European Structural and Investment Funds
Hybrid Workshop |
02.12.2021 - 03.12.2021 |
Barcelona |
Language: English

EU Funds 2021-2027: Implementing the New Regulations

The new programming period 2021-2027 has just started and the relevant common provision regulation ((EU) 2021/1060) has been published this June. At what stage are you in the process of finalising national/regional/cross-border Operational Programmes in your country? When do you plan to start with the first projects? Are you well informed about all the upcoming changes, related to the revised financial management and control system of ESI Funds and AMIF/ISF/BMVI? Join us and get prepared for the challenges of the new programming period and exchange experience with colleagues from different Member States.

The event will take place as a hybrid event, which gives speakers and participants the opportunity to participate face-to-face or online via a live stream.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 990,- (excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email.: thiemann@lexxion.eu

Cancellation: The cancellation of participation must be in writing and is possible free of charge up to 14 days before the start of the event. In case of no-show or cancellation later than two weeks before the date of the event, the entire event price plus VAT is due.

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Overview

The recently published common provision regulation ((EU) 2021/1060) introduces some considerable changes in the financial allocation and management and control system of ESI Funds and Migration and Security Funds for the 2021 – 2027 programming period. The 2020 amendment of the proposal, caused by COVID-19, will additionally affect the financial management and control system of the new programming period. Our experts will help you to understand how these novelties will affect your day-to-day work in the future.
Moreover, this course comes exactly at the right time when you are finalising your national/regional/cross-border Operational Programmes 2021-2027. How to modify your Operational Programmes during the negotiation process with the European Commission? Which comments are the most relevant and how to implement them? Our experts with help you to overcome possible challenges using their rich experience gained throughout previous years.

Programme

  • EU Funds 2021-2027: Comparing two programming periods
  • ESIF for emergency measures 2014-2020: Impact on the new Programmes?
  • How to modify your Operational Programmes during negotiation with the European Commission?
  • Strengthening and improving verification activities – Managing Authority perspective
  • Changes related to Audit Authorities in the new programming period
  • Main findings of the previous programming period and lessons learnt for the programming period 2021-2027
  • New monitoring and reporting requirements
  • Evaluation in the new programming period

Who should participate?

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

Methodology

A workshop by Lexxion Publisher offers the possibility to meet with experts from EU institutions, Member States as well as the private sector. The different perspectives of our experienced trainers will support you in applying complex rules to your practical day-to-day work. To achieve the best results, a mix of learning methods will be applied in the course.

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.

Course materials are available for download after the event.

Hybrid Course

The hybrid course by Lexxion Publisher is a new combined event format, which takes place in parallel: face-to-face and online. This new event format offers participants and speakers the opportunity to attend the event live on site or online, depending on the current situation, which gives additional flexibility. Our primary goal is to provide our online participants with the same high-quality experience as participants on-the-spot. For this, we place particular emphasis on interaction. This includes virtual networking during coffee breaks, active participation in discussions and the opportunity to ask questions via chat or microphone.

We take care of your wellbeing

  • Regular cleaning of surfaces and sanitary facilities
  • Sufficient ventilation of event room
  • Recommended hand hygiene
  • Possibility to keep distance between all speakers and participants
  • Recommended mouth and nose protection

Course Material – No need to miss anything!

If you are unable to attend the course you may want to order all the presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Julia Thiemann.

How to Join the Course Online

You will receive all information and a link to join the course via e-mail latest 1 day before the event.

If you have any questions in advance, please contact Julia Thiemann.

 

Day 1: Thursday, 2 December

08:45

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome note by Lexxion and Chair, Introduction Round

09:30

Session I: EU Funds 2021-2027: Comparison with the Programming Period 2014-2020. What Has Actually Changed?

Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Framework

  • EU Cohesion Policy 2021-2027 – summary of changes
  • Which challenges will the new Programming Period bring?
  • Seven shared management funds
  • Novelties in roles and responsibilities of the bodies involved
  • Simplification
  • New criteria in the allocation method
  • Simplified designation process
  • Rule of Law as criteria
Louis Vervloet General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Member of the High Level Group for Simplification, Brussels
11:00

Coffee break

11:30

ESIF for Emergency Measures 2014-2020: Impact on the New Programmes?

