European Structural and Investment Funds
Interactive Workshop |
27.08.2020 - 28.08.2020 |
Rome |
Language: English

Successful Closing and Effective Usage of Technical Assistance in 2021-2027

The upcoming advanced workshop for public officials from Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities as well as Intermediate Bodies will provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical examples for your daily practice and answer your individual questions regarding the working area of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds.

Which costs are eligible in TA and which are non-eligible? What kind of support can be delivered to beneficiaries with TA money? What are the impacts and effectiveness in monitoring the delivery of Technical Assistance in Member States? What is needed in documentation regarding the audit of Technical Assistance and how to avoid irregularities? How to close the Operational Programmes?

Starting from € 1.240,- (excl. VAT)

Reservation: Of course, you can also reserve your seat, which is non-binding. Therefore, please drop me an email.

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.

Of course, 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
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Programme

The two-day advanced workshop focuses on the following topics:

  • Framework of Technical Assistance
  • Selection Criteria and Eligibility Rules for Technical Assistance
  • Successful Management of Technical Assistance
  • Simplified Approach towards Technical Assistance
  • How to Support Institutions, Beneficiaries and Partners with Technical Assistance Money?
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Technical Assistance
  • Audit of Technical Assistance
  • Evolution and Future of Technical Assistance in 2021-2027

Benefits

  • Learn how to most effectively use Technical Assistance.
  • Have a clear understanding of EU regulations apply.
  • Benefit from another Member State’s experience and learn good practices.
  • Have a platform to exchange ideas and challenges within their organisation and receive practical advice on current cases.

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of implementation and management of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds 2014-2020, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities;
    • Certifying Authorities;
    • Audit Authorities;
    • Intermediate Bodies;
    • regional and local authorities; and
    • Beneficiaries of EU funded projects, such as:
      • private and public companies
      • associations; and
      • research institutes.
    • Bodies working in European Territorial Cooperation
    • Public and private banks and other financial intermediaries
    • International, national and local associations and networks

Methodology

The participants will be actively involved in the workshop. The sessions will combine presentations and discussions on practical problems. You will have ample opportunities to present your own problematic 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 training. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

Day 1: Thursday, 27 August

09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:30

Welcome by Lexxion and Introduction Round

10:00

Legal Framework and Practical Implementation of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds

  • The role of TA for the implementation of ESI Funds
  • Main actors involved in management of TA
  • Implementing procedures and reporting requirements
  • The contribution of TA to increased effectiveness
Zsuzsanna Kondor Researcher, National University of Public Service, Budapest
(TBC)
11:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30

Project Selection and Eligibility Rules in the Context of Technical Assistance

  • Eligibility of costs in TA
  • Selection criteria and indicators
  • Preparation and execution of contract agreements
Urszula Wojcik Chief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland
(TBC)
12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Simplified Management towards Technical Assistance

  • How to reduce the administrative burden for beneficiaries?
  • Overview on Simplified Cost Options
  • Practical examples of Simplified Cost Options in TA in different countries
Urszula Wojcik Chief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland
(TBC)
15:00

Coffee Break & Networking

15:30

New Challenges for the Programming Period 2021-2027

  • Evolution of TA and new regulations for years 2021-2027
  • Flat rate or real costs TA – pros and cons
  • State of negotiation on TA 2021-2027
Urszula Wojcik Chief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland
(TBC)
16:15

Closure of Operational Programme Technical Assistance

  • Key players in closure process
  • Principle, objectives, tasks and timelines
  • Lessons learned from the 2007-2013 closure
Giorgio Centurelli Senior Expert for EU Structural Funds, Auditor of OPs Emilia-Romagna Region ERDF and ESF, Italy
(TBC)
17:15

End of Day 1

Day 2: Friday, 28 August

09:00

Workshop: Monitoring and Evaluation of Technical Assistance

  • Indicators of performance
  • Control of costs
  • How to calculate eligible and reasonable budgets for the applicants?
  • How to verify the expenditures?
Giorgio Centurelli Senior Expert for EU Structural Funds, Auditor of OPs Emilia-Romagna Region ERDF and ESF, Italy
(TBC)
11:00

Coffee Break & Networking

11:30

Workshop: Audit of Technical Assistance

  • Audit methodologies
  • How should TA Managers get prepared to Audit of TA?
  • System audits and audits of operations
  • Difference between audit of TA and audit of other operations
  • Common mistakes
Olga Guza Deputy Director of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
(TBC)
13:30

Lunch Break

14:30

Q & A and Open Questions

15:00

End of Workshop & Distribution of Certificates

Speakers

Zsuzsanna Kondor
Researcher, National University of Public Service, Budapest

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Urszula Wojcik
Chief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland

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Giorgio Centurelli
Senior Expert for EU Structural Funds, Auditor of OPs Emilia-Romagna Region ERDF and ESF, Italy

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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

Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Rome

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Rome, Italy
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Interactive Workshop | 27.08.2020 - 28.08.2020 | Rome | Language: English

Participation Fees
Reduced fee for public authorities: € 790,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 990,- (excl. VAT)

The German VAT of 19% will be added.

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
How to Most Effectively Use Technical Assistance for ESI Funds Now and in 2021-2027
Regular fee / Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr
€1.640,00
How to Most Effectively Use Technical Assistance for ESI Funds Now and in 2021-2027
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00

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