Covering EU Funds Management from A-Z #5DayTraining #Paris #December

We invite you to join us in Paris for our 5-Day EU Funds training from 4-8 December 2017. With experts Susanne Volz, Colm Dunne and Franck Sottou participants get step-by-step knowledge about the key points of EU Funds management at programme and project level. This 5-day training focuses on EU 2020 strategies / New Logframe of indicators / Key alerts about errors, irregularities and fraud / Essential knowledge about the Theory of Change / Examples of Smart Specialisation and Sustainable Development schemes. It also introduces simplification steps towards a more efficient and effective EU Funds management. Contact us for training
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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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Tackle all aspects of Programmes and Project management #5-Day #Paris #December

ETCP invites you to its 5-Day Essential Management seminar from 12 to 19 December. With key experts Ms  Volz and Mr Sottou participants got step-by-step essential knowledge about the key points of EU funds management at programme and project levels with introduction to some simplification and more efficient procedures This seminar focuses on EU 2020 strategies / New Logframe of indicators / Key alerts about errors, irregularities and fraud / Essential knowledge about the Theory of Change / Examples of Smart Specialisation and Sustainable Development schemes Please contact if interested to save seats or register online 
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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
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EU Funds support : positive impact on jobs and growth #ESF

Looking at EC Report on the previous programming period 2007-2013, we can see postiive impact of the ESF support: income has increased in the poorest EU regions with GDP per capita growing in these areas from 60.5 % of the EU average in 2007 to 62.7 % in 2010. An estimated 1 million new jobs were created from 2007 to 2014 : Interested in thje topic? From 28 to 29 November 2016, ETCP Team invites you in Warsaw in Poland for ESF seminar. Meet Mr Franck Sottou & Ms Renate Wielputz, ETCP expert, and focus on social intervention and ESF success conditions 2-Day | ESF – NEW “Delivering more jobs
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Financial instruments’ support for inclusion & employment #personal loans

A new fi-compass advisory publication explains how financial instruments can support Member State objectives for inclusion and employment. The factsheet highlights how Member States can proactively use the ESF to stimulate personal loans through financial instruments. The new publication shows how personal loans can help produce an educated, well‑trained workforce, with balanced work‑life conditions. This contributes to competitiveness and productivity in the European Union, enhancing social inclusion and reducing poverty. The factsheet describes benefits of financial instruments for ESF stakeholders by answering: Click here to download and share the new ESF factsheet on Personal Loans from the fi-compass website. Interested in
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It is all about Simplification #Ljubljana #Prague #October2016

ETCP organised with the Slovenian Managing Authority  (GOSP), in Ljubljana, on 5 and 6 September 2016, an in-house seminar on EU initiatives for the simplification of the administration of EU funds  (including SCO and Joint Action Plan). All ministries managing EU Funds in Slovenia were represented with a final group of 45 participants attending the seminar. Experts Mr Franck Sottou and Ms Susanne Volz presented this tailor made seminar including example-based presentation and question- and answer sessions to discuss participants’ cases. What? Simplification is not only Simplified Costs, it is also about: Reviewing Gold-plating HLG proposals (Audit and State Aid)
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ESIF Simplification : What ? Why ? For who ? How ? #Prague #October2016

CoR published on 16 August an article by Petr Osval, Chairman of the Czech Delegation, rapporteur on simplification. He stresses the need to increase role of the EU and beneficiaries over Member States in the setup of the rules. More trust and clear accountability: The question at stake is the balance between looking at errors or at achievement and effect. Introduction of more trust and clear accountability would be as important as the fight against corruption and cutting ESIF Bureaucracy, according to Osval. Reinforcement of EU Rules: Public Procurement – State Aid : He suggests to reinforce EU Rules over national ones for call
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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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