Europäische Struktur- und Investitionsfonds
Intensive Online Course |
19.05.2021 - 21.05.2021 |
Online |
Sprache: Englisch

Implementation and Control of Financial Instruments for ESI Funds and Migration & Security Funds

With the growing importance of Financial Instruments (FI), it is of major relevance that all officials involved in the set-up, implementation and control of FI – both the managing/controlling bodies and the beneficiaries, both in 2014-2020 and in 2021-2027 – are aware of the applicable regulation and procedures. Join us during the upcoming intensive course and get prepared for the upcoming challenges!

Participate from wherever you are – high-quality content delivered to your (home) office. This is your first online course with Lexxion? Don’t worry, here’s a quick guide.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 1.490,- (online, excl. VAT)

Reservation: You are welcome to reserve your seat, which is financially non-binding. For this, please drop me an email: zuschke@lexxion.eu

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.

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Overview

The policy framework for ESI Funds, and for Migration & Security Funds emphasises the need for a more significant use of Financial Instruments (FI) within Funds in the new programming period 2021-2027. Managing Authorities and Responsible Authorities have to establish and implement FI in forms of loans, guarantees, equity and quasi equity. The overall goal is to improve the quality of projects supported with FI, as the financial support must be repaid. Another important topic when implementing FI is the proper monitoring, verification and control of FI. During these processes, Funds experts need to be aware of the public procurement and State aid regulations. Irregularities at any stage can lead to repayments and financial corrections. Join us during the upcoming intensive course and get prepared for the upcoming challenges!

Who should participate?

  • Employees responsible for set up, monitoring and auditing of Financial Instruments in:
    • ESIF Managing Authorities, Intermidiate Bodies, Certifying Authorities and Audit Authorities
    • AMIF/ISF/BMVI Reponsible Authorities, Delegated Authorities, Audit Authorities
    • Holding Funds
    • Financial Intermediaries
  • Experts involved in the implementation of FI in public authorities such as:
    • National ministries
    • Regional and local governments
    • City councils
    • National and Regional Development Agencies
    • Research institutes
  • Lawyers and consultants specialised in public affairs
  • Public and National Promotional Banks
  • Private sector financial institutions and Stakeholders

Methodology

The three-day intensive course offers the possibility to meet with experts from EU institutions, Member States 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, a mix of learning methods will be applied in the course.

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 on practical problems. You will have ample opportunity to present your own 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 course. All information concerning such problems and cases will be treated confidentially.

Course materials are available for download after the event.

Online Course

During the online course by Lexxion Publisher all speakers present live via video and audio. Participants are actively involved in the online courses. By offering our participants the possibility to use their microphones and cameras during the whole course, we aim to recreate the atmosphere of a face-to-face Lexxion course. We encourage our participants to ask questions in real time and to take part in live discussions with speakers and other participants. Additionally, we offer breakout sessions, as part of this format, where participants work in smaller groups on real-life cases and exercises. During these exercises, participants have the technical possibility to see other group members and talk to them (using microphone and camera). Moreover, we make use of different interactive features of the online platform, such as polls, multiple choice questions and quizzes. This way participants can test their knowledge on the topic, anonymously. There are ample opportunities for the participants to present their own problematic issues, discuss and solve them with the speakers and participants from other Member States.


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 Anya Zuschke.

How to Join the Course Online

Zoom is the platform for online participation in this course. In order to join the course online, please check your device compatibility first.

What do I need in order to join the course online?

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

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

 

How do I join the course online?

  • Choose the computer from which you would like to follow the course.
  • Please install the zoom, if not done yet. Install here.
  • Please test your microphone and camera in advance. For this, follow these instructions.
  • Open the Zoom App, click on „Join a Meeeting“, enter your full name, so that we could recognise you, enter the ID and the Passcode, which we sent you, and wait in the waiting room, until our host will let you in.
  • Alternatively, it is possible to use Zoom through browser or through skype for business. BUT! Some functions are not available in these versions, therefore we highly recommend using the downloaded App.
  • Use your headset and camera.

FAQ for Online Participation

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

Will the course 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 course, yes.

Do I need to install anything?
Yes, you should install Zoom app here.

Can I ask questions during the course?
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 course I’m attending?
Please enter Zoom 10 minutes before start. Our host will let you in in due time.

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

May I access via Phone?
Yes, you can. Participating via phone means you can listen only.

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.

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 course?
Sure. Please message events@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 course?
events@lexxion.eu is happy to help you

Tag 1: Mittwoch, 19. Mai

Regulations Applicable for Financial Instruments

09:00

Introduction and Greeting Words

09:30

Financial Instruments (FI): Objectives, Main Rules and Regulatory Framework 2014-2020 and 2021-2027

  • What are Financial Instruments
  • Centralized and decentralized FI
  • The legislative framework: Common Provision Regulation, Delegated and Implementing Regulations, European Commission Guidelines for the Member States, Omnibus Regulation, the Proposal for CPR 2021-2027)
  • Models for Financial Instruments
  • Fund of Funds
  • Tailor-made and off-the-shelf FI
  • Requirements on Funds of Funds/ financial intermediaries (from Delegated Act and CPR) and their liability
  • Ex-ante assessment and investment strategy: role, structure, update
  • Selection of bodies implementing FI
  • Funding Agreement: role and structure
  • Main types of financial instruments and adequate implementation structures: Loans, Guarantees, Equity and Quasi-Equity
  • What are the novelties for Financial Instruments in 2021-2027
Marek Szczepański Former Managing Director in BGK (National Development Bank), responsible for Financial Instruments; Owner of MWS Consulting, Warsaw
10:30