Louis Vervloet General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Member of the High Level Group for Simplification, Brussels
12:00

Lunch break

13:00

Session II: EU Funds 2021-2027: Practical Aspects

The New Programming Period from the MA‘s Point of View

  • What should be the focus of the managing authority during the preparation process?
  • How to avoid delays after the regulations are introduced?
Louis Vervloet General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Member of the High Level Group for Simplification, Brussels
14:00

Workshop: How to Modify your Operational Programmes during Negotiation with the European Commission?

  • Lessons learnt from 2014 – 2020
  • From Partnership Agreement to Operational Programme?
  • Programme architecture
  • Budget allocation
  • Results to be achieved

The speaker will provide hands-on and every-day applicable instructions as well as best practices examples to help participants apply the new rules.

Louis Vervloet General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Member of the High Level Group for Simplification, Brussels
15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Audit of Performance in EU programmes and Projects by the European Court of Auditors

What is performance auditing?

  • Different types of audit – Financial, compliance and performance audit
  • Performance audit concepts, approaches and methodologies; similarities and differences versus Evaluation
  • Typical findings from audits of previous ESIF – and lessons to be learnt for future ESIF
Kurt Bungartz Principal Auditor, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg  
16:15

Best Practices

  • Performance auditing in practice: results from a real-life audit in the energy sector (30 min)
  • Q &A session (15 min)
Kurt Bungartz Principal Auditor, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg  
17:00

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 3 December

09:00

Session III – Challenges related to Audit Authorities in the New Programming Period 2021-2027

Management and control systems in the 2021-2027 programming period

  • Functions of the audit authority
  • Audit strategy
  • Audit of operations
  • Single audit arrangements
  • Management verifications and audits of financial instruments
Marina Mandac Senior Auditor in Independent Service for Methodology and Quality Assurance, Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb
10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

How to Prepare and Implement the Evaluation Plan?

  • The scope and the role of Evaluation Plan
  • How to organise work on Evaluation Plan?
  • What should we evaluate – experiences from implementation of Evaluation Plans 2014-2020
  • Which methods apply for which type of evaluation?
Stanislaw Bienias President of IDEA Institute Ltd. and former Head of the National Evaluation Unit of the Polish Ministry of Regional Development, Warsaw
12:00

Lunch break

13:00

Strengthening and Improving MA Verification Activities – lessons learned from the 2014-2020 period (incl. 30 min coffee break)

  • Expectations related to MA verification activities in the period 2021 – 2027
  • Lessons learnt from the 2014-2020 period
  • Managing verification of Simplified Cost Options (SCOs)
  • Working group excercise
Marina Mandac Senior Auditor in Independent Service for Methodology and Quality Assurance, Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb
Giorgio Centurelli Senior Expert Programme Manager in Cohesion Policy, Manager at Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy
16:00

End of the Workshop

Speakers

Louis Vervloet
General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Member of the High Level Group for Simplification, Brussels

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Kurt Bungartz
Principal Auditor, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg  

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Marina Mandac
Senior Auditor in Independent Service for Methodology and Quality Assurance, Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb

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Stanislaw Bienias
President of IDEA Institute Ltd. and former Head of the National Evaluation Unit of the Polish Ministry of Regional Development, Warsaw

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Giorgio Centurelli
Senior Expert Programme Manager in Cohesion Policy, Manager at Ministry of Economy and Finance, Italy

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Barcelona

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Hybrid Workshop | 02.12.2021 - 03.12.2021 | Barcelona | Language: English

Do you have any COVID-19 related questions? We are happy to help!
Please contact us via e-mail events@lexxion.eu or call us at +49 30 81 45 06 0.

Participation fees for participation face-to-face in Barcelona:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: 1.240,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.640,- (excl. VAT)

Participation fees for online participation:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 990,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.290,- (excl. VAT)

21% VAT (Spain) will be added. For online participation the following applies additionally: Customers from other EU countries with a valid VAT ID number will receive an invoice without VAT (reverse charge).

Seating limit
The number of participants in Barcelona is limited.

Please e-mail events@lexxion.eu if technical problems occur with the booking.

 

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EU Funds 2021-2027: Implementing the New Regulations | online
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.290,00
EU Funds 2021-2027: Implementing the New Regulations | online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€990,00
EU Funds 2021-2027: Implementing the New Regulations | in Barcelona
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
EU Funds 2021-2027: Implementing the New Regulations | in Barcelona
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00










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