About this course
The key documents of reference for this seminar will be the 2019 Country Reports, as well as the new draft Regulations for EU Structural and Cohesion Funds. We will ask what lessons can be learnt from implementing current and previous Operational Programmes ̶ in terms of policy priorities, the selection of quality projects, programme management and delivery? How best can the new Programmes address the policy priorities and delivery issues identified by the European Union in the Country Reports?
We will help you address the following questions:
- How far are current programmes contributing to Member State National Reform Programmes and EU2020 objectives for each Member State?
- What are your policy priorities for the next programming period? What are your Member State Country-specific recommendations?
- 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 can you successfully target individuals, sectors and companies who need assistance and who can provide value for money from EU funding?
- What will financial planning and accounting look like in 2021-2027?
- Where can you simplify programmes most? and how are simplified cost options being developed and used?
We try to refer as far as possible to Member State cases and good practice. But participants are also invited to send us their problems, issues and questions before the seminar, if they wish. We will do our best to address the problems / answer the questions during the seminar!
Who will benefit most?
This seminar is aimed principally at:
- practitioners from Member State national, regional and local authorities working with ESI Funds
- the full range of economic and social partners working with the Funds – including universities, NGOs, employers’ associations, consultants.
What you will learn
There will be keynote interventions from the European Commission and senior managers at Austrian and Interreg Managing Authorities, assessing the challenges and lessons learnt for 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 seminar provides ample time for question and answer sessions and discussions. There will be practical workshops and exercises on Country Reports and investment priorities, project selection and simplified cost options. We will follow the EC Guidances for the European Semester and for negotiating the 2021-2027 programmes.
Wirtschaftskammer Österreich (WKÖ)
Wiedner Hauptstrasse 63
Ms Winny Curfs
Tel: + 31 43 3296320
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, the reception or dinner 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
|Moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027 – Programming and Programme Implementation
Good practice for selecting priorities, managing programmes, achieving synergies and results
|09.25||The new draft Regulations, 2021-2027: policy context and highlights
|09.45||Good Practice in Programming and Programme Implementation – Ensuring Result-orientation and efficiency of operations
Robin Smail, Visiting Expert EIPA, Consultant, UK (and former Detached National Expert, EC)
|11.15||Workshop and discussion. Review of Country Reports and Investment Guidance for 2021-2027. Key lessons from programmes, 2014-2020
|12.00||Synergies with other EU funds, good practice cases
|14.30||Workshop: selecting best projects
|15.15||Lessons learnt and future challenges for project management at the regional level: result-orientation and project quality in Interreg
Luca Ferrarese, Head of Secretariat, Interreg Central Europe Programme
|16.35||The New Regulations: programme finance, financial management
|18.00||End of first day|
|20.00||Dinner at Restaurant Führich, Führichgasse 6, 1010 Vienna
(Tel.nr: +43 1 513 08 80; Website: www.fuehrich.at)
|Moving from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027 – Programme efficiency and performance
Simplification, efficiency and maximising impact
|09.15||Using Simplified Cost Options
|11.15||Structural Funds from 2014-2020 to 2021-2027: key changes and challenges
Carsten Glietsch, Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs, Health and Consumer Protection (AT), on secondment from European Commission (DG EMPL)
|12.15||The New Regulations 2021-2027: Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (1)
|14.00||Delivering ESI projects
|15.25||The New Regulations 2021-2027: Monitoring and Evaluation Framework (2)
|16.30||Evaluation of seminar|
|16.35||Close of seminar|