Europäische Struktur- und Investitionsfonds
Hybrid Workshop |
03.11.2022 - 04.11.2022 |
Rome |
Sprache: Englisch

Financial Management, Control and Audit of ESI Funds in 2021-2027

Ensuring efficient and reliable controls as well as drawing up, certifying and submitting payment applications and annual accounts to the European Commission can be challenging. Meeting the requirements and assessment criteria in system audits and audit of accounts can also be quite complicated. Indeed, irregularities and fraud at any stage of such processes can lead to repayments and financial corrections.

So join us in Rome and/or online to learn how to strengthen your national financial controls and how to correctly implement the respective verifications and audits.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 990,- (excl. VAT)

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Methodology

A workshop by Lexxion Publisher offers the possibility to meet with experts from Member States and EU institutions, 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, we employ a mixture of learning methods.

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 of practical problems. You will have ample opportunity to present your own issues and discuss them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.

You can 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.

Course materials will be available to download after the event.

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities dealing with different aspects of financial management and control of ESI Funds, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Responsible Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
    • Delegated Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
  • ESI Funds experts from regional and local authorities and experts involved in ETC Programmes
  • Auditors controlling and auditing ESI Funds programmes and projects
  • Experts from EU, national and regional Court of Auditors
  • Experts from Institutions involved in implementation of ESI funds
  • Consultants and lawyers specialised in ESI Funds
  • Beneficiaries of EU funded projects

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.

Tag 1: Donnerstag, 3. November

09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:30

Financial Management and Control Requirements

  • Legal Framework – Novelties for 2021-2027
  • Simplification and management verifications
  • Roles and responsibilities of the bodies involved – novelty of the accounting function
  • Cooperation between Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies
  • Tools for improving the control skills of personnel
Alina Ploae Counsellor in the Managing Authority for Romania-Serbia IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme and INTERREG IPA Cross border Cooperation Romania Serbia Programme, Directorate -MA for European Territorial Cooperation Programmes
10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Preparing for Control Activities

  • Lessons Learnt from 2014-2020
  • Eligibility of expenditure
  • Dealing with personnel and overhead costs
  • Simplified Cost Options and control
  • New rules for technical assistance
Alina Ploae Counsellor in the Managing Authority for Romania-Serbia IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme and INTERREG IPA Cross border Cooperation Romania Serbia Programme, Directorate -MA for European Territorial Cooperation Programmes
12:00

Lunch Break

13:30

Effective Management Controls in ESI Funds

  • Guidelines for Management Controls
  • Risk-based management verifications
  • Strategy and planning: Administrative vs. on-the-spot controls
  • Record-keeping and reporting requirements
  • Putting together a methodology for on-the-spot controls
  • The importance of documentation in the verification process
Alina Ploae Counsellor in the Managing Authority for Romania-Serbia IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme and INTERREG IPA Cross border Cooperation Romania Serbia Programme, Directorate -MA for European Territorial Cooperation Programmes
14:30

Coffee Break

15:00

Management of and Most Common Irregularities in ESI Funds

  • Irregularity vs. error
  • Most common types of irregularities
  • Who can determine irregularities?
  • Which irregularities can be identified by controllers?
  • Which irregularities are typically identified by auditors?
  • How to treat irregularities?
  • What about fraud: Are you able to catch a fraudster?
Alina Ploae Counsellor in the Managing Authority for Romania-Serbia IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme and INTERREG IPA Cross border Cooperation Romania Serbia Programme, Directorate -MA for European Territorial Cooperation Programmes
16:00

End of Day 1

Tag 2: Freitag, 4. November

09:00

Challenges for Audit Authorities

  • Scope of system audits, audits of operations and audits of accounts
  • Enhanced proportionate arrangements: consequences
  • Challenges of ex-ante assessment of the SCO methodology
  • Ensuring flexibility in times of crisis: Lessons learnt from 2014-2020
Florina Munteanu Acting Director, Audit Department for the Regional Operational Programmes, Romanian Audit Authority within the Romanian Court of Accounts
10:00

Coffee Break

10:30

Findings in System Audits, Audit of Operations, State Aid and Public Procurement

  • Audit findings and recommendations
  • Planning, execution and reporting of the audit of projects
  • Audit visits: Preparation and the expectations of audit authorities
  • Use of expert institutions in public procurement and state aid
  • Practical examples
Florina Munteanu Acting Director, Audit Department for the Regional Operational Programmes, Romanian Audit Authority within the Romanian Court of Accounts
12:00

Lunch Break

13:30

Audit of Simplified Cost Options in 2021-2027

  • Using SCO: Considerations for Audit Authorities
  • Ensuring good cooperation between Managing and Audit Authorities
  • Practical exercises on eligibility of costs: How to avoid errors and irregularities in SCO
Marina Mandac Head of Department for Methodology, Service for Support to Audit Processes, Sector for Management of Horizontal Processes. Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb.
14:15

Annual Control Report and Audit Opinion Reported by Audit Authorities

  • Annual Control Report (ACR)
  • Annexes to the Annual Control Report
  • Audit Opinion
Marina Mandac Head of Department for Methodology, Service for Support to Audit Processes, Sector for Management of Horizontal Processes. Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb.
15:00

Coffee Break

15:30

Audit Trail

  • Availability of Documents
  • Single Audit Arrangements
  • Programme Closure and Durability Requirements
Marina Mandac Head of Department for Methodology, Service for Support to Audit Processes, Sector for Management of Horizontal Processes. Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb.
16:00

End of the Workshop & Distribution of Certificates

Referenten

Alina Ploae
Counsellor in the Managing Authority for Romania-Serbia IPA Cross-Border Cooperation Programme and INTERREG IPA Cross border Cooperation Romania Serbia Programme, Directorate -MA for European Territorial Cooperation Programmes

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Florina Munteanu
Acting Director, Audit Department for the Regional Operational Programmes, Romanian Audit Authority within the Romanian Court of Accounts

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Marina Mandac
Head of Department for Methodology, Service for Support to Audit Processes, Sector for Management of Horizontal Processes. Agency for Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb.

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Hybrid Workshop | 03.11.2022 - 04.11.2022 | Rome | Sprache: Englisch

Participation fees for participation face-to-face in Rome:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: 1.240,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.640,- (excl. VAT)

Participation fees for online participation:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 990,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.290,- (excl. VAT)

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Rome is limited.

Please contact events@lexxion.eu if you have technical problems with the booking. 

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Ticket-Typ Preis Plätze
Financial Management, Control and Audit of ESI Funds in 2021-2027 | Rome
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.240,00
Financial Management, Control and Audit of ESI Funds in 2021-2027 | Rome
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.640,00
Financial Management, Control and Audit of ESI Funds in 2021-2027 | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€990,00
Financial Management, Control and Audit of ESI Funds in 2021-2027 | Online
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.290,00










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