EU Funds Simplification Scoreboard

In September 2016 the European Commission issued a Simplification Scoreboard showing the gradual shift towards the simplification of EU Funds management in the 2014-2020 programming period.
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Pour une nouvelle “comitologie” de l’action publique

De Franck SOTTOU, Professeur associé au CNAM, Expert PIM / ETCP Salle des commissions de la Métropole, 12 personnes autour de la table sont réunies. Des représentants de l’Etat, des techniciens, des élus et des chargés de mission du Département et de la Région. Après un rapide tour d’horizon des enjeux et compte de la « complexité » du sujet, la décision est prise de créer un comité technique et un comité de pilotage dont la première mission sera de définir un cahier des charges pour lancer une étude. Est-on bien sûr à ce moment que la comitologie classique soit véritablement gage d’efficacité et qu’il
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The New Age of Audit?

by Franck Sottou ETCP Director and Key International EU Funds Expert 8 in the morning. The Auditor is supposed to come at 9. What will be his first questions? What would be the investigations? What could be the corrections? 9.15, the meeting starts. He wants to see the documents. What documents? Invoices, timesheets, proofs of payment and… taxi receipts. This is it. But is it really the bulk of the mission? Audit was supposed to have changed since 2012. Remember, a new Financial Regulation was released and the communication was clear: the new controls and audits are coming! Let’s read
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Competition Rules & ESI Funds Management

Controlling Public procurement, State aid & PPP Date: 22-24 November 2017 Location: Prague (Czech Republic) Lecturers: Alun Williams, Ignas Paukstys This November we will be discussing Public procurement, State aid and Public-Private Partnership rules in Prague.
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Small and Medium-Sized Urban Area: the Future of Europe?

One of the major conclusions of the Latvian 2015 EU Presidency was to draw attention to Small and Medium Urban Areas (SMUAs). This acronym unveils what may be the future alpha and omega of our spatial planning and sustainable development policies. Why? First, SMUAs are industrialised territories with little or no high education opportunities, yet they come with numerous school-age children and a great economic diversification potential. Moreover, giving priority to SMUAs means betting that added value of public intervention concerning employment, environment and social cohesion will be greater here than in larger metropolitan areas. Finally, living in a SMUA
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Let’s Discuss Gender Equality

Gender | Promoting gender equality and finding innovative tools Date: 12-13 December 2017 Place: Stockholm Lecturer: Nathalie Wuiame, a gender mainstreaming expert Nathalie has 20 years of experience with the integration of gender in policies, laws, and public administration activities. She has delivered gender-related manuals and guidelines, particularly for Structural Funds. Nathalie has also been working with DG Research in the field of gender equality and training and was a member of the core team for the project ‘Gender toolkit’. From 12-13 December 2017 ETCP will be in Stockholm, looking for innovative ways to promote gender equality in the context of EU Funds Management.
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“Unity through balance” – the driver of Estonian Presidency

In July 2017 Estonia has taken over the Presidency of the Council of the European Union. Driven by the motto ‘Unity through balance’ the Estonian Presidency aims to tackle the burning challenges Europe is facing today, focusing on these four priorities: an open and innovative economy a safe and secure Europe a digital Europe and the free movement of data an inclusive and sustainable Europe
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Simplified Cost Options: cases, cases and cases

SCO Boot Camp | Specialising in Simplified Cost Options Date: 5-6 October 2017 Location: Düsseldorf, Germany Lecturers: Ms Susanne Volz, Senior Audit and Control expert and Mr Franck Sottou, Senior international expert in Regional funds and ETCP Director
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