Simplified Costs Options & Financial Instruments

13-14 December 2018, Hamburg Mixing Simplified Costs Options (SCO) & Financial instruments in an efficient way. Learn to combine Financial Instruments and SCOs efficiently (packages): set-up of calls and selection of beneficiaries; ensure constant implementation of Financial Instruments ; ensure full application of SCO and in particular unit costs and lump sums anticipate the closure of the interventions; manage high-risk issues like State Aid and selection list the success conditions of monitoring, verification, effective and efficient day-to day management. Register Training Agenda & fees
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Errors, Irregularities and Fraud

16-17 April 2018, Bologna Assessing and Managing the Tolerable Error Rate. Learn to apply basic and advanced verification procedures with Susanne Volz and Severino Ostorero: obtain a roadmap for taking reliable and secure decisions in your daily work on errors, irregularities and fraud screen errors through concrete cases ensure first calculations of the Tolerable Error Rate and monitor it apply proportionate and efficient system prevention, detection and correction methods obtain an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s concept of antifraud measures; design and implement them in your workplace shift from documents/accounting control to an oupt/results model link ex-ante and ex-post checks
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Competition Rules | State Aid, Public Procurement, PPP

19-21 March 2018, Paris Mastering State Aid, Public Procurement, Public-private Partnership. Join us this March in Paris for a 3-day training with Alun Williams and Ignas Paukstys. We will: improve systems, procedures and tools to prevent, detect and correct errors, irregularities and fraud related to public procurement and state aid increase participants’ knowledge about the main public procurement aspects set up under the new Public Procurement Directives and the CJEU case law apply the 4 State Aid tests present examples of State Aid not prohibited by the Art. 107(1) TFEU tackle the new Guidances about GBER discuss sectoral rules and
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New Outlook for the Western Balkans’ EU Accession

On the 6th of February 2018 the Commission adopted a Strategy for a credible enlargement perspective and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The EU-Western Balkans Strategy is grounded on the 6 flagship initiatives targeting specific areas to support the transformation of the Western Balkans with specific actions from 2018-2020: rule of law security and migration socio-economic development transport and energy connectivity digital agenda reconciliation good neighbourly relations The Strategy also entails a gradual increase of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) until 2020: €1.07 billion
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Fonds européens : alerte en 2018 ?

Les fonds européens en France, ce n’est pas rien, 28 Mds d’€, et même si le raisonnement « en taux de retour » est réducteur, ce serait un comble de ne pas dépenser l’intégralité de ces fonds et de creuser notre contribution nette au budget européen. Pire que ça, ce serait nous priver d’opportunités de développement dans un contexte économique et social qui reste particulièrement tendu. Pas la peine de blâmer Bruxelles ici, c’est de notre pleine et entière responsabilité. 2 enjeux : la consommation immédiate des fonds, et la préparation de la prochaine génération des fonds. Sur le premier point, le bilan
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