European Structural and Investment Funds
Advanced Workshop |
28.05.2020 - 29.05.2020 |
Catania |
Language: English

Advanced Workshop: Risk Management and Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game by Jo Kremers

Have you ever received a training on how to prevent, detect and combat irregularities and fraud in EU Funds by playing a game?

We are happy to introduce the 2020 edition of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game by Jo Kremers: Interactive Game with Practical Cases, Exercises and Group Work.
The 2018 edition of the Anti-Fraud Game by Jo Kremers was awarded by the European Commission as the leading Good Practice in Preventing and Detecting Fraud and Corruption in EU Funds. It is essential and fun for everyone, who is engaged in management, control and audit of ESI Funds, IPA Funds, Migration and Security Funds now and in 2021-2027. Our goal is to bring together Member States and Candidate Member States in a joint strike against Fraud and Corruption. Let’s play the game together!

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Overview

Fraud and corruption dramatically harm the economy, public finances as well as the reputation and credibility of the institutions involved. With the use of new technologies, fraudsters encounter more complex forms and practices of fraud and corruption, which are hardly traceable. Controls and audits, especially if not set up or performed effectively, are cost-intensive and lengthy. Institutions must be aware of these risks and need to implement proactive measures and tools to effectively prevent and detect fraud and corruption. First level controllers, (risk) managers and auditors need to be aware of preventive and detective measures and anti-fraud and anti-corruption strategies. Public institutions should enable and empower their employees to understand the principles and signals of fraud and corruption, should know how to report them and should be conscious of their impact.

We are happy to present the 2020 edition of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game by Jo Kremers, which has the motto: “a day without laughter is a day wasted”. This advanced level training is a highly interactive and engaging game, which was developed with the aim to build the capacity of EU Funds Authorities to prevent, detect and combat fraud and corruption at different stages. This game was created by Jo Kremers, former Senior Audit Manager in the Dutch Ministry of Finance, using his extensive experience as auditor and fraud investigator for the private and public sectors.  This training refers a lot to one of the Assessment Criteria of the Key Requirement 7, which says, that “training and awareness raising actions, data analytics and up-to-date awareness of fraud warning signs and fraud indicators” are crucial for the effective implementation of proportionate anti-fraud measures.

Unlike classical trainings, which mostly focus on the EU laws and regulations with a set of ready-to-use anti-fraud measures, this training encourages and motivates participants to develop their ability to recognise red flags of fraud and corruption by being more attentive and responsive to hints of fraud. This early awareness allow them to chosse the most appropriate and effective anti-fraud control measures.

The Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game by Jo Kremers was awarded by the European Commission as a Good Practice in capacity building for prevention, detection and correction of Fraud and Corruption for all EU Funds Authorities.


Get the Cliff’s Notes!

If you were unable to make it to this event, you may want to order a copy of the printed Cliff’s Notes including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Anya Zuschke.

Topics

  • Fraud risk management as part of risk management
  • Anti-fraud cycle
  • Roles and responsibilities of the involved parties
  • New risks and new types of damages
  • New techniques and sources, IT tools data analysis, continuous monitoring
  • Which methods and procedures can be implemented for detection and correction?
  • What are red flags and signals of fraud?
  • Fraud hotlines and helpdesks: critical success factors
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Danger of new fraud patterns
  • Use of modern technologies and new fraud risks
  • Misuse of information and information systems
  • Communicating of fraud and corruption findings to the respective authorities
  • The components of an investigation plan
  • Key elements given by the international standards on auditing
  • Investigation services, their internal processes and internal (quality) control
  • Cases of fraud and corruption

Target Group

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of financial management, control and audit of ESI Funds, IPA Funds, Migration and Security Funds, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Responsible Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
    • Delegated Authorities
  • EU Funds experts from regional and local authorities and experts involved in ETC Programme
  • Beneficiaries of EU-funded projects, i.e.: Private and public companies, associations, research institutes
  • Public and private banks
  • International, national and local associations and networks
  • Consultants

Day 1: Thursday, 28 May | 08:45 - 17:30

08:45

Registration

09:00

Welcome note by Lexxion and Chair, Introduction Round

09:30

The Anti-fraud Cycle: Implementing Effective and Proportionate Anti-fraud Measures (incl. 30 minutes coffee break)

  • Preventive, detective, corrective ones
  • The most important fraud symbols
  • How to read fraud symbols and discover cases of fraud and corruption
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
12:00

Lunch

13:00

Conducting Fraud Risk Assessment and Risk Analysis (incl. 30 minutes coffee break)

  • Threats inside and outside the organisation
  • Identifying risks
  • Risks of corruption, bribery, manipulation, non-integrity
  • How to control those risks?
  • Analysing the risks – identifying the risk cases
  • New risks and new kind of damages
  • New techniques and sources, IT tools data analysis, continuous monitoring
  • Which methods and procedures can be implemented for prevention?
  • How to apply risk rating in the control activities?
  • How to design, implement and incorporate a culture of integrity effective anti-fraud policies, deterrence techniques and vigilance systems
  • IT tool (ARACHNE)
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
17:30

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 29 May | 09:00 - 15:30

09:00

Detection and Correction of Fraud & Corruption (incl. 30 minutes coffee break)

  • The most important instruments, methods, standards, (new) techniques and sources
  • What are red flags and signals for fraud?
  • Which methods and procedures can be implemented for detection and correction?
  • Fraud hotlines and helpdesks: critical success factors, financing of hotlines, successful cases
  • Honesty and integrity
  • Danger of new fraud patterns
  • Communicating of fraud and corruption findings to the respective authorities
  • Life like cases to be solved in teams, by use of laptops and new instruments
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
12:00

Lunch

13:00

Best Practice

Improve your skills in prevention and detection of fraud and discuss/exchange experience with the representatives from other European countries how to conduct a (fraud) risk analysis of your projects.

Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
14:00

Live Demonstrations: Exercises on How to Use Sophisticated Audit Software to Detect Irregularities and Fraud

For these exercises please bring your laptops and we will show you different IT tools, for example how possible electronic manipulations can be detected, how plagiarism can be detected with a special software, as well as many other highly useful IT tools.

Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
15:30

End of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game and distribution of Certificates


*Programme may be subject to change

Speakers

Jo Kremers
Former Senior Audit Manager, Ministry of Finance, The Hague

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Advanced Workshop | 28.05.2020 - 29.05.2020 | Catania | Language: English

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

The Italian VAT of 22% will be added.

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

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Advanced Workshop: Risk Management and Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game by Jo Kremers
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€1.640,00
Advanced Workshop: Risk Management and Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game by Jo Kremers
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00

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