European Structural and Investment Funds
Master Class with On-the-Spot Approach |
15.05.2024 - 17.05.2024 |
Naples |
Language: English

Anti-Fraud Skills Lab: when History meets Innovation

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All authorities involved in detecting fraud and corruption need to gain the relevant skills and mindset to understand the mind of fraudsters. A rich history can teach us how to understand the fraudsters of the past and, in turn, give us clues on how to catch those of the present. Would there be a better place to learn from history than beautiful Naples, one of the oldest cities in the western world?

Join this intensive course and let Jo Kremers, our EU anti-fraud expert, guide you through an exciting learning experience inside and outside the classroom. Jo will show you the newest innovative techniques and provide you with useful tools for analyzing real-life cases and successfully combating fraud committed with European funds.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 2750,- (excl. VAT)

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

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Topics and Methodology

We would like to introduce our brand new format: Master class with On-the-spot Visits. The Chair of the Master Class is Jo Kremers, former Senior Audit Manager at the Ministry of Finance in the Netherlands.

Our approach during this unique, attractive and highly interactive event includes the set-up of a well-structured risk analysis, focused on gathering evidence, fact finding, based on professional scepticism, by the use of the internet, open sources, data analysis and sophisticated software, and not to forget the use of your most important instruments,  combined with a more innovative way of thinking. Under professional coaching and guidance, enthusiastic teams are competing for the best results and a real reward.

The participants will be actively involved in various exercises and group works during the course. This round-table format will offer a platform to learn how to prevent, detect and combat irregularities and fraud in ESI Funds, IPA Funds, AMIF and ISF. Besides expert presentations, the sessions will include discussions and exchange of national (best) practices as well as expert guidance on how to best implement and apply the foreseen measures and strategies in your country.

Who Should Participate?

  • 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 Authority
    • 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

Group Discounts

Group registration of three or more participants will automatically receive a 10% discount.

We offer a 15% discount for groups of four and a 20% discount for groups of five participants. To take advantage of these discounts, please contact Valeria Lotti at Lotti@lexxion.eu or call us at +49 (030)81 45 06 15. We will be happy to assist you with your group registration.

Get the Cliff’s Notes!

If you are 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 event. The price is € 299,- (each, excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Valeria Lotti.

Programme

Day 1: Wednesday, 15 May

Chair of the Seminar
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
09:00

Registration & Welcome coffee

09:15

Welcome remarks & introduction round

09:45

The Essentials of Anti-Fraud and Corruption: Part 1

  • Forming teams and explaining the Team Game
  • What are the essentials of anti-fraud and corruption?
  • New projects and operations as part of selection, management verifications, and audit of EU funded projects and facilities & other Green Deal-based projects
11:00

Coffee break

11:30

The Essentials of Anti-Fraud and Corruption: Part 2

  • The Anti-Fraud Lab Skills Edition 2024
  • Real World cases, risk analysis, healthy scepticism, observation:

“What do you see?” Perform technical analysis: any suspicions of irregularities, fraud and corruption?

The teams will start to create an attractive presentation of the results of their observations and their technical analysis.

  • Jo’s motto: “To catch a fraudster, you should (learn to) think like a fraudster”
13:00

Lunch break

14:15

The Essentials of Anti-Fraud and Corruption: Part 3

  • The teams will work on their presentation. The results of their observations and their technical analysis
  • The Anti-Fraud INNOVATION Lab 2024
  • Latest tools and techniques of Data Analysis and Open-Source Intelligence
  • Investigative interview technique
  • Introduction and summary of anti-fraud and corruption topics and the Anti-Fraud Cycle
  • INNOVATION in your Anti-Fraud Cycle to stay one step ahead of fraudsters, as well as in your Management and Control Systems (MCS) of EU Funds, Facilities and Green Deal
  • Preparation for day 2: on-the-spot research in Naples!
16:15

End of Day 1

20:00

Social dinner

Day 2: Thursday, 16 May

Chair of the Seminar
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
09:30

What makes Naples relevant for anti-fraud and corruption purposes?

  • Visit venues of historical interest for anti-corruption purposes
  • Find links between past, present and future of anti-fraud and corruption policies
13:00

Lunch

14:30

Back in the classroom: Teamwork (incl. coffee break)

  • Cases and good practices related to the on-the-spot research
  • Collecting and exchanging good practices and building an EU network
  • Completing desk research
  • Setting up multimedia presentations
17:00

End of Day 2

Day 3: Friday, 17 May

Chair of the Seminar
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
09:30

Multimedia presentations by the teams (incl. coffee break)

12:00

Award ceremony

12:30

Lunch break

14:00

End of course & distribution of certificates

Speakers

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

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Venue

Via Nuova Marina, 120
Naples, Italy

Online-Registration

Master Class with On-the-Spot Approach | 15.05.2024 - 17.05.2024 | Naples | Language: English

Participation fees for participation in Naples:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 2.750,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 2.950,- (excl. VAT)

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Naples is limited.

Please contact events@lexxion.eu if you have technical problems with the booking. 

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