Europäische Struktur- und Investitionsfonds
Webinar |
28.05.2020 |
Online |
Sprache: Englisch

First Level Control & Verifications: What are the Challenges for the New Programming Period

Receive guidance on how to improve your strategies for administrative and on-the-spot verifications and how to verify the eligibility of expenditure, Simplified Cost Options, State aid and public procurement. Become familiar with how to handle irregularities and financial corrections. Deepen your knowledge in managing verifications, financial management and first level control.

Join us 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.

Please register in time. Share this event with your colleagues working within the area of ESI Funds.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Participation fee: € 190,- (excl. VAT)

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Overview

First level control plays a crucial role in financial management and control system of ESI Funds 2014-2020 and beyond. Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies have to conduct administrative and on-the-spot verifications in order to ensure efficient and reliable first level control procedure. High quality controls take time and resources, especially bearing in mind that controllers are often asked to control 100% of expenditures. There are many complex areas of control, such as State aid and public procurement, which require specific expertise. Furthermore public officials in charge of first level control have to constantly conduct risk assessment in ESIF programmes and projects and have to be aware of preventing and detecting errors and irregularities, especially in cases of public procurement. Serious shortcomings can lead to repayments and financial corrections.

Methodology

A live webinar by Lexxion Publisher combines presentations, cases studies and discussions on practical problems. All speakers present live via video and audio. Participants can ask questions and actively engage in discussions at any time using the Q&A chat function.
The webinar materials are available for download after the event.
Upon request participants receive a certificate of participation.

Benefits

  • Learn how to conduct management verifications most effectively in the new programming period.
  • 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 first-level control and audit, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
    • 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 specialised on ESI Funds

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 headset and eventually camera, click the invitation, 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.

FAQ

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.

Why can’t I see the presenter?
Please check your bandwith. We highly recommend a strong bandwith of 10 Mbps.

Will the webinar be recorded?
Yes, it will be recorded.

Do I need a microphone?
No, you do not.

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

Can I ask questions during the webinar?
Yes, there will be a chat option available. You can contact with the speakers directly to ask any question you may have.

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 webinar@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 webinar?
Please contact Hanne Goldbeck.

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