European Structural and Investment Funds
Workshop | 21.11.2019 - 22.11.2019 | Nice | Language: English

Technical Assistance: How to Prepare for the Upcoming Period

Nice Lexxion State Aid Course

The upcoming advanced workshop for public officials from Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities as well as Intermediate Bodies will provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical examples for your daily practice and answer your individual questions in regard to the working area of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds.

Which costs are eligible in TA and which are non-eligible? What kind of support can be delivered to beneficiaries with TA money? What are the impacts and effectiveness in monitoring the delivery of Technical Assistance in Member States? What is needed in documentation regarding the audit of Technical Assistance and how to avoid irregularities?

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Programme

The two-day advanced workshop focuses on the following topics:

  • Framework of Technical Assistance
  • Selection Criteria and Eligibility Rules for Technical Assistance
  • Successful Management of Technical Assistance
  • Simplified Approach towards Technical Assistance
  • How to Support Institutions, Beneficiaries and Partners with Technical Assistance Money?
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Technical Assistance
  • Audit of Technical Assistance
  • Evolution and Future of Technical Assistance in 2021-2027

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of implementation and management of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds 2014-2020, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities;
    • Certifying Authorities;
    • Audit Authorities;
    • Intermediate Bodies;
    • regional and local authorities; and
    • Beneficiaries of EU funded projects, such as:
      • private and public companies
      • associations; and
      • research institutes.
  • Bodies working in European Territorial Cooperation
  • Public and private banks and other financial intermediaries
  • International, national and local associations and networks

Workshop Material – No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the workshop and/or conference you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Hanne Goldbeck.

Day 1: Thursday, 21 November | 09:00 - 17:00

09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:30

Welcome by Lexxion and Introduction Round

10:00

Framework of Technical Assistance

  • The role of TA for the implementation of ESI Funds
  • Main actors involved in management of TA
  • Implementing procedures and reporting requirements
  • The contribution of TA to increased effectiveness
Zsuzsanna Kondor Researcher, National University of Public Service, Budapest
11:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30

Selection of Projects and Eligibility Rules for Technical Assistance

  • Eligibility of costs in TA
  • Selection criteria and indicators
  • Preparation and execution of contract agreements
Urszula Wojcik Chief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland
Justyna Potiopa Head of Unit Responsible for Coordinating Technical Assistance in Public Administration in Poland
12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Simplified Approach towards Technical Assistance

  • How to reduce the administrative burden for beneficiaries?
  • Simplified Cost Options – Overview
  • Practical examples of Simplified Cost Options in TA in different countries
Urszula Wojcik Chief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland
14:30

New Challenges for the Programming Period 2021-2027

  • Evolution of TA and new regulations for years 2021-2027
  • Flat rate or real costs TA – pros and cons
  • State of negotiation on TA 2021-2027
Urszula Wojcik Chief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland
15:00

Coffee Break & Networking

15:30

How to Support Institutions, Beneficiaries and Partners with Technical Assistance Money?

  • National best practices and case studies from Poland
Justyna Potiopa Head of Unit Responsible for Coordinating Technical Assistance in Public Administration in Poland
16:30

Lessons Learned in Technical Assistance from the Midterm

Zsuzsanna Kondor Researcher, National University of Public Service, Budapest
17:00

New Challenges for the Programming Period 2021-2027

17:30

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 22 November | 09:00 - 15:30

09:00

Workshop: Monitoring and Evaluation of Technical Assistance

  • Indicators of performance
  • Control of costs
  • How to calculate eligible and reasonable budgets for the applicants?
  • How to verify the expenditures?
Andrew Luff Director at ACL European Consultancy, Cambridge, United Kingdom
11:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30

Workshop: Audit of Technical Assistance

  • Audit methodologies
  • How should TA Managers get prepared to Audit of TA?
  • System audits and audits of operations
  • Difference between audit of TA and audit of other operations
  • Common mistakes
Olga Guza Deputy Director of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
13:30

Lunch Break

14:30

Q & A and Open Questions

15:30

End of Workshop & Distribution of Certificates


*Programme may be subject to change

Speakers

Zsuzsanna Kondor
Researcher, National University of Public Service, Budapest

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Urszula Wojcik
Chief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland

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Justyna Potiopa
Head of Unit Responsible for Coordinating Technical Assistance in Public Administration in Poland

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Andrew Luff
Director at ACL European Consultancy, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Olga Guza
Deputy Director of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia

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Venue

31 Promenade des Anglais
Nice, France
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Hotel near the venue

Westminster Hotel
27 Promenade des Anglais
06000 Nice
Tel:+33 4 92 14 86 86
reservation@westminster-nice.com

Le Méridien Nice
1 Promenade des Anglais
Nice 06046
Tel: +33 (0)4 97 03 44 44
reservations.nice@lemeridien.com

Hotel Le Royal
23 Promenade des Anglais
06000 Nice
+33 (0)4 93 16 43 00
royal@vacancesbleues.fr

For a wide selection of hotels near the venue and in different price categories, you may check www.booking.com or www.hrs.com.

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Workshop | 21.11.2019 - 22.11.2019 | Nice | Language English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 1.240,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.640,- (excl. VAT)

The French VAT of 20% will be added.

Seating limit
The number of seats is limited. Registrations will be accepted first come, first served.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Technical Assistance: How to Prepare for the Upcoming Period
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
Technical Assistance: How to Prepare for the Upcoming Period
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00

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