About this seminar
How can authorities minimise the administrative burden of Management Verifications and still protect the audit trail? What changes can be made in 2021-2027?
This seminar examines the Financial Management, Financial Control and Audit for Operational Programmes in the 2014-2020 period and looks forward to 2021-2027 and how the new Regulations will have an impact on these areas. There will be a special focus on management verifications and simplification, the most frequent audit issues, and financial planning in programmes.
How we work
Participants will work with live issues and practical solutions for challenges in the fields of financial management, financial control and audit. They will enjoy quality speakers from Member States’ authorities, as well as regional experts and consultants.
The seminar will include numerous workshops and exercise sessions where examples and case studies will be presented. Participants will be encouraged to exchange practical examples, experiences and good practice in managing EU Structural Funds.
Participants are invited to send us their problems, issues and questions before the seminar, if they wish. We will do our best to address the problems / answer the questions during the seminar!
Who will benefit most?
This seminar is intended for practitioners from national, regional and local authorities and from other public bodies of EU Member States (and associated countries) working with ESI Funds. The seminar is also open to economic and social partners working with the Structural and Investment Funds, such as universities, NGOs, employers’ associations, consultants.
What our previous participants said
- Grazie per il corso, è stato meraviglioso!
- Thank you very much again for last two days, I really enjoyed it and I also learned a lot.
What you will learn in this course
- How to make management verifications simpler and more efficient
- Good solutions for the more problematic areas of management verifications
- How to guarantee the eligibility of expenditure, without gold-plating
- How best to use the range of Simplified Cost Options and what are the verification and audit issues arising
- the changes in the new OMNIBUS regulation
- how control and audit differ
- how to conduct audits of accounts, systems and operations
- how to deal with risk, irregularities and corrections
- proposed changes to financial tables and financial planning
- changes to the accounting year and the calculation of the annual balance
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
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.
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.
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.).
|08.30||Registration of participants|
|09.00||Welcome of participants and opening of the conference
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA Maastricht
|09.10||The new draft Regulations, 2021-2027: policy context and highlights
|09.30||Programme Finance, Financial Management and Control: moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, (and former Detached National Expert, EC)
|11.15||Programme Finance, Financial Management and Control (contd).
|11.30||Financial Management and Control Issues, Management Verifications and the eligibility of projects and expenditures
Maeve Hamilton, ERDF/ESF Managing Authority, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland
|14.30||Workshop and discussion: management verifications
|16.30||Control and Audit of Structural Funds, 2014-2020 and 2021-2027
Dermot Byrne, ERDF Audit Authority, Department of Public Expenditure Reform, Dublin
|18.00||Question and answer session|
|18.15||End of first day|
|18.30||Reception, Hotel Derlon|
|09.15||Simplified Cost Options and extending simplification in 2021-2027
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA
|10.00||Workshop: simplified costs options
|11.15||Audit of accounts, systems and operations
|14.00||Programme Finance, Financial Management and Control (contd).
|15.45||Simplification and Eligibility of Expenditure: outstanding issues
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA Maastricht
|16.30||Evaluation of seminar|
|16.35||Close of seminar|