About this online course
The New Regulations are expected to be agreed by the end of 2020 and in place in 2021. What changes have been made to the Draft Regulations (proposal)? What are the resulting key changes, compared to the 2014-2020 period? New Operational Programmes for 2021-2027 have been prepared and are being negotiated and agreed. How have the Programmes changed? How can the Structural Funds Programmes be implemented? How have they selected priorities and planned finances and how do they measure performance?
This online course will address these questions and examine the new 2021-2027 regulations in detail. We will refer to the new Programme and Reporting templates. We will see how the Structural Funds Programmes have been simplified and we will consider the impact of the health crisis on Programmes – current and new.
We will help you address the following questions:
- How far do new programmes contribute to Member State National Reform Programmes and reflect Country-specific recommendations, Country Reports?
- What will financial planning and management look like in 2021-2027?
- Where have programmes been simplified most? And how are simplified cost options being developed and used?
- How will the new Performance framework work and how do we measure success?
- How will real-time reporting work?
- How you can “ensure that selected operations present the best relationship between the amount of support, the activities undertaken and the achievement of objectives”? (Article 67.3(c), draft CPR)
How will it help you
You will be guided by Marco Lopriore and Robin Smail, experienced Structural Funds experts who have worked in Brussels and across the EU, gathering numerous case studies and examples of good practice. You will also meet online a senior official from the European Commission DG REGIO and have the opportunity to exchange experience and put new ideas into practice.
The online course provides ample time for question and answer sessions and discussions.
Who will benefit most?
This online course is aimed principally at:
- practitioners from Member State national, regional and local authorities working with Structural / ESI Funds
- the full range of economic and social partners working with the Funds – including universities, NGOs, employers’ associations, consultants.
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 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.
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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|08.40||Opening of ZOOM platform, Welcome of participants|
|09.00||Opening of the conference, learning objectives and agenda; tour de table
Marco Lopriore, Expert, European Institute of Public Administration, Maastricht (NL)
|09.15||The new Cohesion Policy 2021-2027: policy context and highlights
|10.10||Workshop and discussion. Determining Financial Allocations|
|10.25||The New Regulations: programming, programme structure and programme management
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, IE/UK (and former Detached National Expert, EC), (UK)
|11.00||Virtual coffee break|
|11.20||The draft New Regulations: programming, programme management, programme finance
|11.55||Break-out rooms: selecting best projects OR Lessons from previous programmes
|12.20||Synergies with other EU funds, good practice cases
|13.15||End of first day|
|08.45||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|09.00||Review of Day 1|
|09.05||The New Regulations: programme finance & financial management
|10.15||Using Simplified Cost Options
|10.50||Break-out rooms: SCO exercises
|11.25||Break-out rooms: SCO exercises – feedback
|11.45||The New Regulations: EC Perspective of Changes made in Negotiations and Biggest Challenges
Kadri Uustal, Head of Unit, Coordination of Programmes, DG REGIO, European Commission, Brussels (BE)
|13.10||Close of Day 2|
|12.45||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|13.00||The new Monitoring and Reporting Framework, 2021-2027
|13.45||Break-out rooms: indicators|
|14.15||Eligibility of Expenditure
|15.20||Break-out rooms: evaluation questions|
|15.40||The new Evaluation Framework, 2021-2027
|16.20||Issues of common interest to all CPR funds
|16.50||Workshop: Eligibility of Expenditure|
|17.20||Close of the online course|