European Structural and Investment Funds
Hybrid Workshop |
21.10.2021 - 22.10.2021 |
Rome |
Language: English

How to Best Prepare for Closure of ESI Funds and AMIF/ISF/BMVI 2014-2020

The next years will be significant for preparing for Closure of the Programming Period 2014-2020. Effective communication and coordinated performance between all involved stakeholders will be crucial in order to conduct Closure successfully and in due time.  As soon as the European Commission approves the 2014-2020 Closure Guidelines, all authorities need to comply.

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

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 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 next years will be significant for preparing for Closure of the Programming Period 2014-2020. Effective communication and coordinated performance between all involved stakeholders will be crucial in order to conduct Closure successfully and meet the deadlines.  As soon as the European Commission approves the 2014-2020 Closure Guidelines, all authorities need to comply.

The Closure documents must be submitted to the European Commission by 15 February 2025. Closure documents include final implementation report, accounts, management declaration and annual summary, audit opinion and control report. Accurate submission of these documents  and in due time will assure the smooth Closure process.

We are happy to invite you to the upcoming workshop and get ready for the upcoming challenges!

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of financial management, control and audit of ESI Funds and Migration and Security Funds (AMIF, ISF and BMVI), who will be responsible for closure of the Programming Period 2014-2020, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Responsible Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
    • Delegated Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
  • ESI Funds experts from regional and local authorities
  • Experts from EU, national and regional Courts of Auditors
  • Experts from institutions involved in the implementation of ESIF and AMIF/ISF/ BMVI
  • Consultants and lawyers specialised on ESIF and AMIF/ISF/ BMVI

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, 21 October | Closure Methodology and Process

08:45

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00

Welcome from Lexxion, Introduction Round by Speakers and Participants

09:30

Introduction to Closure of Operational Programmes 2014-2020 for ESIF and AMIF/ISF/BMVI

  • Principles, objectives, tasks and timelines
  • Regulatory framework
  • Common objectives
  • Key deadlines for closure process
  • Decommitment
Simon Hannah ERDF Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager, East of England ERDF Growth Delivery Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cambridge
11:00

Coffee break

11:30

European Commission Closure Guidelines for 2014-2020

  • Are the Guidelines already approved?
  • Major changes in comparison to 2007-2013 Guidelines
  • Content of the closure guidelines
  • Required annexes
  • Assessment of the Guidelines based on experience or earlier closure rounds
Simon Hannah ERDF Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager, East of England ERDF Growth Delivery Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cambridge
13:00

Lunch break

14:00

Closure Tasks for all Key Players in Closure Process

  • Key priorities for Managing/Responsible Authorities and Intermediate Bodies/Delegated Authorities
  • Responsibilities of the Certifying Authorities during closure process
  • Role of Audit Authorities
Ivan Ramljak Head of Service for Audit of EU funds for Asylum, Migrations, Integration and Internal Security, ARPA, Croatia
15:00

Coffee break

15:30

Experiences and Lessons Learnt from 2007-2013 Closure

  • How to simplify closure, learning from the past?
  • How to avoid errors and irregularities, learning from the past?
  • Good practices from the past
  • Challenges faced
Ivan Ramljak Head of Service for Audit of EU funds for Asylum, Migrations, Integration and Internal Security, ARPA, Croatia
17:00

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 22 October | Preparing for Closure in Practice

09:30

Preparing for Closure from the Perspective of the Managing/Responsible Authorities, Intermediate Body/Delegated Authority, Certifying Authority (incl. 30 min coffee break)

  • Challenges, which MA/RA/CA and IB/DB will face in closure process
  • Final Implementation Report – Group work on how to prepare it
  • Examination and acceptance of accounts
  • Management declaration and annual summary
Simon Hannah ERDF Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager, East of England ERDF Growth Delivery Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cambridge
12:15

Lunch break

13:15

Preparing for Closure from the Perspective of the Audit Authority

  • Preparation of audit opinion and control report
  • Conclusion on the reliability of data relating to indicators
  • Verifying amount of public expenditure paid to beneficiaries during audit of accounts
  • Obtaining assurance on the amount of Financial instruments
  • What is important to know for closure of Migration and Security Fund, what are the differences to Structural Funds
  • Group work: treatment of the open audit findings during closure
Ivan Ramljak Head of Service for Audit of EU funds for Asylum, Migrations, Integration and Internal Security, ARPA, Croatia
Olga Guza Deputy Director of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
15:15

End of the Course and Distribution of Certificates

Speakers

Simon Hannah
ERDF Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager, East of England ERDF Growth Delivery Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cambridge

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Ivan Ramljak
Head of Service for Audit of EU funds for Asylum, Migrations, Integration and Internal Security, ARPA, Croatia

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Olga Guza
Deputy Director of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia

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Venue

Via dei Pettinari, 64
Rome, Italy
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Online-Registration

Hybrid Workshop | 21.10.2021 - 22.10.2021 | Rome | 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 Rome:
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)

22% VAT (Italy) 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 Rome is limited.

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

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How to Best Prepare for Closure of ESI Funds and AMIF/ISF/BMVI 2014-2020 | Rome
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
How to Best Prepare for Closure of ESI Funds and AMIF/ISF/BMVI 2014-2020 | Rome
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00
How to Best Prepare for Closure of ESI Funds and AMIF/ISF/BMVI 2014-2020 | online
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.290,00
How to Best Prepare for Closure of ESI Funds and AMIF/ISF/BMVI 2014-2020 | online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
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