Simplification of EU Funds Management
for managing authorities and beneficiaries

Thematic corner devoted to simpler, more results-oriented EU Funds management

Why Simplification?

EU Funds often come with heavy administrative burdens for managing authorities, beneficiaries and everyone involved in their management. In an effort to cut red tape, a number of simplification proposals have been put forward by the Commission to ensure the simplification of control systems, programmes and projects: reducing the number of controls, making EU financial rules simpler and more focused on results. Our Simplification thematic corner brings the latest news and trainings on this issue.

ETCP’s Director Franck Sottou has identified 10 Key Simplification Areas in the context of EU Funds Management. Watch the video and let us know what are your burning questions / areas requiring simplification.

What is being done to simplify EU Funds management?

Gestion de projet : et si la Révolution venait de Bruxelles ?

A quoi bon demander des fonds européens ? C’est complexe, chronophage, le porteur de projet est noyé dans les formulaires, pièces justificatives, contrôles, corrections financières avec autres délais qui dépassent

First Responses to the Omnibus Regulation from Interreg Central Europe

The Omnibus Regulation, simplifying the existing EU financial rules, came out this July and the first echoes are already here: in August, Interreg Central Europe amended their Implementation manual by updating

Simplifying ESF with Unit Costs and Lump Sums for Reimbursement of Expenditure

Increasing the scope of standard scales of unit costs and lump sums is essential for reducing administrative burdens and simplifying the use of the European Social Fund (ESF). Taking into

Omnibus Regulation: Council Adopts Simpler Rules EU Funds Management

The so-called Omnibus regulation was adopted on 6 July 2018. It will amend the existing EU Financial Regulation to make financial rules simpler and more results-oriented. The Omnibus Regulation sets out


Since 2015, the High Level Group, appointed by the Commission has been monitoring simplification for beneficiaries of ESI Funds. The HLG has been issuing recommendations primarily dedicated to simplificiation and alignment


Commission’s Guidance providing technical guidance on three kinds of Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) applicable to the European Structural and Investment Funds: Flat rate financing, unit costs, lump sums. It entails calculations,

ETCP’s Contribution to Simplification

Simplification Special Workshop

Ensuring simplification of projects, programmes & control systems

20-22 March 2019, Paris | 25-27 November 2019 Madrid