Talking about R&D&I Projects in Berlin, Special Conference

Talking about R&D&I Projects in Berlin This year, ETCP invites you to a new special training about R&D&I Projects, a conference hosted by Franck Sottou & Guests. Main objectives : To screen the integration of innovation in Operational Programmes / H2020 / SME To ensure better preparation and implementation of specific calls To consider the specific risks and possible integration of SCOs R&D&I Projects, Special Guests Ricardas Valančiauskas Smart Strategies Ričardas Valančiauskas is the head of R&D Programmes and International Cooperation Department at Lithuanian Agency for Science, Innovation and Technology (MITA). Since joining MITA in 2011, Ričardas has been involved
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Risks Management : Last Call !

Risks Management: Managing and Mitigating Risks Last seats are availbale for our new training “Risks Management” which will take place in Rome in May. Joins us to risks to tackle in concrete the identification of specific risks, to set up a full action plan of mitigation actions, to ensure selection of operations / expenditures for sampling. Training will be hosted by Franck Sottou and Raili Trupp :  Franck is the CEO of ETCP. With more than 20 years experience as consultant and trainer expert on European funds. He regularly intervenes in Brussels, speaking for the European Commission and the European Parliament
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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 study visit and training seminar in Amsterdam.   Training venue : 19-20/09 Amsterdam Seminar & study visit Seminar sessions : • Rise of the Circular Economy concept – EC Circular Economy Act ion Plan and EU Funding promoting Circular Economy • Energy transition in an urban context and broader links with climate change related policies and initiatives • EU Cohesion Policy 2021-2027
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SCO & Simplification Workshop in Paris

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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Simplification Training

26-27 November 2018, Paris Ensuring simplification of projects, programmes & control systems Join us in Paris this November to: understand the simplification process in full: what is it, what are success conditions to simplification (not only SCO) in terms of costs, delays and quality of interventions; obtain key qualifications to implement simplification measures in your work place (procedures, processes and tools); tackle in particular SCO and to set-up an action plan to apply it in a secure & efficient way; take into account the most recent OMNIBUS simplification proposals. Key elements: Presenting Simplified Cost Options and their contribution to simplification:
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