Public Procurement & PPP Law
Hybrid Workshop |
13.09.2021 - 14.09.2021 |
Athens |
Language: English

Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement

The ultimate goal of public procurement is to spend public money in an efficient and proper manner to achieve best value for money. Given the economic significance of public procurement in the EU, fraud, corruption and collusion in this field dramatically harm the economy and public finances – both national and EU money. The regulatory framework to fight fraud and corruption has been strengthened with the recent EU public procurement reforms.

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. For participating online, please check your device compatibility. If this is your first online course with Lexxion, here’s a quick guide.

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: hoppe@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

This hybrid workshop will give participants a profound insight into the recent EU public procurement reforms, legal requirements and processes of the procurement cycle in order to avoid irregularities, fraud, corruption and collusion. Furthermore, you will be well trained on the various methods and tools to effectively prevent and detect it.

Highlights

  • Collusive Tendering & Bid-Rigging
  • Practical Group Exercise: Design of a detection and prevention strategy
  • Problem-Solving Session

Target Group

Procurement officers, anti-fraud and corruption officers, internal and external auditors, public officials responsible for the prevention of fraud and corruption as well as for risk assessment and risk management from the following institutions:

  • Public Authorities on EU, national and regional level
  • Courts of auditors on national and regional level
  • National and international agencies in charge of regional development and economic cooperation
  • Non-governmental organisations (NGOs)
  • Consulting companies and legal practitioners
  • Academic institutions

Previous Participants Said

“Great seminar. Good combination of learning, sharing best practices and lively discussion between speakers and participants.”

“Wonderfully organized event, providing an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge and practical understanding of public procurement issues.”

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.


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 Laura Hoppe.

How to Join the Course Online

Bigmarker is the platform for online participation in this course. In order to join the course online, please check your device compatibility first. 

What do I need in order to join the course online?

  • Speakers, Microphone; Camera is possible, if you would like to be seen during the course.
  • A wired connection is strongly recommended.
  • If your internet connection doesn´t work, you can join the course by telephone, using a dial-in number. In this case there might be additional telephone costs.

How do I join the course online?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
  • Please check your device compatibility.
  • As soon as you get the invitation link: Please register for the course by clicking the invitation link.
  • 15 minutes before the course: Bring your headset and eventually camera, click the invitation, enter and enjoy the course!

Minimum system requirements are as follows:

  • Operating System: Windows 7 or later; Mac OS X 10.12 or later, Linux.
  • Browser: The most recently-published versions of Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Safari, or Opera.
  • High-speed internet: A consistent, high-speed connection is required. Mobile tethering, hotspots, slow or inconsistent public Wi-Fi networks may create latency when using video conferencing.

FAQ for Online Participation

Why do I need to register before the
course starts?
Thank you for registering! This not only helps us to communicate with you in regard to technical issues but it helps you to network with your fellow course participants.

Will the course be recorded?
Please ask the responsible event manager.

Do I need a camera?
It is recommended to have a camera for more comfortable communication with the speakers and other participants.

Do I need a microphone?
Since this is an interactive course, yes.

Do I need to install anything?
No. We expect you to have a browser, of course.

Can I ask questions during the course?
Yes, you can ask your questions live by using your microphone. You can speak to all participants at the same time as you may have experienced in Skype.

When can I enter the course I’m attending?
Please enter 15 minutes before the start, so that you have enough time for technical checks. You can only enter if you have passed the system check.

May I leave the course and come back later?
Yes, just log in at a later time during the course.

May I access via Phone?
Yes, you can. Participating via phone means you can listen only. Please keep in mind that you will be dialling a US number which would result in higher telephone costs.

Can’t find invitation?
Please check your spam-folder. You should also ask your colleague from the IT department to ‘whitelist’ us. For more details please ask the corresponding event manager, who will be happy to help you.

I failed the Firewall System Check – what can I do?
Please contact your IT department and have them open the necessary ports, which can be found here.

What are the detailed System requirements?
All requirements can be found here.

I failed the Audio Output System Test – what can I do?
If you are using headphones or external speakers, try unplugging them. Please unmute your device. Test your speakers here to find out if they work.

I would like to participate but I’m waiting for an approval. Can I order a ticket on the day of the course?
Sure. Please message events@lexxion.eu.

My email address has changed – can I still participate?
Sure. Please provide us with your updated email adress; you will then receive a new invitation.

How do I contact the host of the course?
events@lexxion.eu is happy to help you.

Day 1: | 09:00 - 16:20

Chair of the Seminar
Prof. Tünde Tátrai Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest; Country Correspondent of EPPPL
08:30

Registration and Welcome Coffee

For participants live in Athens

09:00

Welcome Notes and Introduction Round

Understanding Fraud and Corruption in PP

09:15

Definition and Legal Framework

Prof. Tünde Tátrai Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest; Country Correspondent of EPPPL
09:45

Q&A and Discussion

09:55

Fraud and Corruption in the Tendering Phases incl. Quiz

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
10:55

Q&A and Discussion

11:05

Coffee Break and Networking

11:35

Collusive Tendering & Bid-Rigging

Antonio Capobianco Senior Expert in Competition Law Enforcement, OECD Competition Division, Paris
12:05

Q&A and Discussion

Detecting Fraud and Corruption

12:15

Methods of Detection and Prevention of Fraud and Corruption

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
12:45

Q&A and Discussion

12:55

Lunch Break

Managing Fraud and Corruption

13:55

Practical Group Exercise: Design of a Detection and Prevention Strategy

Prof. Tünde Tátrai Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest; Country Correspondent of EPPPL
14:55

Presentation of Group Work and Discussion

15:10

Coffee Break and Networking

15:40

Legal Remedies

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
16:10

Q&A and Discussion

16:20

End of Day 1

Day 2: | 09:00 - 15:00

09:00

Case Study: Identify and Reduce Fraud and Corruption

Prof. Tünde Tátrai Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest; Country Correspondent of EPPPL
10:00

Q&A

10:15

Coffee Break

10:45

Workshop: How to Prevent your Institution from Fraud and Corruption?

Declan Wylde Head of Finance, Transport Infrastructure, Ireland
12:15

Q&A and Discussion

12:25

Coffee Break

12:55

Case Study: Crisis Management – Dealing with Fraud and Corruption in Public Authorities

Prof. Christopher Bovis Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL
13:55

Q&A and Discussion

14:05

Problem-Solving Session

Antonio Capobianco Senior Expert in Competition Law Enforcement, OECD Competition Division, Paris
15:00

End of Online Workshop

Speakers

Prof. Tünde Tátrai
Professor, Corvinus University of Budapest, Budapest; Country Correspondent of EPPPL

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Prof. Christopher Bovis
Chair in Law and Professor of European Business Law, University of Hull, Hull; Managing Editor of EPPPL

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Antonio Capobianco
Senior Expert in Competition Law Enforcement, OECD Competition Division, Paris

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Declan Wylde
Head of Finance, Transport Infrastructure, Ireland

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Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Heart of Athens

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Athens, Greece
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Online-Registration

Hybrid Workshop | 13.09.2021 - 14.09.2021 | Athens | 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 Athens:
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)

23% VAT (Greece) 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 Athens is limited.

Please contact events@lexxion.eu if technical problems occur during the booking process.

Where do you want to participate?
Ticket Type Price Spaces
Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement | online
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.290,00
Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement | online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€990,00
Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement | Athens
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement | Athens
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00










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