Building blocks for a post-2020 EU Cohesion Policy

This May, the European Parliament published a Report outlining its vision about the future of EU cohesion policy. Their Report is, to a degree, a response to the Commission’s White Paper on the Future of Europe from March 2017, which presented 5 possible scenarios for a post-Brexit Europe 2025. Here are the main takeaways from the EP’s outlook for a modernised post-2020 Cohesion Policy.
Read More

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:
Read More

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
Read More

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 –
Read More

Implementation of the funds #Beneficaries #Communication #Transparency

The EU has a responsibility to be transparent about the spending of public money. A map is available online which provides direct links to lists of the beneficiaries of the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund. The linked websites are managed by the respective Member State who, under the rules governing the implementation of the funds 2014-2020 (EU No 1303/2013), must publish the name of the beneficiary, the activity and the amount of public funding allocated. Click here to get access to the map and lists of beneficiaries. Interested in Communication? From 24 to 25 November 2016, ETCP Team
Read More