Europäische Struktur- und Investitionsfonds
Intensive Hybrid Course |
26.06.2024 - 28.06.2024 |
Amsterdam |
Sprache: Englisch

Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds

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Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) are an innovative way of reimbursing grants and repayable assistance that reduces administrative costs and burden. The Common Provisions Regulation for the 2021-2027 programming period has extended the use of SCOs, making it even more important to know how to apply them efficiently.

What are the best ways of facilitating the design and assessment of SCOs and their implementation under ESI-funded programmes?

Our hybrid course in Amsterdam & online aims to find answers to this question, involving the participants in discussions about their issues and providing them with both theoretical guidance and practical examples.

Participants receive a certificate upon participation.

Starting from € 1.590,- (excl. VAT)

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

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Details

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of financial management, control and audit, especially from
    • Managing Authorities
    • Responsible Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
    • Delegated Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • 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

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.


Workshop Material – No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the workshop you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event. The price is 299€ (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Valeria Lotti.

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 Valeria Lotti at Lotti@lexxion.eu or call us at +49 (030)81 45 06 15. We will be happy to assist you with your group registration.

Programm

Tag 1: Mittwoch, 26. Juni | The programme may be subject to change.

09:00

Registration & Welcome Coffee

09:15

Programme Level Financial Management

  • Challenges with defining SCOs and how to overcome them
  • DOs & DONTs when drafting and implementing SCOs
  • Challenges with Technical Assistance as a flat rate
Oana Cristea Head of Unit in the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration of Romania at the General Directorate for EU Territorial Cooperation
10:45

Coffee Break

11:15

How to Avoid Errors and Irregularities when Using SCOs?

  • Risk factors & mitigation measures
  • Main errors in defining SCOs
  • Common potential errors in implementing SCOs and how to prevent them
Oana Cristea Head of Unit in the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration of Romania at the General Directorate for EU Territorial Cooperation
12:45

Lunch Break

14:00

Control & Verification of Simplified Cost Options

  • Rules and control procedures
  • Programme level methodologies
  • DOs & DONTs when checking SCOs
Oana Cristea Head of Unit in the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration of Romania at the General Directorate for EU Territorial Cooperation
15:30

Coffee Break

15:45

Risk-Based Management Verifications

  • Drafting the programme level methodology
  • Extension of verifications
  • Updating the methodology and embedding audit results
Oana Cristea Head of Unit in the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration of Romania at the General Directorate for EU Territorial Cooperation
17:00

End of Day 1

Tag 2: Donnerstag, 27. Juni | The programme may be subject to change.

09:00

Setting up & implementing Lump Sums for ESI Funds incl. DG HOME Funds (AMIF, ISF, BMVI)

  • Lump Sums developments
  • Lump Sums under synergy (AMIF, ESF+, ERDF)
  • Good practices & working groups
Krasimir Nikolov Chief Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria) & external expert (physical person) in the European Research Executive Agency at the European Commission
10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

How to make use of FNLCs in ESI Funds incl. DG HOME Funds

  • What is FNLCs and why to use it
  • How to design FNLCs
  • Good practices & working groups
Krasimir Nikolov Chief Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria) & external expert (physical person) in the European Research Executive Agency at the European Commission
12:30

Lunch Break

13:45

Types of SCOs used in Cohesion Policy (Practical Session)

  • Unit costs, flat rates, lump sums, FNLC – with practical examples
  • SCOs and State Aid rules, Public Procurements rules
  • SCO Network meetings & Riga meeting March 2024 outcomes
  • Future outlook for ESIF with SCOs, post 2027 discussions
Inese Levana Senior Auditor of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia, AFCOS Member, Riga
15:00

Coffee Break

15:15

Ex-ante Assessment of SCO Methodologies

  • Requirement to involve AAs in SCO methodology assessment ex-ante
  • EC working document on partnerships between AAs and MAs
  • Practical ex-ante assessment process in Latvia
  • Case study of a lump sum methodology development
Inese Levana Senior Auditor of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia, AFCOS Member, Riga
16:30

End of Day 2

18:00

Boat Tour followed by a Social Dinner

Tag 3: Freitag, 28. Juni | The programme may be subject to change.

09:00

Legal Framework of SCOs

  • New programming period 2021/2027 and differences from 2014/2020 – emphasis on requirements for auditors
  • Guideline on the use of SCOs from the European Commission (27.5.2021 final version) – insight in the recommendations listed for auditors
Tamara Kičić Senior Auditor, Service for Audit of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)/Service for Audit of European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Agency for the Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb
10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Audit Aspects of SCOs

  • Breakdown of the audit of SCOs – system audit and audits of operations
  • Walkthrough of the SCOs checklist used in audit
  • Audit expectations from MA and IBs in 2021/2027
  • Importance of the audit trail
Tamara Kičić Senior Auditor, Service for Audit of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)/Service for Audit of European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Agency for the Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb
12:30

Lunch Break

13:30

Workshop Session

  • Case studies on the audit role in SCOs: how to avoid errors
Tamara Kičić Senior Auditor, Service for Audit of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)/Service for Audit of European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Agency for the Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb
14:45

End of Course & Distribution of Certificates

Referenten

Oana Cristea
Head of Unit in the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration of Romania at the General Directorate for EU Territorial Cooperation

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Krasimir Nikolov
Chief Internal Auditor in the Ministry of Interior (Bulgaria) & external expert (physical person) in the European Research Executive Agency at the European Commission

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Inese Levana
Senior Auditor of EU Funds Audit Department, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Latvia, AFCOS Member, Riga

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Tamara Kičić
Senior Auditor, Service for Audit of European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)/Service for Audit of European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund (EMFAF), Agency for the Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System (Croatian Audit Authority), Zagreb

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Tagungsort

Linnaeusstraat 89,
Amsterdam, Niederlande

Online-Anmeldung

Intensive Hybrid Course | 26.06.2024 - 28.06.2024 | Amsterdam | Sprache: Englisch

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

Participation fees for online participation:
Reduced fee for public authorities and full-time academics: € 1.590,- (excl. VAT)
Regular fee: € 1.990,- (excl. VAT)

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

VAT will be added if applicable.

Seating limit
The number of participants in Amsterdam is limited.

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

Where do you want to participate?

Tickets

Ticket Type Price Spaces
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds | Amsterdam
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€2.295,00 N/A
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds | Amsterdam
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€2.475,00 N/A
Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds | Amsterdam
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€2.550,00
Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds | Amsterdam
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€2.750,00
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.431,00 N/A
Early Bird / Frühbucherrabatt | Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds | Online
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.791,00 N/A
Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds | Online
Reduced fee for public authorities / Reduzierter Preis für Angehörige einer Hochschule/Behörde
€1.590,00
Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds | Online
Regular fee / Regulärer Preis
€1.990,00

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