Break

10:45

Implications of the Pandemic on Financial Instruments

11:45

Break

12:15

Preparing for Financial Instruments 2021-2027

  • Which stage of preparing for Financial Instruments 2021-2027 are you now?
  • Ex-ante assessment of Financial Instruments 2021-2027
  • Merge of loans and grants in 2021-2027
  • Selection of bodies implementing Financial Instruments in 2021-2027
13:45

Break

13:55

Financial Instruments for Migration and Security Funds in 2021-2027

  • Report on possibilities of integration of legally residing migration population into the labor market by means of FI
Krasimir Nikolov Chief Internal Auditor in the Audit Authority at the Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria
14:55

How to Get Ready for Closing of Financial Instruments 2014-2020

15:30

End of Day 1

Tag 2: Donnerstag, 20. Mai

Practical Implementation of Financial Instruments

09:15

Set Up and Implementation of Financial Instruments in Practice (Group work in breakout rooms)

Participants can describe problems they have in programming and implementing Financial Instruments. Participants learn how to set up and implement FIs with hands-on practical examples and cases. The cases will cover – among others – selection of bodies implementing FIs, update of ex-ante assessment and investment strategy, set-up of loan and guarantee instruments (identification of target group, optimal implementation structure, main parameters of the financial products and results indicators)

Marek Szczepański Former Managing Director in BGK (National Development Bank), responsible for Financial Instruments; Owner of MWS Consulting, Warsaw
10:45

Break

11:00

Structuring and Implementation of Loan Instruments

  • General rules
  • Key parameters of loans to be decided
  • Group work in breakout rooms: Case studies from Poland (BGK and EIB/EIF)
Marek Szczepański Former Managing Director in BGK (National Development Bank), responsible for Financial Instruments; Owner of MWS Consulting, Warsaw
12:15

Break

12:45

Structuring and Implementation of Guarantee Instruments

  • General rules
  • Key parameters of guarantee to be decided
  • Group work in breakout rooms: case studies from Poland (incl. Loan Portfolio Guarantee for Innovative SMEs – guarantee supported by interest rate subsidy)
Marek Szczepański Former Managing Director in BGK (National Development Bank), responsible for Financial Instruments; Owner of MWS Consulting, Warsaw
14:00

Break

14:15

Structuring and Implementation of Equity Instruments

  • General rules
  • Terms of rules: management fee, hurdle rate
  • The economics of a fund including costs related to compliance
  • Rationale for equity financial instruments
  • Characteristics of successful equity financial instruments
  • Group work in breakout rooms: Case studies from Hungary
15:30

End of Day 2

Tag 3: Freitag, 21. Mai

Monitoring, Verification and Audit of Financial Instruments

09:15

First Level Control and Verification of Financial Instruments (Perspective from the Managing Authority)

  • Regulatory requirements
  • Indicators and milestones for Financial Instruments
  • How to verify FIs and what needs to be verified
  • Verification of the investment strategy
  • Management costs and fees
  • Cooperation with an Audit Authority
10:15

Break

10:25

Audit and Control of Financial Instruments (Perspective from the Audit Authority)

  • Audit requirements for Financial Instruments
  • New challenges for 2021-2027
Agnese Abula Senior Expert of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
11:30

Management of and Most Common Irregularities in Financial Instruments

  • Definition of an irregularity and difference between error and irregularity
  • Who can determine irregularities?
  • Overview on most common types of irregularities in Financial Instruments
  • Which irregularities can be identified by first level controllers?
  • Which irregularities are typically identified by auditors?
  • How to treat irregularities?
Agnese Abula Senior Expert of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia
12:30

Break

13:00

Ensuring Compliance of Financial Instruments with State Aid Rules

  • The concept of State aid and its application to Financial Instruments
  • De minimis
  • General Block Exemption Regulation (Risk finance aid and Start-up aid)
  • Guidelines for Risk Finance Calculation of Grant Gross Equivalent (GGE)
  • How to ensure that financial intermediaries pass all aid to final beneficiaries
  • Challenges resulting from State aid to promote risk finance investments
  • Tax incentives for private investors
  • The notification procedure
Anita Gyürkés Head of Department, State Aid Monitoring Office, Budapest
(invited)
14:05

Break

14:15

Ensuring Compliance of Financial Instruments with Public Procurement

  • What to be aware of during a procurement process
  • Design of competitive calls for projects financed through Financial Instruments – working on practical exercises in small groups
15:15

End of the Course

Referenten

Marek Szczepański
Former Managing Director in BGK (National Development Bank), responsible for Financial Instruments; Owner of MWS Consulting, Warsaw

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Krasimir Nikolov
Chief Internal Auditor in the Audit Authority at the Ministry of Interior, Bulgaria

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Agnese Abula
Senior Expert of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia

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Anita Gyürkés
Head of Department, State Aid Monitoring Office, Budapest

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Tagungsort

Online

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Online, Deutschland
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Intensive Online Course | 19.05.2021 - 21.05.2021 | Online | Sprache: Englisch

Teilnahmegebühren für die Online-Teilnahme:
Ermäßigte Gebühr für Behördenangehörige und Vollzeitakademiker: € 1.490,- (exkl. USt)
Reguläre Teilnahmegebühr: € 1.890,- (exkl. USt)

19% USt (Deutschland) wird zusätzlich berechnet. Für die Online-Teilnahme gilt zusätzlich: Kunden aus dem EU-Ausland mit gültiger USt-IdNr. bekommen eine Rechnung ohne USt (Reverse-Charge).

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