New ETCP Programme 2017 #seminars #expertise #onlinedegrees

The new programme for 2017 is now available! If you are preparing your training plan for the next year, contact us to receive information on key topics, seminar agendas, dates and experts. Available for 2017:  key expertises, seminars, online solutions… From Exchanges trainings, In-house Seminars and Expertise to Online Degree, a large range of opportunities will be offered to clients to improve their management of EU Funds at programme and projet level. Get in touch with us if you would like to learn more about our services. Subscribe to our newsletter or contact us to receive the new programme today.
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The Results-Oriented Approach: Cohesion Policy at work

DG Budget Director General, Ms Nadia Calviño, presented the progress and challenges ahead of the EU Budget Focused on Results initiative during the 7th European Evaluation Conference “The result orientation: Cohesion Policy at work”. The conference, organised by the Directorates-General for Regional and Urban Policy and Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion of the European Commission, gathered Managing Authorities, evaluation experts, the academia, and stakeholders from across Europe to discuss and highlight the benefits of evidence based policy making. EU Budget Focused on Results Presentation is available here. Let’s talk about Results and Indicators from 10 to 11 October 2016 in Paris with
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Anti-Fraud: Bulgaria at the top of the class

The Director of the European Anti-Fraud Office / OLAF / Giovanni Kessler, presented in the European Parliament an annual report of the institution, according to which Bulgaria is among the countries with the least detected irregularities in the carrying out of EU-sponsored projects. In Bulgaria there have been 513 instances of irregularities working with EU Funds. In Spain their number is 6 853, in Romania – 3 606, in the Czech Republic – 2 788, in Germany – 1 308. In Bulgaria, irregularities affect only 1.5% of the payments made, while in Slovakia, for example, this percentage is 15, in the Czech Republic -6
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H2020 Simplification Survey report: A very positive picture

Simplification is one of the major features of Horizon 2020 with a radically new user-focused approach. Launched in 2015 after the first 20 months of Horizon 2020, the survey was addressed to actual participants in on-going H2020 projects. It aimed to collect feedback on the impact of simplification measures already in place and to gather ideas for further simplification measures which could be applied in the future. According to the report, the feedback from more than 4000 respondents indicates that a significant proportion of users are satisfied with the simplification measures introduced in H2020. As regards suggestions for further simplification,
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Investment in R&D for a GDP growth #Innovation #H2020

Recent statistics demonstrate the positive effect of innovation on economy. The economic performance is strongly correlated to the level of R&D investments over the period 2004-2009. Impact of R&D investment in innovative enterprises, as well as enterprises from more innovative countries, report employment growth and have higher employment growth rates. The diagram below shows the various positions and strategies about R&D. It shows also that all Member States investing for the future were not hit so much by the crisis and have more changes to count on a sustainable growth. Between 2002 and 2007, the gross domestic expenditure on R&D as a
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EU Funds 5-Day seminar in Paris : Last session before summer break

Invitation to 5-Day EU Funds seminar Last session in Paris before summer break Strategies – Programme & Project Management – Control – Monitoring 5-Day Essential Management Getting essential EU Funds management qualification Date : 27 June to 1 July 2016 Location : Paris Experts : Mr Sottour & Ms Volz Why choosing 5-Day seminar? – Increase your skills and qualification with ex-ante & ex-post tests – Analyse your strength and weaknesses with personalised face to face discussions – Work on concrete working book, cases and examples – Echange your experience & good practices with other EU Member States – Enjoy
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ETCP Seminars: Satisfaction and progression rates up to 80%

Your progress and satisfaction are at the heart of our activity! With specific qualitative and quantitative indicators we set up our own “Results Based Approach” to ensure quality of our seminars! To improve your training experience, we give a high consideration to your feedback in evaluations filled after each session. On Satisfaction, we consider 3 criteria: training content, lecturers approach and general organisation. We are proud to come with a satisfaction rate of 91%! On Progression, we consider the difference between participants’ results to ex-ante and ex-post quizzes. You can be proud to totalise a progression rate of 82% (since the set up of the quizzes in January 2016) Spread the word.. and see you
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ETCP Special focus on Innovation R&D : #ETCPTour #Prague #Performance

ETCP visited Prague from 3 to 4 May 2016 to present new seminar focusing on how to support innovation and R&D operations in an efficient and secure way. Focusing on actions, this session highlighted how to improve performance and gave to participants the keys to enhance synergies and mitigate risks using an inter-active approach (discussions, examples, cases and exchange of good practices). This seminar was animated by :ETCP Expert, Mr Franck Sottou, and special guests, Ms Katarzyna Sobotka (Horizon 2020 coordinator) and Ms Andrea Uhrinova (Director of the Department for ERDF Programme Management, Ministry of Education, Science, Research & Sport of the Slovak Republic). ETCP
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NEW 5-Day training: Verification Spring Break #Control #Audit #Fraud

ETCP launches in 2016 a new 5-day training on  control management. First session took place in Munich from 25 to 29 April 2016 with Ms Susanne Volz. Teaching focused on how to carry out specific actions of verification, control and audit in relation to the completion of OPs. Our methology is to build very practical seminar. With case works, role plays, discussions and exchange of good practices, Ms Volz gave participants the key tools to become a qualified verification expert. ETCP Team thanks all participants. If you are interested in such complete training in 5 days for your team, please contact us . You can also  join us in Munich in September
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