Europäische Struktur- und Investitionsfonds
Summer Course |
19.06.2024 - 21.06.2024 |
Valencia |
Sprache: Englisch

Summer Course: Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds

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The massive EU emergency and recovery packages of the last few years have significantly increased the risks of irregularities, fraud, and corruption. Thus, expanding the already high number of cases reported to the European Commission. Member States must work towards the minimisation and prevention of such rates, and fight against fraud and corruption on programme and project level.

Join us in Valencia for this summer course, which will prepare you for the daily challenges in your work with ESI funds. Our course combines presentations, case studies and discussions on practical problems with both our experts and participants from other Member States.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 2.550,- (excl. VAT)

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

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Methodology

The three-day Intensive Course offers the possibility to meet with experts from EU institutions and Member States as well as the private sector, academia, and diplomacy. Varied perspectives of our experienced trainers will support you in applying complex rules to your own daily practice.

To ensure that you get the best possible understanding of the topics at hand, our Intensive Course sessions combine theoretical presentations, case study analysis, and highly interactive discussions on practical issues. You will have ample opportunities to present your issues and exchange information and experiences with speakers and participants from other Member States.

Just send us your cases and questions in advance! We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the discussion. All relevant information will be treated confidentially.

Various social activities are organised for our participants to network with the experts and other participants in an informal atmosphere.

Intensive Course materials will be available for download after the event.

Who Should Participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge
    of management and control of ESI Funds, especially from

    • Managing Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities (2014-2020)
    • Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
  • ESI Funds experts from regional and local authorities and experts involved in ETC Programme
  • Auditors controlling and auditing ESI Funds programmes and projects
  • Experts from EU, National and regional Court of Audit
  • Experts from Institutions involved in implementation of ESIF
  • Consultants and lawyers specialized on 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 Tünde Sebők.

Group Discounts

Group registration of three or more participants will automatically receive a 10% discount.

We offer a 15% discount for groups of four and a 20% discount for groups of five participants. To take advantage of these discounts, please contact Tünde Sebók at Sebok@Lexxion.eu or call us at +49 (030)81 45 06 20. We will be happy to assist you with your group registration.

Programm

Tag 1: Mittwoch, 19. Juni | Full programme will be available soon.

Tagungsleiter
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
08:30 - 09:00

Registration and Welcome Coffee

09:00 - 11:30

Introduction Round and Fraud and Corruption in ESI Funds

  • Introduction Round
  • Play the NEW 2024 EU-awarded Anti-Fraud & Corruption Game, The Team Game
    An Introduction of the NEW Game and forming of the Teams.
  • EU Guiding Principles & Target Standards for Anti-Fraud and – Corruption
  • The Anti-Fraud Cycle, an introduction
  • The Essentials in Anti-Fraud &  Corruption, an introduction
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
11:30 - 12:00

Coffee Break

12:00 - 13:00

Irregularities Prevention and Detection – Current Requirements

  • Legal base
  • Procedures
  • Anti-fraud measures
Ivan Vinšćak Assistant Director, Development Agency, Zagreb
13:00 - 14:00

Lunch Break

14:00 - 15:00

Treatment and Reporting of Irregularities – Irregularities Management

  • Types of irregularities
  • Irregularity management
  • OLAF
Ivan Vinšćak Assistant Director, Development Agency, Zagreb
15:00 - 15:30

Coffee Break

15:30 - 16:30

Cases on How to Detect and Handle Irregularities and Financial Corrections

  • On the spot check
  • Investigation
  • Correction
  • Recovery
Ivan Vinšćak Assistant Director, Development Agency, Zagreb
16:30

End of Day 1

17:00 - 19:00

Guided Walking Tour of the City

19:00 - 21:00

Common Dinner

Tag 2: Donnerstag, 20. Juni

10:00 - 11:00

Most Common and Emerging Sources for Irregularities

  • What is an irregularity and the difference between error and fraud
  • Common irregularities, emerging themes and trends
  • Types of breaches
  • Potential new sources for irregularities
Simon Hannah Business Assurance and Risk Management Lead, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, Cambridge
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30

