About this course
Member States are now preparing the next generation of Operational Programmes for Structural Funds. What do the draft new Regulations for 2021-2027 say about programming, the selection of priorities and programme finance? 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 will see how the draft regulations attempt to simplify and add flexibility to future rules and operations, generate synergies between policies and instruments, and ensure that programmes achieve tangible results.
We will refer to Member State experiences and cases of good practice which are being developed. There will be keynote interventions from senior managers from Member State Managing Authorities and the European Commission, assessing the lessons learnt from programme implementation and challenges for programming for the new period.
Key elements from the draft new regulations include:
- aligning new programmes with country priorities
- making programmes more operational
- the financial tables, financial planning and flexibility
- simplification and the extended use of simplified cost options
- more efficient and effective financial control
- a wider use of common indicators and simpler (real-time) reporting procedures
What you will learn in this course
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.
AT 1040 Vienna
Ms Winny Curfs
Tel: +31 433 296 320
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 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 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 €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 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, priorities, programme finance and simplification
|09.20||The new Cohesion Policy 2021-2027: policy context and highlights
|09.45||The draft New Regulations: programming, selecting priorities, programme structure and instruments
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, UK/IE (and former Detached National Expert, EC)
|11.15||Workshop: programming priorities
|12.00||Using Simplified Cost Options: the OMNIBUS and moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027
|14.30||Exercises: Simplified Cost Options and the SCO template in Annex V
|15.00||Management Challenges for Member States in preparing the new programmes
Luca Ferrarese, Head of Joint Secretariat – Interreg Central Europe Programme
|16.30||Management Challenges for Member States in preparing the new programmes (contd.)
|17.00||The draft New Regulations: programme finance, financial management & control
|18.00||End of first day|
|The draft New Regulations, 2021-2027
Programme management and programme performance, governance and instruments
|09.15||The draft New Regulations: monitoring and measuring performance
|10.00||Exercise: choosing programme-specific output and result indicators for the Performance Framework
|11.15||Eligibility of Expenditure
|12.00||Management Challenges for Member States: current and future programmes
Carsten Glietsch, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection (AT), on secondment from European Commission (DG EMPL)
|14.15||Exercise: Lessons learnt from previous programming periods : what works well ? what does not work well ?
|14.45||The draft New Regulations: evaluation and measuring impact
|15.30||ESF+, Synergies with Horizon Europe, new instruments, governance
|16.30||Evaluation of seminar|
|16.35||Close of seminar|