European Structural and Investment Funds
Workshop |
02.07.2020 - 03.07.2020 |
Stockholm |
Language: English

How to Most Effectively Use Technical Assistance for ESI Funds Now and in 2021-2027

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 regarding 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?

Starting from € 1.240,- (excl. VAT)



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


  • Learn how to most effectively use Technical Assistance.
  • Have a clear understanding of EU regulations apply.
  • Benefit from another Member State’s experience and learn good practices.
  • Have a platform to exchange ideas and challenges within their organisation and receive practical advice on current cases.

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


The participants will be actively involved in the workshop. The sessions will combine presentations and discussions on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

Just send to us your cases and questions in advance! We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the training. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

Day 1: Thursday, 2 July | 09:00 - 17:00


Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome by Lexxion and Introduction Round


Framework and Implementation of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds 2014-2020

  • 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

Coffee Break & Networking


Selection of Projects and Eligibility Rules in the Context of Technical Assistance

  • Eligibility of costs in TA
  • Selection criteria and indicators
  • Preparation and execution of contract agreements

Lunch Break


Simplified Approach towards Technical Assistance

  • How to reduce the administrative burden for beneficiaries?
  • Overview on Simplified Cost Options
  • Practical examples of Simplified Cost Options in TA in different countries

Practical examples of Simplified Cost Options in TA in different countries


Coffee Break & Networking


Lessons Learned in Technical Assistance from the Midterm Exam

  • Programme Strategy, Intervention Logic
  • Financial and Operational Mechanisms
  • Institutional Capacity
  • Consequences, the Role of TA in the Second Half of the Period
  • The Road to 2021+

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

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 3 July | 09:00 - 15:00


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?

Coffee Break & Networking


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

Lunch Break


Q & A and Open Questions


End of Workshop & Distribution of Certificates



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Workshop | 02.07.2020 - 03.07.2020 | Stockholm | Language: English

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

The Swedish VAT of 25% will be added.

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

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How to Most Effectively Use Technical Assistance for ESI Funds Now and in 2021-2027
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