Lopriore and Robin Smail, who have been working with the ESF for more than 20 years. There will be keynote interventions from the European Commission and experts from Slovak authorities.
We aim to make the seminar as interactive as possible. Participants will have ample opportunity to exchange views informally on the seminar topics. Workshops will be used to help participants get to grips with practical tools and methodologies.
You are invited to send us your problems, issues and questions before the seminar, if you wish. We will do our best to address the problems / answer the questions during the seminar!
What you will learn in this seminar
Key elements include:
- Country Specific Recommendations, Country Reports, recommendations of the European Pillar of Social Rights, Social Scoreboard
- strategy design and a method for selecting programme priorities
- choices for programme-specific indicators for ESF and ESF+ and how to prepare the new Performance Frameworks
- financial planning and flexibility for new programmes
- simplifying financial control and audit – expanding the use of simplified cost options and protecting the audit trail
Who is the course for?
This seminar is aimed at:
- managers and practitioners from ESF managing authorities (Managing, Certifying and Audit authorities), whether they are national or regional authorities
- project applicants/sponsors and other stakeholders associated with the Social Fund either at programme or project level, including local authorities, education bodies, chambers of commerce, NGOs and community associations and so on.
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKÖ)
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63
Ms Winny Curfs
Tel: + 31 43 3296320
The fee includes documentation, refreshments, two lunches, and a dinner. 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.).
|08.45||Registration of participants|
|09.00||Welcome by Austrian Federal Economic Chamber of Commerce
Herbert Stemper, WIFI International, Deputy Manager
|09.10||Opening of the seminar and meeting the participants: introduction to the objectives and methodology of the seminar
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA, Maastricht, Netherlands
|09.25||Building an Inclusive Europe: policy context and key themes for the European Social Fund
|10.00||Using the Programme Cycle Management method to draft new programmes
|11.00||Using the Programme Cycle Management method to draft new programmes
Robin Smail, EIPA Visiting Expert and Consultant (former national expert, EC)
|11.30||WORKSHOP: determining programme priorities and financial allocations
|12.15||Extending Simplified Cost Options in 2021-2027
|14.30||WORKSHOP: exercises with Simplified Cost Options
|15.15||SCO implementation for ESF and ESF+ programmes
Michael Grosse, European Commission (DG EMPL)
|16.45||WORKSHOP: What works well, what did not work well?
|17.15||Programme Finance and Financial Management of Programmes in 2021-2027
|18.00||End of first day|
|20.00||Dinner at Restaurant in town|
|09.15||Monitoring and reporting requirements
|09.45||WORKSHOP: indicators for the new Performance Framework
|11.00||Is ESF achieving results?
|11.30||Social Inclusion Case Study: Supporting the Roma communities in Slovakia
Zuzana Poláčková, PhD., Centre of Social and Psychological Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, and former Head of ESF Managing Authority, Ministry of Labour, Bratislava (SK)
|14.00||WORKSHOP: Evaluating programmes and operations – which projects are success stories? What do we need to do better?
|14.30||New evaluation requirements, measuring success
|15.25||New developments and key lessons for the European Social Fund
|16.30||Evaluation feedback of seminar|
|16.35||Close of seminar|