European Structural and Investment Funds
Hybrid Workshop |
30.06.2022 - 01.07.2022 |
Stockholm |
Language: English

Financing the European Green Transition

To become climate neutral by 2050, the European Union as well as its Member States’ public and private sectors must make significat investment. The European Green Deal, with its financial instruments and mechanisms, aims to mobilise public investment and unlock private funds through EU financial instruments and ensure that all its Member States can equally transition to a greener future.

Join us in Stockholm for our hybrid workshop to receive a complete overview on the policy framework of the EU Green Deal Investment Plan! By the end of the event you will be aware of what bodies are involved in its implementation, what financial instruments are available  for your institution and how this all-ecompassing plan intertwines with State aid rules. Finally, you will have the chance to hear an auditor’s  perspective on EU energy and climate policies and support programmes.

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

Starting from € 990,- (excl. VAT)

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Who Should Participate?

  • EU funds experts from bodies that might benefit from Green Deal funding, such as:
    • Managing Authorities;
    • Audit Authorities;
    • Certifying Authorities;
    • Intermediate Bodies;
    • National ministries and agencies;
    • Regional and local governments;
    • City councils;
    • National and Regional Development Agencies;
    • Auditors from National and Regional Audit Authorities;
  • Private companies acting as contractors for the implementation of EU funded projects;
  • Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs;
  • Private and Public Banks;
  • Consulting companies providing support to national authorities.

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 Camilla Coltorti.

Methodology

A workshop by Lexxion Publisher offers the possibility to meet with experts from Member States and EU institutions, 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, 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 of practical problems. You will have ample opportunity to present your own issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

You can 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 will be available to download after the event.

Day 1: Thursday, 30 June

09:30

Registration & Welcome Coffee

10:00

Understanding the Investment Challenge of Climate Neutrality (incl. 30-min Coffee Break)

  • Overview on the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027
  • Budgets in support of the Green Deal (Cohesion policy funds, InvestEU, Horizon)
  • Initiatives supporting the Green Deal (Farm to Fork, Bauhaus, Climate Pact)
  • Related strategies such as blue economy, plastic strategy, forestry strategy etc.
  • How to address all these different elements
  • Overview on authorities managing the different budgets
Christine Hamza M&E Factory, Vienna, Austria
12:30

Lunch Break

14:00

Group Work: Experience Exchange

  • How to prepare and, if possible, implement the funds and financial instruments related to the Green Deal
  • How to coordinate among different funds and financial instruments in the Member States
Christine Hamza M&E Factory, Vienna, Austria
15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

How to Use EU Financial Instruments for Climate Neutrality (incl. Practical Examples)

  • Overview on financial instruments for ESI Funds
  • How to use ESI Funds to leverage financing for climate neutrality
  • Ex-ante assessment
  • Main challenges
  • Lessons learnt from 2014-2020
Márk Bató National Coordinating Body of ESI Funds, Prime Minister’s Office, Budapest
16:30

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 1 July

09:00

Climate Neutrality Funding by Member States and the Private Sector – State Aid Rules and Taxonomy Regulation

  • Guidelines on state aid for climate, environmental protection and energy (CEEAG):
    Overview over scope and compatibility criteria
  • Taxonomy-Regulation: The reorientation of private investment towards more sustainable technologies and business and its link to simplifying state aid assessments
  • Overview on the updated/envisaged updates of the general block exemption regulation (GBER)
Clemens Holtmann Senior Counsel at Redeker Sellner Dahs, Brussels
Simone Lünenbürger Senior Counsel at Redeker Sellner Dahs, Brussels
11:00

Short Coffee Break

11:15

Best Practice Example

Case Study on the H2Global instrument for the market ramp-up of green hydrogen and its derivatives in Europe (State Aid case SA.62619 (2021/N) – Germany)

Clemens Holtmann Senior Counsel at Redeker Sellner Dahs, Brussels
Simone Lünenbürger Senior Counsel at Redeker Sellner Dahs, Brussels
12:00

Lunch Break

13:30

EU Energy & Climate Policies and Support Programmes – An Auditor’s Perspective (incl. 30-minute Coffee Break)

  • 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 vs Evaluation
  • Best practices in EU-funded energy and climate projects
    • Typical findings from previous audits on the whole project cycle
    • Lessons learnt for future measures
  • Discussion, Q&A
Kurt Bungartz Principal Auditor, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg  
16:00

End of Workshop & Distribution of Certificates

Speakers

Christine Hamza
M&E Factory, Vienna, Austria

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Márk Bató
National Coordinating Body of ESI Funds, Prime Minister’s Office, Budapest

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Clemens Holtmann
Senior Counsel at Redeker Sellner Dahs, Brussels

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Simone Lünenbürger
Senior Counsel at Redeker Sellner Dahs, Brussels

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Kurt Bungartz
Principal Auditor, European Court of Auditors, Luxembourg  

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Stockholm

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Stockholm, Sweden
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Hybrid Workshop | 30.06.2022 - 01.07.2022 | Stockholm | Language: English

Participation fees for participation in Stockholm:
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)

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Stockholm is limited.

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

Where do you want to participate?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
Financing the European Green Transition | Stockholm
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.640,00

Financing the European Green Transition | Stockholm
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00
Financing the European Green Transition | Online
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.290,00
Financing the European Green Transition | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€990,00










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