Common Procurement Errors

  • Regulatory requirements and the application of public procurement to ESI Funds.
  • Types of breaches and key areas of risk
  • Case study -Typical irregularities in the procurement cycle
Simon Hannah Business Assurance and Risk Management Lead, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, Cambridge
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30 - 14:30

Effective Management Verifications and Remedial Action Against Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds – Part 1

  • The regulatory framework and the role and obligations of Managing Authorities
  • Risk analysis and assessment in the application of proportionate verification
  • Finding errors before they become Irregularities
Simon Hannah Business Assurance and Risk Management Lead, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, Cambridge
14:30 - 15:00

Coffee Break

15:00 - 16:00

Effective Management Verifications and Remedial Action Against Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds – Part 2

  • Effective controls in programme and project lifecycles
  • Management and control: To test or to control?
  • Case study – Identification and prevention of potential risks in the project lifecycle
Simon Hannah Business Assurance and Risk Management Lead, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, Cambridge
16:00

End of Day 2

Tag 3: Freitag, 21. Juni

09:00 - 11:00

Fighting Fraud & Corruption in ESI Funds, RRF and Green Deal

  • Continuation of the NEW 2024 EU-awarded Anti-Fraud & Corruption Game, The Team
    Game
  • Improve your anti-fraud SKILLS by solving real world cases of Fraud and Corruption
  • Risks of corruption, bribery, manipulation, non-integrity
  • Anti-Fraud and – Corruption Symbols and Instrument
  • Analysing the risks: Identifying the risk cases
  • Jo’s Motto : To catch a Fraudster , you should (learn to) think like a Fraudster
  • Which methods and procedures can be implemented for prevention?
  • How to apply risk rating in the control activities?
  • How to design, implement and incorporate a culture of integrity effective anti-fraud
    policies, deterrence techniques and vigilance systems
  • Innovate the AFC by Introduction and Implementation of Risk Scoring Tools
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
11:00 - 11:30

Coffee Break

11:30 - 12:30

Live Demonstrations

Please bring your laptops!

  • Exercises on the introduction of the NEWEST and very sophisticated ITT (Intelligence
    Techniques and Tools) and innovative and sophisticated (audit) software as part of
    selection of operations, management verifications, effective anti-fraud measures,
    system audit, and audits on operations
    FOCUS on : Double Funding, Conflicts of Interest, Forgery and Fraud and Corruption
    in RRF
  • Successful tools of detection in times of crisis
  • How to use various IT tools (incl. how to detect possible electronic manipulations, to
    spot plagiarism using a special software) and IT-based tips and tricks
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Break

13:30-15:30

The Anti-fraud Game Individual, New edition 2024

(including a 15-minute break)

  • Strengthen your personal SKILLS in fighting fraud and corruption in ESI Funds
  • By playing the NEW 2024 EU- Awarded Individual Anti-Fraud Game
  • Test your healthy scepticism
  • Real world cases of fraud and corruption
  • Is there something out of ordinary?
  • Can you beat the fraudster?
  • A New way of thinking
  • The Winner takes it all, will it be you, or………the Fraudster
Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
15:30 - 16:00

Award Ceremony & Distribution of Certificates

Jo Kremers Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague
16:00

End of the Summer Course

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Jo Kremers
Former Senior Audit Manager, Audit Authority EU Funds, Ministry of Finance, The Hague

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Ivan Vinšćak
Assistant Director, Development Agency, Zagreb

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Simon Hannah
Business Assurance and Risk Management Lead, Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, Cambridge

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Summer Course | 19.06.2024 - 21.06.2024 | Valencia | Sprache: Englisch

Participation fees for participation in Valencia:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 2.550,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 2.750,- (excl. VAT)

VAT will be added if applicable.

+++ Group discounts are available! More under Details +++

Seating limit
The number of participants in Valencia is limited.

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

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Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Summer Course: Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds | Valencia
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€2.295,00 N/A
Summer Course: Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds | Valencia
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€2.550,00
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Summer Course: Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds | Valencia
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€2.475,00 N/A
Summer Course: Irregularities and Fraud in ESI Funds | Valencia
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€2.750,00

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