European Structural and Investment Funds
Intensive Hybrid Course |
08.12.2021 - 10.12.2021 |
Vienna |
Language: English

Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds and Migration & Security Funds: Transition Towards 2021-2027

The common provision regulation (CPR, ((EU) 2021/1060) for the new programming period 2021-2027 extended the use of Simplified Cost Options has been published in June 2021. Starting from 2021, the contribution provided to the beneficiary from ERDF, ESF+, CF, EMFF, JTF, AMIF, ISF and BMVI shall mandatory take form of unit costs, lump sums or flat rates for all the projects under EUR 200.000. Therefore, public officials from Managing/Responsible Authorities, from Intermediate Bodies/Delegated Authorities, from Certifying and Audit Authorities, but also beneficiaries, need to know how to correctly make use of Simplified Cost Options (SCO).

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.  If this is your first online course with Lexxion, here’s a quick guide.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 1.490,- (excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email.: zuschke@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

The recently published  Common Provisions Regulation for the new programming period 2021-2027 extended the use of Simplified Cost Options. Starting from 2021, the contribution provided to the beneficiary from ERDF, ESF+, CF, EMFF, JTF, AMIF, ISF and BMVI shall mandatory take form of unit costs, lump sums or flat rates, for all the projects under EUR 200.000. Therefore, public officials from Managing/Responsible Authorities, from Intermediate Bodies/Delegated Authorities, from Certifying and Audit Authorities, but also beneficiaries, need to learn about the new requirements and how to adapt their working methods and procedures to this simplified method in compliance with eligibility rules and regularity of expenditures.

Programme

The three-day intensive hybrid course focuses on:

Day 1: Rules, Methodology and Calculation Methods of SCO for EU Funds

  • Regulatory framework and principles of SCO 2014-2020 versus 2021-2027
  • Calculation methods: Flat-rate financing, standard scales of unit costs and lump sums
  • Exercises and practical group work on calculation methods

Day 2: How to Establish the Methodology for Using SCO in your Programmes and Projects

  • Implementing SCO: Considerations for Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies, for Responsible and Delegated Authorities, for beneficiaries
  • Recommendations for a successful use of SCO in your Operational Programmes
  • Setting up simplified cost models for ERDF projects, ESF projects, Migration and Security Funds projects

Day 3: Verification and Audit of Simplified Cost Options

  • First-level control & verification of SCO
  • How to avoid errors and irregularities when using SCO
  • Audit of SCO
  • New mandatory requirement: Ex-ante assessment of SCO´s methodology

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of financial management, control and audit of ESI Funds and AMIF/ISF/BMVI, especially from
    • Managing Authorities
    • Responsible Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
    • Delegated Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • Regional and local authorities
    • Court of Auditors
  • Beneficiaries of EU funded projects, i.e.: Private and public companies, associations, research institutes
  • Bodies working in European Territorial Cooperation
  • Public and private banks and other financial intermediaries
  • International, national and local associations and networks
  • Consultants and lawyers

Methodology

The three-day intensive course 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.

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 € 299,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Julia Thiemann.

How to Join the Course Online

Zoom 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.

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.

How do I join the course online?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
  • Please install the zoom, if not done yet. Install here.
  • Please test your microphone and camera in advance. For this, follow these instructions.
  • Open the Zoom App, click on “Join a Meeeting”, enter your full name, so that we could recognise you, enter the ID and the Passcode, which we sent you, and wait in the waiting room, until our host will let you in.
  • Alternatively, it is possible to use Zoom through browser or through skype for business. BUT! Some functions are not available in these versions, therefore we highly recommend using the downloaded App.
  • Use your headset and camera.

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?
Yes, you should install Zoom app here.

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 Zoom 10 minutes before start. Our host will let you in in due time.

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.

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.

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.

| The detailled programme will be published here soon.

Following topics are on the agenda:

Day 1: Rules, Methodology and Calculation Methods of SCO for EU Funds

  • Regulatory framework and principles of SCO 2014-2020 versus 2021-2027
  • Calculation methods: Flat-rate financing, standard scales of unit costs and lump sums
  • Exercises and practical group work on calculation methods

Day 2: How to Establish the Methodology for Using SCO in your Programmes and Projects

  • Implementing SCO: Considerations for Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies, for Responsible and Delegated Authorities, for beneficiaries
  • Recommendations for a successful use of SCO in your Operational Programmes
  • Setting up simplified cost models for ERDF projects, ESF projects, Migration and Security Funds projects

Day 3: Verification and Audit of Simplified Cost Options

  • First-level control & verification of SCO
  • How to avoid errors and irregularities when using SCO
  • Audit of SCO
  • New mandatory requirement: Ex-ante assessment of SCO´s methodology

Speakers

Venue

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Vienna

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Vienna, Austria
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Intensive Hybrid Course | 08.12.2021 - 10.12.2021 | Vienna | 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 Vienna:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 2.230,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 2.630,- (excl. VAT)

Participation fees for online participation:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 1.490,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.890,- (excl. VAT)

20% VAT (Austria) 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 Vienna 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
Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds and Migration & Security Funds: Transition Towards 2021-2027 | Online
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.890,00
Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds and Migration & Security Funds: Transition Towards 2021-2027 | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.490,00
Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds and Migration & Security Funds: Transition Towards 2021-2027 | in Vienna
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€2.630,00
Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds and Migration & Security Funds: Transition Towards 2021-2027 | in Vienna
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€2.230,00










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