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 Lecturer : Richard Harding   19-20 September – Amsterdam –  Urban & Circular Economy Agenda Save your seat  
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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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Special seminar : Omnibus, CPR What’s New?

Special Training in March in Bruxelles New financial perspectives, new regulations but possibilities right now to experiment and to introduce simplifications thanks to the adjustment of the Financial Regulation (OMNIBUS). This seminar is the occasion to tackle all the new aspects and to assess in concrete the improvement of programming, selection, implementation, verification & audit of funds. From SCO to reasonable assurance, through output-based approach, we will present the most recent best practices and get together common understanding of EU funds new management. …and more Lecturers : Franck SOTTOU, Colm Dunne, Alec Fraser, Susanne Volz + Guests 11-12 March – Bruxelles
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Territorial & Integrated Development Training

Fostering a more balanced regional development through territorial instruments 25-26 October 2018, Warsaw This October we’ll be in Warsaw, discussing  possibilities of integration of dimensions at national, regional and local level with Richard Harding and Franck Sottou. Here’s what we’ll work on: Presenting EU Cohesion Policy 2014-2020 and territorial cohesion (Strategic and programming frameworks); Learning from previous experiences in EU of urban regeneration; Listing the territorial programming options for 2014-2020; Focusing on Sustainable Urban Development & Integrated Territorial Investment; Building ‘Integrated Territorial Investments’ & Community-led Local Development; Looking to additional EU experiences of local development approach; Building appropriate administrative capacities
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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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Focusing on Control & Annual Closures in Prague

Getting a positive opinion on the Management Declaration of Assurance 17-18 September 2018, Prague After the summer break we’ll be in Prague, getting ready for annual closures with Susanne Volz and Goran Zakanji. Here’s what we’ll work on: Overview of MDA and annual closures: the new control processes and key success conditions Obtaining the necessary confirmations for a reliable MDA Elements of the new verification work Calculation of the TER and obtaining reasonable assurance Dealing with specific challenges of fraud: PP & State Aid, conflict of interest… Preparing an Action plan Agenda Save your seat
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ETCP & Sitra’s 2018 EU Green Week Partner Event

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT 22-23 May 2018, Helsinki Ever since the European Commission adopted its ambitious Circular Economy Package in 2015 , the interest in this topic has been growing not only among European businesses, but also among EU and Member State officials in charge of environmental programmes. Using resources in a more sustainable way and accelerating the transition to a stronger, more circular economy is moving up on EU’s priority list.
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Circular Economy & Sustainable Urban Development

22-23 May 2018, Helsinki Training and study visit: Fostering a transition towards smarter & greener cities with EU-Funded projects and programmes Join us in Helsinki during EU Green Week to learn more about Sustainable (Urban) Development in EU Policies. This event is organised in partnership with Sitra, Finland’s leading driver of the circular economy.
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Simplified Costs Options & Financial Instruments

13-14 December 2018, Hamburg Mixing Simplified Costs Options (SCO) & Financial instruments in an efficient way. Learn to combine Financial Instruments and SCOs efficiently (packages): set-up of calls and selection of beneficiaries; ensure constant implementation of Financial Instruments ; ensure full application of SCO and in particular unit costs and lump sums anticipate the closure of the interventions; manage high-risk issues like State Aid and selection list the success conditions of monitoring, verification, effective and efficient day-to day management. Register Training Agenda & fees
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Errors, Irregularities and Fraud

16-17 April 2018, Bologna Assessing and Managing the Tolerable Error Rate. Learn to apply basic and advanced verification procedures with Susanne Volz and Severino Ostorero: obtain a roadmap for taking reliable and secure decisions in your daily work on errors, irregularities and fraud screen errors through concrete cases ensure first calculations of the Tolerable Error Rate and monitor it apply proportionate and efficient system prevention, detection and correction methods obtain an in-depth understanding of the Commission’s concept of antifraud measures; design and implement them in your workplace shift from documents/accounting control to an oupt/results model link ex-ante and ex-post checks
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