The New Regulations for EU Structural Funds programmes 2021-2027: The new OMNIBUS regulation and challenges for Preparing and Implementing new Programmes

19/03/2019 - 20/03/2019
Location: Vienna (AT)
Project number: 1930201

The New Regulations for EU Structural Funds programmes 2021-2027: The new OMNIBUS regulation and challenges for Preparing and Implementing new Programmes

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How will you prepare the next generation of Operational Programmes for Structural Funds? What are the details of the draft new Regulations for 2021-2027? Have the many implementation concerns of the current period — and the many advances been taken into account in the New Regulations proposal?

This seminar will address these questions and compare details of the 2014-2020 and 2021-2027 regulations. We can split the new regulations into three broad sections: 1) Programming, Programme Management and Performance; 2) Programme Finance and Financial Management; 3) Financial Control and Audit. We will see how the draft regulations attempt to simplify and add flexibility to future rules and operations, generate synergies between policies and instruments, and maximise the impact of funding.

We will refer extensively to Member State experiences and cases of good practice which are being developed. There will be keynote interventions from senior managers from Member State and Interreg Managing Authorities, assessing the challenges and lessons learnt for programme implementation. This will include reference to financial planning, enabling conditions, targeting and sectors, engaging stakeholders, achieving results and targets, and financial control – including the simplified cost options which are being developed and used.

 How will it help you?

 Besides our guest speakers, you will enjoy comprehensive sessions with Robin Smail and Marco Lopriore, experienced Structural Funds experts who have worked across the EU, and gathered numerous case studies and examples of good practice. You will meet with other national and regional practitioners and have the opportunity to exchange experience and put new ideas into practice.

The seminar provides ample time for question and answer sessions and discussions. There will be practical workshops and exercises on simplified cost options, horizontal priorities, indicators and the Performance Framework, evaluation questions.

Who will benefit most?

 This seminar is aimed principally at practitioners from Member State national, regional and local authorities working with ESI Funds, but it is also open to the full range of economic and social partners working with the Funds – including universities, NGOs, employers’ associations, consultants.

TUESDAY 19 MARCH, 2019

 

08.30

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

 

 

The draft New Regulations, 2021-2027
Programming, programme management, financial management

 

 

09.30

The New Regulations: programming, programme management, programme finance

  • programme structure, programme performance
  • programme finance, commitments, pre-financing, automatic decommitment (n+2)
  • the accounting year and calculation of the annual balance

Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, UK/IE (and former Detached National Expert, EC)

 

 

10.45

Coffee break

 

 

11.15

The New Regulations: programming, programme management, programme finance (contd.)

  • exercise with the accounting year

Robin Smail

 

 

11.30

Management Challenges for Member States in preparing the new programmes

  • lessons learned from implementation in previous periods
  • from ex ante conditionalities to the new Enabling Conditions
  • better targeting of EU support
  • what works and what doesn’t work
  • discussion

Pawel Chorazy, former Polish Under-Secretary of State of Development, Warsaw, and Member of the EU High level group on simplification

 

 

13.00

Lunch break

 

 

14.30

Using Simplified Cost Options: the OMNIBUS and moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027

  • legal provisions; the OMNIBUS regulation and beyond
  • 3 simplified costs options
  • improving the result-orientation of programmes

Marco Lopriore

 

 

15.15

Exercises: Simplified Cost Options
Marco Lopriore

 

 

16.00

Coffee break

 

 

16.15

Management Challenges for Member States in preparing the new programmes (contd.)

  • reducing the administrative burden reduction and gold-plating
  • review of sample of  80 simplification measures
  • simpler management and control

Pawel Chorazy, former Polish Under-Secretary of State of Development, Warsaw, and Member of the EU High level group on simplification

 

 

17.15

The New Regulations: programming, programme management, programme finance (contd.)

  • flexibility, instruments, other new features
  • key changes for control and audit
  • programme closure
  • exercise

Robin Smail

 

 

18.00

End of first day

 

 

20.00

Dinner at Wiener Restaurant Ferdinandt, Neuer Markt 2, 1010 Vienna (Tel.: +43(1)513 89 91)

 

 

 

 

WEDNESDAY 20 MARCH, 2019

 

 

The draft New Regulations, 2021-2027
Programme management and programme performance, governance and instruments

 

 

09.15

The New Regulations: monitoring and measuring performance

  • data collection, monitoring and measurement of performance
  • The new Performance Framework
  • Exercise: choosing the best indicators

Robin Smail

 

 

10.30

Coffee break

 

 

11.00

Management Challenges for Member States in implementing programmes

  • Lessons learned from implementation
  • Main challenges in the context of financial management
  • Administrative burden reduction

Carsten Glietsch, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection, Vienna (AT); seconded by the European Commission (DG EMPL)

 

 

12.00

Simplification for Financial Management

  • other changes in the OMNIBUS
  • methodologies and audit requirements
  • Financing not linked to costs
  • New flat-rates for technical assistance

Marco Lopriore

 

 

12.30

Exercise: SCO; discussion
Marco Lopriore

 

 

13.00

Lunch break

 

 

14.15

Exercise: evaluation questions

Robin Smail

 

 

 

 

14.35

The New Regulations: evaluation and measuring impact

  • The new Evaluation requirements and the Evaluation Plan
  • Criteria for evaluation
  • Evaluation methods and measuring impact

Robin Smail

 

 

15.20

Coffee break

 

 

15.35

ESF+, Synergies with Horizon Europe, new instruments, governance

  • Proposal for the ESF + regulation
  • synergies with other EU Funds – Horizon 2020, framework programmes for research and development; working with the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI)
  • InvestEU, Financial Instruments, Reform Support Programme (RSP) and current TO 11
  • Economic Governance

Marco Lopriore

 

 

16.30

Evaluation of seminar

 

 

16.35

Close of seminar

Course venue
Haus der Bauwirtschaft, WKÖ
Schaumburgergasse 20/8
1040 Vienna (AT)

Programme Organiser
Ms Winny Curfs
Tel: + 31 43 3296320
w.curfs@eipa.eu

Fee
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.

Discounts
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.

Meals
Lunches and the reception 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
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
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.). 

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