About this course
What are the key live issues for Programme finance and Financial Management of Operational Programmes in the 2014-2020 period? What are the key Audit and Public Procurement issues? Are these accentuated as current programmes try to absorb the emergency REACT-EU funding? How do the New Regulations change Financial Management and Audit rules for 2021-2027?
This seminar will address these questions and take a close look at the programme and financial templates for the new EU Structural and Cohesion Funds programmes. There will be a special focus on extending the use of simplified cost options, the most frequent audit issues (eg. eligibility of expenditure, public procurement) and on the role of strategic procurement.
What you will learn?
Practical issues to be discussed will include:
- programme finance, financial tables and the flexibility proposed for 2021-2027
- key issues for the eligibility of expenditure
- the extended use of simplified cost options and how to choose between them
- changes to the audit of accounts, systems and operations
- dealing with irregularities, corrections, withdrawals
- strategic public procurement
- dealing with REACT-EU and RRF Recovery funding
- the link between finance and performance, using the Performance Framework
How we work
We aim to make the seminar as interactive as possible. Participants will have ample opportunity to exchange views informally on the seminar topics. Workshops and exercises will be used to help participants get to grips with practical tools and methodologies.
Who is the course for?
This course is intended for:
- managers and practitioners from managing authorities (Managing, Certifying and Audit authorities) whether they are national, regional or local authorities; and from other public bodies of EU Member States (and associated countries) working with Structural Funds
- economic and social partners / stakeholders working with the Structural and Investment Funds, such as employers’ associations, consultants, NGOs, education bodies etc.
For this online course we make use of Zoom
Remote simultaneous interpretation
Remote simultaneous interpretation can be offered in Spanish, French and Italian on request. Contact the Programme Organiser for more information and conditions
Ms Amber Kessels
Tel: + 31 43 3296320
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.
For all other participants, the regular fee applies.
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 € 50 for cancellations received within 7 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.
EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 1 week before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed.
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|08.30||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|09.00||Welcome of participants, opening of the online course, Tour de Table
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA, Maastricht
|09.15||The new draft Regulations, 2021-2027: policy context and highlights for financial management
|10.00||Break-out rooms: financial allocations|
|10.15||Virtual Coffee break|
|10.35||Programming and Programme Structure 2021-2027
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, UK/IE (and former Detached National Expert, EC)
|11.35||Programme Finance, Financial Management: moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027 (part 1)
|12.10||Emergency responses to the Health Crisis: REACT
|12.50||Question and answer session|
|13.10||End of first day|
|12.45||ZOOM Platform opens|
|13.00||Simplified Cost Options and extending simplification in 2021-2027
|13.40||Break-out rooms: simplified costs options
|14.40||Programme Finance, Financial Management and Control: moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027
|15.30||Short Break & meet Guest Speaker|
|15.45||Control and Audit of Structural Funds, 2014-2020 and 2021-2027
Dermot Byrne, ERDF Audit Authority, Department of Public Expenditure Reform, Dublin
|16.45||Break-out rooms: simplified cost options
|17.15||End of second day|
|08.45||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|09.00||Review of Issues from days 1 & 2|
|09.05||Eligibility of Expenditure
|09.55||Break-out rooms: eligible expenditures|
|10.35||Virtual Coffee break & meet Guest speaker|
|11.00||The Strategic Use of Public Procurement
Ieva Cerniute, Unit E1, Administrative Capacity Building , DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
|11.50||Short Coffee Break|
|12.00||Measuring Value for Money / Evaluation questions|
|12.15||Programme Finance and Programme Performance
|13.00||Question and answer session|
|13.05||Evaluation feedback from participants|
|13.15||End of seminar|