European Structural and Investment Funds
Master Class with On-the-Spot Approach |
03.04.2023 - 06.04.2023 |
Venice |
Language: English

Fraud and Corruption in “La Serenissima”: On-the-Spot Investigation

“Take a walk on the Bridge of Sighs, let it inspire you in the fight against fraud and corruption” says Jo Kremers, former Senior Audit Manager of the Dutch Ministry of Finance. Following this recommendation, we go to Venice for a highly interactive course that aims to build the capacity of EU Funds Authorities to prevent, detect and combat fraud and corruption at different stages. 

Relying on his extensive experience in fraud investigation for the private and public sectors, Jo Kremers will engage the participants in an on-the-spot investigation in the city of canals.

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!

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 3.480,- (excl. VAT)

+++ Register before 6. February 2023 to avail of our 10% early bird discount! +++

 

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This four-day intensive course has the format of a Master class with on-the-spot approach. 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 the management of EU Funds. Through expert guidance, you will learn 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, 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

Programme

Day 1: Monday, 3 April

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

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:45

Welcome remarks and introduction round

10:15

The Essentials of Anti-Fraud and Corruption: Part 1

Team Game

  • Forming Teams and Explaining the Team Game
  • The Essentials of Anti-Fraud and Corruption: Part 1
  • 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 2023
  • Real World cases, risk analysis, healthy scepticism, observation
13:00

Lunch break

14:15

The Essentials of Anti-Fraud and Corruption: Part 3

  • NEW: The Anti-Fraud INNOVATION Lab 2023
  • Application of the newest and most sophisticated anti-fraud and corruption tools and techniques
  • Open Source Intelligence
  • INNOVATION in your Anti-Fraud Cycle to stay one step ahead of fraudsters, as well as in your Management and Control Systems (MCS) EU Funds, Facilities and Green Deal;
  • Real World cases, risk analysis, healthy scepticism, observation, a valuable investment in your anti-fraud and corruption knowledge and skills
16:00

Brainteaser Game: part 1

  • Preparation for day 2: on-the-spot investigation in Venice!
  • Observation, use of personal skills, team building activity, healthy scepticism
  • An introduction and summary of the Anti-Fraud and Corruption topics and the Anti-Fraud Cycle.
  • Brainteaser Game: part 1
16:30

End of Day 1

Day 2: Tuesday, 4 April

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

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
13:30

Lunch in the city

14:30

The investigation continues

15:30

End of Day 2

Day 3: Wednesday, 5 April

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

Brainteaser Game: part 2

  • Focus on strengthening the anti-fraud and corruption cycle in the EU Member States
  • Desk research
11:00

Coffee break

11:30

Team work: Part 1

  • Cases and good practices related to the on-the-spot research and anti-fraud cycles in Member States
  • Collecting and exchanging good practices and building an EU network
13:00

Lunch break

14:00

Team work: Part 2

  • Completing desk research and further analysis of facts and findings
  • Setting up attractive and unique multi-media presentations, based on your creativity and your Anti-Fraud Skills and Knowledge – findings, conclusions lessons learned and recommendations of day 2
  • Try out presentations by the teams
15:30

End of Day 3

18:00

Boat tour & dinner

Day 4: Thursday, 6 April

Chair of the Seminar
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
10:00

Multimedia presentations by the teams (includes coffee break)

13:00

Lunch break

14:00

Award ceremony

15:00

End of course and distribution of certificates

Speakers

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

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Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Venice

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Master Class with On-the-Spot Approach | 03.04.2023 - 06.04.2023 | Venice | Language: English

Participation fees for participation in Venice:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 3.480,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 3.980,- (excl. VAT)

+++ Register before 6. February 2023 to avail of our 10% early bird discount! +++

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Venice is limited.

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

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Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird Ticket / Frühbucherrabatt | Fraud and Corruption in “La Serenissima”: On-the-Spot Investigation | Venice
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€3.132,00
Early Bird Ticket / Frühbucherrabatt | Fraud and Corruption in “La Serenissima”: On-the-Spot Investigation | Venice
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€3.582,00
Fraud and Corruption in “La Serenissima”: On-the-Spot Investigation | Venice
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€3.480,00 N/A
Fraud and Corruption in “La Serenissima”: On-the-Spot Investigation | Venice
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€3.980,00 N/A

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