Europäische Struktur- und Investitionsfonds
Online Workshop |
27.08.2020 - 28.08.2020 |
Online |
Sprache: Englisch

How to Most Effectively Use Technical Assistance for ESI Funds Now and 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?

Join from wherever you are – high-quality content delivered to your (home) office. Please check your device compatibility to be ready to attend the webinar. This is your first webinar with Lexxion? Don’t worry, here’s a quick guide.

Starting from € 790,- (excl. VAT)



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


  • 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


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.

Bigmarker is our webinar platform. In order to join our webinar, please check your device compatibility first.

What do you need in order to join the webinar?

  • Speakers, Microphone; Camera is possible, if you would like to be seen during the webinar.
  • A wired connection is strongly recommended.
  • If your internet connection doesn´t work, you can join the webinar by telephone, using a dial-in number. In this case there might be additional telephone costs.

How to join the webinar?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the webinar.
  • Please check your device compatibility.
  • As soon as you get the invitation link: Please register for the webinar by clicking the invitation link.
  • 15 minutes before the webinar: Bring your headphones, click the invitation link, enter and enjoy the webinar!

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.


Why do I need to register before the webinar 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 webinar participants.

Will the webinar 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 online course, yes.

Do I need to install anything?
No. We expect you to have a browser.

Can I ask questions during the webinar?
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 webinar I’m attending?
15 minutes before the start. You only can enter if you have passed the system check.

May I leave the webinar and come back later?
Yes, just log in at a later time during the webinar.

May I access via Phone?
Yes, you can. Participating via phone means you can listen only. There may be telephone costs for dial-in.

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.

I failed the Firewall System Check – what can I do?
Please contact your IT department and have them open the necessary ports, which can be found here.

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 webinar?
Sure. Please message We need to have a separate testing before the start of the webinar.

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 webinar? is happy to help you.

Tag 1: Donnerstag, 27. August | The programme is currently being revised.


Registration & Welcome Coffee


Welcome by Lexxion and Introduction Round


Framework and Implementation of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds 2014-2020

  • 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

Coffee Break & Networking


Selection of Projects and Eligibility Rules in the Context of Technical Assistance

  • Eligibility of costs in TA
  • Selection criteria and indicators
  • Preparation and execution of contract agreements

Lunch Break


Simplified Approach 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

Practical examples of Simplified Cost Options in TA in different countries


Coffee Break & Networking


Lessons Learned in Technical Assistance from the Midterm Exam

  • Programme Strategy, Intervention Logic
  • Financial and Operational Mechanisms
  • Institutional Capacity
  • Consequences, the Role of TA in the Second Half of the Period
  • The Road to 2021+

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

End of Day 1

Tag 2: Freitag, 28. August


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?

Coffee Break & Networking


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

Lunch Break


Q & A and Open Questions


End of Workshop & Distribution of Certificates




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Online Workshop | 27.08.2020 - 28.08.2020 | Online | Sprache: Englisch

Reduzierte Teilnahmegebühr für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde: € 790,- (exkl. USt)
Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr: € 990,- (exkl. USt)

19% USt (Deutschland) wird zusätzlich berechnet.

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