About this online course
How will you prepare the next phase of technical assistance of Operational Programmes for Structural Funds? What are the details of the draft new Regulations for 2021-2027 on this topic? How to use all options of EU support?
This online course will address these questions and compare details of the 2014-2020 and 2021-2027 regulations for technical assistance including the actions to reinforce the administrative capacity for the effective use of the Structural Funds. (See DG Regio Study on Technical Assistance).
We will see how the draft regulations attempt to simplify and introduce new flexibility instruments and the possibility to allocate an additional level of technical assistance financial resources to overcome the issues occurred during the current programming period.
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, the European Commission and Managing Authorities, assessing the challenges and lessons learnt for programme implementation. This will include the description of innovative instruments and pilot projects already activated during the current programming period and a specific focus on the simplified cost options for technical assistance which are being developed and used. The online course will build upon and refer to the Webinar organised by the European Commission/DG REGIO in June 2020.
Who will benefit most?
This online course 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.
What you will learn in this online course
You will enjoy comprehensive sessions with experienced Structural Funds experts who have worked across the EU and gathered numerous case studies and examples of good practice. You will meet online 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. There will be time for breakout rooms and exercises through which also to try to design real capacity building roadmaps.
For this online course we make use of Zoom
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.
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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|13.30||Opening of the Zoom Platform|
|13.45||Opening of the online course and meeting the participants: introduction to the objectives and methodology of the online course
Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA, Maastricht, Netherlands
|14.00||Strategic approach to Technical assistance in the context of the draft New Regulations 2021-2027
|15.00||Virtual Coffee Break and tour de table|
|15.15||Management Challenges for Member States in preparing the new programmes: the Polish experience
Maciej Aulak, Head of Technical Assistance OP, Director, Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, Warsaw
|16.45||Technical assistance at EU level
Ann-Kerstin Myleus, Deputy Head of Unit, DG REGIO, European Commission
|17.30||End of first day|
|14.00||Opening of Zoom platform|
|14.15||Enhancing administrative capacity building in ESI funds in Italy
Giorgio Centurelli, Senior Expert Programme Manager – Auditor Cohesion Policies and EU Structural Funds, Italy
|15.30||Virtual Coffee break|
|15.45||Czech Republic: a country perspective on future challenges in human resources
Petra Holubova, Ministry of Regional Development, Czech Republic
|16.25||Remaining issues in the context of the draft New Regulations 2021-2027
|17.30||Evaluation and close of online course|