Live issues for 2014-2020 and changes for 2021-2027
This online course will include discussion of the Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative as it relates to Cohesion Policy. We will look at the new emergency Amending Regulations. We will consider how the remaining €37 billion budget of 2014-2020 can be used for emergency health and economic development measures – supporting the health sector and the supply chain, SMEs, labour markets, research, development and technologies.
The progress of current programmes and projects will be severely impacted in most Member States. What will happen to delayed projects? Payment claims? Output targets and the Performance Framework? We will attempt to draw together experiences from around the EU.
This online course will examine how Financial Management and Audit rules are changing between the 2014-2020 programming period and the 2021-2027 period. There will be a special focus on financial planning, increasing the use of Simplified Costs Options, anti-fraud measures and protecting the audit trail.
- Using ARACHNE may become a requirement for some projects in the future. Luc Molemans, the European Commission’s ARACHNE Project manager, will explain and illustrate how ARACHNE works and how you can use it.
- Dermot Byrne, a leading Member State audit practitioner, will highlight how control (including so-called “first-level control”) and audit differ, and look in detail at the audit of accounts, systems and operations for 2014-20 and planned changes for 2021-2027.
- We look at how to complete the Simplified Cost Options section of the new OP template.
- We examine the special link between finance and performance in current and future programmes. How will you report programme progress in the new template?
- We mention the new agreed recommended indicators for measuring co-financed Covid-19 response activities
Who will benefit most?
This online course 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
- economic and social partners working with the Structural and Investment Funds, such as universities, NGOs, employers’ associations, consultants.
What you will learn in this online course
Participants will work with live issues and practical solutions for challenges in the fields of financial management and audit. They will enjoy quality speakers from Member States and the European Commission, as well as EIPA’s own regional experts and consultants – who have worked with stakeholders from all Member States.
Participants will be encouraged to exchange practical examples, experiences and good practice in managing EU Structural Funds.
For this online course we make use of Zoom
Ms Nancy Vermeulen
Tel: +31 43 32 96 212
EIPA offers a 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.
Prior payment is a condition for participation.
For administrative reasons you will be charged €50 for cancellations received after confirmation of your participation.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel its live online activities up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.
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|08.45||Welcome of participants and opening the “online” networking space|
|09.00||Welcome of participants and opening of the conference
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA Maastricht
|09.05||The new Cohesion Policy 2021-2027 and new Emergency measures
|09.15||Programme Finance, Financial Management and Control: moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, (IE/UK) (and former Detached National Expert, EC)
|10.15||Virtual coffee break and Tour de table|
|10.40||Programme Finance, Financial Management and Control: moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027
|11.05||Emergency Amending Regulations 2020/460 and 2020/558 “Coronavirus Investment Response Initiative”(CRII and CRII+)
Giorgio Centurelli, EU Structural Funds Senior Expert Programme Manager, Member of EC fi-compass expert group (IT)
|11.40||Simplified Cost Options (part 1)
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA
|12.00||Break-out groups: Exercises on SCO – Annex V Appendix 1|
|12.15||Control and Audit of Structural Funds, moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027
Dermot Byrne, ERDF Audit Authority, Department of Public Expenditure Reform, Dublin (IE)
|13.15||End of first day|
|09.00||Eligible expenditure rules, types of funding in 2021-2027
|09.30||Audit of accounts, systems and operations: old and new
|10.00||Audit of accounts, systems and operations: old and new
|10.25||Virtual coffee break|
|10.45||Break-out groups: common financial problems|
|11.00||Anti-fraud: using the ARACHNE system
Luc Molemans, Arachne Project Manager, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, Unit F5 – Information Technologies, European Commission, Brussels (BE)
|11.45||Simplified Cost Options (part 2)
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA
|12.00||Break out room SCO exercise|
|12.20||Linking programme finance to programme performance: 2021-2027
|13.20||Close of the webinar|