About this online course
How can current Operational Programmes best absorb the REACT-EU emergency funding over the next 3 years? What do the draft new regulations for 2021-2027 now look like after Council and Parliament negotiations? How can the new Programmes complement the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF)?
REACT-EU provides substantial resources to current programmes. Combined with the CRII and CRII+ amending regulations, Member States have great flexibility in responding to the health crisis and providing a smooth transition between current and new programmes.
Draft new programmes (2021-2027) are presently being submitted and negotiated with the European Commission. They must take on board the changes to the draft regulations, address the twin Green and Digital Agendas, and support an urgent and sustainable economic recovery.
What you will learn includes:
- The impact of the new CRII / CRII+ amending regulations on programmes
- How to build in REACT-EU projects to ongoing or special new programmes
- Checking that your project pipeline is strong; best project selection criteria
- Latest developments in negotiations of the new regulations 2021-2027
- The link between new priorities and the European Semester
- How to create synergies between SF and other EU programmes, including research
- The temporary framework and future rules for state aid
- What will financial planning and accounting look like in 2021-2027
- How to simplify programmes and reduce the administrative burden
How we work
There will be keynote expert interventions from the European Commission and Member States, assessing the challenges and opportunities for new programme implementation. 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 evidence from numerous programmes. You will meet with other national and regional practitioners 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, as well as practical workshops and exercises.
Read Marco Lopriore’s briefing: ‘Helping to spend it wisely: REACT-EU and the challenges of good projects’
Who is the course for?
This online course is aimed principally at:
- managers and practitioners from Member State national, regional and local authorities working with Structural and Cohesion Funds
- the full range of economic and social partners working with the Funds – including universities,
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 Winny Curfs
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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|12.30||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|13.00||Welcome of participants and opening of the online course; Tour de Table
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA Maastricht (NL)
|13.15||The new draft Regulations, 2021-2027: policy context and emergency changes
|14.00||Break-out rooms: Determining Financial Allocations|
|14.20||Virtual Coffee Break|
|14.35||Implementing the New Structural Funds Programmes 2021-2027
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, UK/IE (and former Detached National Expert, EC)
|15.30||Short Coffee break|
|15.40||Emergency responses to the Health Crisis: Member State approaches and case studies
|16.15||Break-out rooms: Project Appraisal criteria|
|16.35||Using the Project Pipeline to generate and select Best Projects
|17.05||Question and answer session|
|17.15||End of first day|
|08.45||ZOOM Platform opens|
|09.00||Good Practice for new Programmes: partnerships & instruments, synergies with other EU funds, simplification and financial control
|09.35||Discussion: uncovering the potential synergies among funds|
|09.45||Short coffee break – meet the guest speaker|
|10.00||Increasing efficiency and utilising synergies in new Programmes: leveraging R&D funding
Magda De Carli, Head of Unit, DG Research and Innovation, European Commission (BE) (tbc)
|11.00||Discussion: Lessons from Previous Periods – good practice, synergies, potential|
|11.15||The New Regulations: programme finance, financial management
|12.15||Simplified Cost Options and extending simplification in 2021-2027
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA
|12.45||Exercises: simplified costs options
|13.20||End of second day|
|08.45||Opening of ZOOM platform|
|09.00||Supporting businesses through the health crisis and beyond
|09.40||Discussion: key steps to strengthen the SME pipeline|
|09.50||Short coffee break and meet guest speaker|
|10.00||State Aid Temporary Framework
Gytis Petrukaitis, State Aid Expert, Central Project Management Agency (CPMA), Lithuania
|10.50||Virtual Coffee break|
|11.15||The New Regulations 2021-2027: Monitoring and Reporting Framework
|11.45||Break-out rooms: Evaluation Questions|
|12.00||The New Regulations 2021-2027: Evaluation Framework
|12.30||The Recovery and Resilience Fund (RRF)
|13.15||Evaluation of the online course|
|13.20||Close of the online course|