European Structural and Investment Funds
Interactive Workshop |
07.06.2022 - 10.06.2022 |
Venice |
Language: English

Strengthen your Risk Management and the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Cycle within EU Funds in your Member State: Challenge for 2021-2027. The New Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game No. 4!

Similar to EU-awarded anti-fraud games no. 1, 2 and 3, the 4th edition of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game is a highly interactive and engaging game developed with the aim of building the capacity of EU Funds Authorities to prevent, detect and combat fraud and corruption at different stages. This new game, also created by Jo Kremers, former Senior Audit Manager of the Dutch Ministry of Finance, relying on his extensive experience as auditor and fraud investigator for the private and public sectors, follows Jo’s motto: ‘take a walk on the Bridge of Sighs, let it inspire you in the fight against fraud and corruption’.

During the workshop we will focus on risk management, including fraud risk management in times of crisis and disaster. Recently, the EU Member States unanimously agreed to activate the Temporary Protection Directive 2001/55/EC. A genuine solidarity across Europe, which requires all member states to take on huge responsibility for the current refugee crisis.  An effective crisis and risk management is a tool to achieve the goals of providing emergency care, housing, food, medical care, education, psychosocial care and so on. This also requires a responsible use of funds, facilities, loans, taxpayers’ and sponsorship money for a more united, human, and green(er) Europe.

Let us build the future together by ensuring that subsidies, loans and other facilities are invested effectively in respect of legal requirements and by paving the path to a climate neutral, sustainable and resilient Europe. Join us in Venice for a unique learning experience!

Starting from € 2.980,- (excl. VAT)

Download Programme Share

Who Should Participate

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of financial management, control and audit, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Responsible Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Delegated Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
  • 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


The four-day intensive course offers the possibility to meet with the Jo Kremers, our EU anti-fraud expert. He will support you in applying complex rules to your practical day-to-day work. To achieve the best results, we employ a mixture of learning methods.

Our approach combines the three stages of learning to ensure that the participants obtain the best possible understanding of the applied rules:

1) Identification of the main rules and principles,
2) Appreciation of the complexities and limitation of the principles,
3) Application of the rules and principles.

The participants will be actively involved in the course. The sessions will combine presentations, case studies and discussion on practical problems. You will have ample opportunity to present your own 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 course. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

We will organise different social activities for our participants on site, during which you will have an opportunity to meet the experts and other participants and to discuss your questions in an informal atmosphere.

Course materials are available to download after the event.

Day 1: Tuesday, 7 June

Chair of the Seminar
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague

Registration and Welcome Coffee


Welcome note by Lexxion and Chair, Introduction Round



  • Team building
  •  Introduction to risk management
  •  New projects and operations as part of selection, management verifications, and audit of EU funded projects & other Green Deal-based projects
  •  How to perform in pandemic times

Coffee Break


Risk Management Part I

  • What are the risks and opportunities in applications for subsidy?
  • How to manage these risks and opportunities in applications?
  • How to perform in pandemic times?

Lunch Break


Risk Management Part II

  • What are the risks and opportunities in applications for subsidy?
  • Fraud Risk Management as part of Risk Management
  • What is the impact on Risk Management in times of pandemics?
  • What are new trends and risks related to the EU goals for a climate neutral Europe?
  • What are the new tools to manage these risks? Introduction to Open Source Intelligence Tools (OSINT) lab

Brainteaser Game Part I

  • Preparation for day 2: on-the-spot research in Venice!
  • An introduction and summary of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption topics and the Anti-Fraud Cycle.
  • The Brainteaser game part 1

End of Day 1

Common Dinner

Day 2: Wednesday, 8 June


What makes Venice relevant for Anti-Fraud and Corruption Purposes?

  • Kick off meeting in piazza San Marco. Look for mysterious signs!
  • Visit venue of historical interest for anti-corruption purposes
  • Find the link between the past, the present, and the future of anti-fraud and corruption policy.

Lunch Break


End of Day 2

Day 3: Thursday, 9 June


Brainteaser Game Part 2 focused on the Strengthening of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption Cycle in the EU Member States

  • Desk research

Coffee Break


Teamwork Part 1

  • Cases and good practices related to the on-the-spot research and anti-fraud cycles in the Member States
  • Collecting and exchanging good practices and building an EU network

Lunch Break


Teamwork Part 2

  • Completing desk research
  • Setting up the multimedia presentations

End of Day 3


Guided Tour of Venice

Day 4: Friday, 10 June


Multimedia Presentations by the Teams


Lunch Break


Award Ceremony


End of the Interactive Workshop


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

More info


San Marco 1459
Venice, Italy
Map Unavailable


Interactive Workshop | 07.06.2022 - 10.06.2022 | Venice | Language: English

Participation Fees
Regular fee: € 3.480,– (excl. VAT)
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 2.980,– (excl. VAT)

22% VAT (Italy) will be added.

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

Please e-mail if technical problems occur with the booking.

Are you a public authority?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game No. 4 | Venice
Regular participation fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game No. 4 | Venice
Reduced participation fee for members of a university/authority / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde

(Data Privacy Policy)

If you are interested, please use our Newletter to stay informed about our upcoming conferences, workshops, trainings and current published journals in our core areas of EU competition, data protection, substances and environmental law, as well as exciting new projects in emerging technologies and digitalisation.

Don’t miss any news and sign up for our free news alert.  Sign up now