Autumn Seminars : Early Call !

This fall, ETCP invites you to 4 trainings, pre-register now and enjoy discounts on fees! If you’re looking for professional trainings integrating up-to-date discussions at EU level for 2021 and best practices from all Member States, please consider these 4 options of seminars. These seminars are not conferences or presentations of individual cases but on-the-job training increasing qualification and skills for managers and officers dealing every day with EU Funds.   In October, 2 seminar in Rome and Athens “Risks Management”, Rome The training will be host by Franck Sottou and Raili Trupp, our expert in Management, Control Systems, Risk
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“Annual Closure & Irregularities” in Dubrovnik

Talking about “Annual Closure & Irregularities” in Dubrovnik In November, ETCP invites you to a new session of our training hosted by our specialist Goran Zakanji and our special guest Peter Vlasveld Main objectives : • Lesson from the past: key irregularities and fraud, key alerts from auditors, key obstacles to closure and where they come from, key steps to ensure full and balance closure (process and planning); • Specific problems and discussion of best practises: operations: outputs delivered? • Operations closed? Phasing and functional operations; • What about financial engineering instruments: specific issues about beneficiaries/recipients/outputs and results; • Programmes: outputs achieved? Identifying the
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5 Days in July : Last Call !

 “Covering EU Funds Management from A to Z”, Last Call!  Last seats are availbale for our new training “5 Days, Covering EU Funds Management from A to Z”, which will take place in Paris from 01 to 05 July. Join our team in Paris to become a better qualified officer by getting an in-depth overview of all the steps of EU Funds Management programme and projects and anticipate the next generation of EU funds and in particular output-based approach & simplified costs options.   Training will be hosted by Franck Sottou and Guests: Franck is the CEO of ETCP. With
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New seminar in September : Urban & Circular Economy

    “Urban & Circular Economy: How to make it Smart ? “ A new topic to discover in September. Fostering a transition towards smarter & greener cities with EU-Funded projects and programmes. In September, ETCP organize a special Study Visit, strictly limited to maximum 20 participants.   Target Group :  • Decision makers at European, national and regional levels and senior officials involved in management of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) • Stakeholders to be involved in programming for the 2021 2027 phase of EU Cohesion Policy LEARNING OBJECTIVES: • Full understanding of the Circular Economy concept and its strategic
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SCO & Simplification Workshop in Madrid

Ensuring simplification of projects, programmes & control systems Simplification is in the air. From a gentle invitation from Commission to a strict obligation for small projects, managing authorities and IB shall apply the options in a secure & simple way. This is the occasion to look to the best practices for « soft » actions but also for investment / infrastructure projects in terms of unit costs and lump sums. This seminar, as a workshop, is also going all throughout the project cycle management to track down all possibilities and success conditions of simplification (from application to contract and verification & monitoring
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Gestion de projet : et si la Révolution venait de Bruxelles ?

A quoi bon demander des fonds européens ? C’est complexe, chronophage, le porteur de projet est noyé dans les formulaires, pièces justificatives, contrôles, corrections financières avec autres délais qui dépassent l’entendement. C’est un air connu. Et pourtant, l’air de rien, depuis quelques années la Commission a introduit un changement radical dans sa méthode de financer les projet : les coûts simplifiés. Est-ce vraiment LE grand changement tant attendu ? D’abord, les coûts simplifiés c’est quoi : un paiement au forfait de certaines dépenses ou de l’ensemble de l’opération. Conséquence ? Fini le recueil et la transmission de factures, de feuilles
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ESIF Common Provisions Regulation: what’s new for 2020?

The European Commission released in May its proposal for a new CPR applying to post-2020 financial perspectives. The current CPR (1303/2013) remains in place and the new CPR applies to the 2021-27 implementing period. However, it introduces some new elements that can be applied right now thanks to the OMNIBUS Regulation that was just fully approved.   So, let’s look at the main proposed new elements! The Regulation starts with an introduction quoting “over-complex and fragmented approach” of EU Funds – what a starting point – and then insists on key simplification measures that will need to be anticipated to
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Focusing on Territorial Development in the New CPR

The Proposal for a new Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) for the upcoming 2021-2027 Programming Period is here. The CPR proposal anticipates the next generation of funds and gives due attention to the integrated territorial development approach. To address specific challenges at the sub-regional and local level, the CPR introduces a simplified approach to the existing territorial tools involving support from several funds – Community-led Local Development (CLLD) and Integrated Territorial Investments (ITI). The new CPR harmonises the approach to territorial tools, setting out a list of minimum requirements for the content of territorial and local development strategies, serving as the bases for
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First Responses to the Omnibus Regulation from Interreg Central Europe

The Omnibus Regulation, simplifying the existing EU financial rules, came out this July and the first echoes are already here: in August, Interreg Central Europe amended their Implementation manual by updating the calculation method of staff costs for staff working part-time in line with the Article 68a(2). More specifically, for individuals employed by the beneficiary to work part of their time on the project with a flexible number of hours per month, the reimbursement of staff costs shall be calculated on the basis of real worked hours in the project in the concerned month. Costs to be claimed in the project
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Simplifying ESF with Unit Costs and Lump Sums for Reimbursement of Expenditure

Increasing the scope of standard scales of unit costs and lump sums is essential for reducing administrative burdens and simplifying the use of the European Social Fund (ESF). Taking into account the disparities in cost levels of operations, the definition and amounts of unit costs and lump sums may differ across Member States. To account for Member State differences, the unit costs and lump sums for reimbursement to Member States are set on the basis of commonly agreed calculation methods and on the data submitted by Member States (or published by Eurostat). Relying on the methods submitted by Croatia, Cyprus, the
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