Focusing on Circular Economy: Seminar & study visit report

5 Main Takeaways from Seminar & Study Visit “Focusing on Circular Economy” From 1-2 June 2017 ETCP Seminar & Study Visit “Focusing on Circular Economy“ took place  in Copenhagen, with support from the Danish Environmental Protection Agency and European Environment Agency (EEA). It was a partner event of EU Green Week, European Commission’s annual opportunity to debate and discuss European environmental policy. To spread the word about the important lessons learned during the event, here are our key takeaways from Copenhagen:
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Apply for RegioStars Award 2017

RegioStars Awards identify good practices in regional development and innovative projects that are inspiring to other regions. If you think your project deserves to be in the spotlight, submit an application with an endorsement of the responsible Managing Authority. This year’s RegioStars Award ceremony will take place on 10 October, during European Week of Regions and Cities.
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3-Day seminar “Improving Verification” in Munich

Skills & knowledge to meet the new challenges of verification Date: 26-28 April 2017 Venue: Munich (Germany) Learning objectives: – To apply basic and advanced verification procedures – To obtain a roadmap for taking reliable and secure decisions in your day-to-day work on errors, irregularities and fraud – To get an update on the changes on verification work today and in the future Key elements: Verification, control and audit – Improving systems, procedures and tools to prevent, detect and correct errors, irregularities and fraud – Shifting from documents/accounting control to output/results model – Linking ex-ante and ex-post checks – Improving on-the-spot
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Last seats available for 2-Day “Integrating Public Procurement, CBA & Revenue”

New guidances for better public procurement rules and sound financial needs analysis Date: 3-4 April 2017 Venue: Paris Learning objectives: – To increase knowledge of participants on the main public procurement aspects set up under the new Public Procurement Directives and the CJ EU case law – To increase knowledge of participants on the Cost-Benefit analysis of investment projects in the period of 2014 – 2020 – To increase the quality of financial needs analysis including revenue Key elements: – Improving systems, procedures and tools to prevent, detect and correct errors, irregularities and fraud related to Public procurement – Making controls more effective and efficient using walkthrough checks –
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Mont-Saint-Michel in France supported by ERDF

Every year, the rocky islet of Mont-Saint-Michel in Normandy welcomes 2.5 million visitors from all over the world. Tourism, as well as the natural changes occuring over the years, are taking a toll on the islet. This is why Mont-Saint-Michel is gradually turning to sustainable economic development and high-quality tourism.
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