European Structural and Investment Funds
Webinar |
05.06.2020 |
Online |
Language: English

Follow-up Live Webinar on COVID-19: How to Efficiently Use ESI Funds under CRII and CRII+

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission came up with two legislative packages: Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII) and Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+), which are amending the existing EU Regulations on ESI Funds. What are the key aspects of the new regulations? Which challenges do Member States face when implementing the first projects under the amended regulations? What are the early lessons learnt? These are the pressing issues, which we plan to discuss during this follow-up live webinar.

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Participation fee: € 190,- (excl. VAT)

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Overview

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the European Commission came up with two legislative packages: Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative (CRII) and Coronavirus Response Investment Initiative Plus (CRII+), which are amending the existing EU Regulations on ESI Funds. What are the key aspects of the new regulations? Which challenges do the Member States face when implementing the first projects under the amended regulations? What are the early lessons learnt? These are the pressing issues, which we plan to discuss during this follow-up live webinar.

Preliminary Programme

  • Presentation of key topics from the CRII and CRII+
  • Challenges for the Member States: How to most efficiently use ESI Funds for tackling the negative effects of the Coronavirus?
  • How to amend Operational Programmes and adapt eligibility rules?
  • What will happen with the delayed projects?
  • What about payment claims?
  • What about Performance Framework?
  • Experiences from Belgium, UK, Latvia and other Member States and early lessons learnt
  • Q&A

Methodology

A live webinar by Lexxion Publisher combines presentations, cases studies and discussions on practical problems. All speakers present live via video and audio. Participants can ask questions and actively engage in discussions at any time using the Q&A chat function.
The webinar materials are available for download after the event.
Upon request participants receive a certificate of participation.

Target Group

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of management, control and audit of ESI Funds, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
    • 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

What participants of the previous Webinar on COVID-19 and ESI Funds said:

Everything was perfect. The topic, the issues tackled, the presenters. I had again the feeling that we are one community. I had private chats with some speakers and they were really very helpful”.

“This webinar was extremely helpful, in order to understand the next steps of the Member States. Thank you very much!”

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Can I ask questions during the webinar?
Yes, there will be a chat option available. You can contact with the speakers directly to ask any question you may have.

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How do I contact the host of the webinar?
Please contact Anya Zuschke.

Friday, 5 June | 09:30-12:45

09:30

Presentation of Key Topics from the CRII and CRII+

  • What are the new rules from the European Commission?
  • What are the new possibilities of ESI Funds to address the Coronavirus crisis and its consequences, in compliance with the new rules?
Louis Vervloet General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Brussels
10:00

How to Amend your Operational Programmes and Adapt Eligibility Rules?

  • How to amend your Operational Programmes?
  • Examples of possible modifications of Operational Programmes
  • How to adapt eligibility rules in order to tackle the negative effects of the Coronavirus pandemic?
  • What will happen with the existing projects: should the project continue, should delivery date be extended, should the project be redesigned or should the project be suspended?
  • What will happen with the delayed projects?
  • What about the payment claims?
  • Performance Framework
Louis Vervloet General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Brussels
10:30

Experience from Belgium on the first projects under the amended regulations and early lessons learnt

Louis Vervloet General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Brussels
10:45

Q&A

11:00

Virtual Break

11:15

Experience from UK: “Re-purposing” existing contracted projects to provide an immediate Response to COVID-19

Simon Hannah ERDF Compliance and Quality Assurance Manager, East of England ERDF Growth Delivery Team, Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government, Cambridge
12:00

Experiences from Latvia on how to efficienty use ESI Funds to tackle the negative effects of the Coronavirus

Olga Guza Deputy Director of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
12:30

Q&A

12:45

End of the Live Webinar

Speakers

Louis Vervloet
General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Brussels

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

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Venue

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Webinar | 05.06.2020 | Online | Language: English

Participation fee:
€ 190,- (excl. VAT)

The German VAT of 19% will be added.

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