ETCP & Sitra 2018 EU Green Week Partner Event Report

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 We were in Helsinki from 22-23 May, durinf EU Green Week to learn about the Finnish roadmap to a circular economy and why the Helsinki Metropolitan Area is the world’s best test bed for smart and clean solutions. More information is coming up soon…
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Simplification Training

14-15 June 2018, Sofia Ensuring simplification of projects, programmes & control systems Join us in Sofia during the final month of the Bulgarian Presidency of the Council of the EU 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
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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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Competition Rules | State Aid, Public Procurement, PPP

19-21 March 2018, Paris Mastering State Aid, Public Procurement, Public-private Partnership. Join us this March in Paris for a 3-day training with Alun Williams and Ignas Paukstys. We will: improve systems, procedures and tools to prevent, detect and correct errors, irregularities and fraud related to public procurement and state aid increase participants’ knowledge about the main public procurement aspects set up under the new Public Procurement Directives and the CJEU case law apply the 4 State Aid tests present examples of State Aid not prohibited by the Art. 107(1) TFEU tackle the new Guidances about GBER discuss sectoral rules and
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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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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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