Europäische Struktur- und Investitionsfonds
Workshop |
09.06.2020 - 10.06.2020 |
Amsterdam |
Sprache: Englisch

How to Successfully Manage, Control and Audit IPA Funds

The workshop covers all the topics that you need for working in the field of IPA funded programmes and projects in the programming period 2014-2020 and beyond. Moreover, it also focuses on verifications, audit and control of these projects.

Our IPA Funds experts will give you a comprehensive overview on the legal basics and best practice.



From January 2007 onwards, the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) replaces a series of European Union programmes and financial instruments for candidate countries or potential candidate countries. However, implementation and control of Funds still creates a lot of challenges for the authorities in charge of their financial management, audit and control. At the same time, candidate and potential candidate countries have to get ready for new programming period 2021- 2027 (IPA III). What does this mean for the future? What challenges will it bring? Join our new Workshop on How to Manage, Control and Audit IPA Funds and discuss with us the hottest questions, changes and challenges.


  • Legal Framework of IPA Funds
  • Verifications, audit and control of IPA funded projects
  • Financial Instruments under the IPA and IPARD in the 2014-2020 programming period and beyond
  • Cross – Border Cooperation Programme
  • Best practices


  • Learn how to successfully handle IPA and IPARD projects in the programming period 2014-2020 and beyond.
  • Have a clear understanding of EU regulations which apply to IPA and IPARD.
  • Benefit from another candidate and/or potential candidate country’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 financial management, control and audit of IPA and IPARD Funds, especially from:
    • Ministy of Foreign Affairs
    • Ministry of Justice
    • Ministry of Finance
    • Ministry of Regional Development
    • Ministry for Agriculture
  • IPA and IPARD Funds experts from regional and local authorities
  • Auditors controlling and auditing IPA and IPARD funded programmes and projects
  • Experts from EU, National and regional Court of Auditors
  • Representatives of public authorities involved in cross-bored cooperation programmes
  • Experts from Institutions involved in implementation of IPA and IPARD Funds
  • Consultants and lawyers specialised on IPA and IPARD Funds
  • Beneficiaries of IPA and IPARD Funds


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.

Workshop Material – No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the workshop and/or conference you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Zrinka Mozara.

Tag 1: Dienstag, 9. Juni | 09:00 - 17:00


Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome by Lexxion and Introduction Round


Legal Framework of Rules of IPA II in 2014-2020 and Beyond

  • Legal requirements of the current programming period
  • What will change in 2021-2027

Coffee break & Networking


Verifications of IPA funded projects




Audit and Control of IPA funded projects 

  • Legal requirements for second level control
  • Audit findings and recommendations in system audits
  • Audit findings and recommendations in audits on operations/projects

Coffee break & Networking


Errors, Irregularities and Fraud in IPA Funds

  • How to avoid errors and irregularities
  •  Conducting fraud risk assessment and risk analysis
  • Prevention of fraud and corruption

End of Day 1

Tag 2: Mittwoch, 10. Juni | 09:00 - 15:00


Financial Instruments for IPA Funded Projects in the 2014-2020 Programming Period and Beyond

  • Legislative framework for Financial Instruments 2014-2020
  • How to make best use of IPA Funds
  • Success stories
  • Financial instruments in the current programming period and future reflections

Coffee break & Networking


Compliance of IPA with State Aid Law

  • How State aid rules make interplay with IPA funds
  • Application of State aid rules and procedures
  • Experiences and problems with compliance with State aid rules

Public Procurement Rules and IPA Funds

  • The European Procurement Legal Framework
  • Public procurement proceedings
  • Tendering phases
  • IPA Funds in Compliance with Public Procurement
  • Most common procurement questions and errors



Practical Examples of Cross – Border Cooperation


End of Workshop & Distribution of Certificates



Exclusive Venue in the Centre of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Niederlande
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Workshop | 09.06.2020 - 10.06.2020 | Amsterdam | Sprache: Englisch

Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde: € 1.240,- (exkl. USt)
Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr: € 1.640,- (exkl. USt)

21% USt (Niederlande) wird zusätzlich berechnet.

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