Verification hot topics 18th September online

Verification hot topics 18th September Online  by Franck SOTTOU and Inga MOISIEJUTE Webinar from 9 am to 3pm on ETCP platform Key elements: Workshop in line with Audit and EC reports to improve prevention, detection and correction of errors and irregularities based on concrete examples and reports Specific focus on most common and frequent errors (morning) : making clear distinction between errors and irregularities making clear decisions about corrections introducing risks management ; tackling the question of suspected fraud ; Ensuring better professional judgement and correction with beneficiaries Specific sector approach (afternoon): Covid 19 health support Energy efficiency Culture and
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Better programming 2021/27 24th September online

Better programming 2021/27 24th September online by Franck SOTTOU and Colm DUNNE Webinar from 9 am to 3pm on ETCP platform Key elements: Workshop in the context of RESCEU and new CPR about identification of targets, indicators and selection criteria applying a results-oriented approach Specific work on the programming / call dimension (morning) : Using in a better way Common/Core and Programme-specific indicators Linking selection, contracting and activities with specific objectives Shifting from activities / projects to outputs-result / operation Discussions, group work, cases and examples Practical examples applied to different sectors and interventions Specific thematic focus on (afternoon) :
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New State aid and PP rules 15th October online

New State aid and PP rules 15th October online by Alun Williams and Dencső Balázs dr. Webinar from 9 am to 3pm on ETCP platform Key elements: Workshop about competition rules in the context of Emergency Package and new schemes Specific focus on PP rules (morning) : Selection, award criteria, weighing systems, specifications and standards Contract amendment & Monitoring requirements Abnormally Low Price / Incomplete Tenders / Material Change COCOF guidelines for public procurement irregularities Clear distinction between PP & PPP Specific focus on State Aid rules (afternoon) : – Tempory mechanisms – Potential errors – Specific support to SME
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New Simplified Cost Options 14th October online

New Simplified Cost Options 14th October online by Franck SOTTOU and Guests Webinar from 9 am to 3pm on ETCP platform Key elements: Workshop to ensure absorption and compliance using SCOs Specific focus on success conditions (morning) : Simple single lum sums New application to ERDF Calculation of unit costs Risks management Specific focus on thematic examples (afternoon) : Training and education Support to businesses / start-ups Research and development Energy and transport Fight against poverty Migration and border controls Local infrastructures Save your seat
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[Debate] Are beneficiaries really the beneficiaries?

Imagine you are in a training. And you ask yourself who is the beneficiary of this training? Logical answer should be me! I’m the beneficiary of this training! Common sense. But according to EU Regulation, the beneficiary is the one preparing and/or implementing the operation. In short, the one getting the money (the training organisation, the municipality or the ministry organising it…). This is confusing. So, time for a change? OECD did that change already. Beneficiaries are defined as, “the individuals, groups, or organisations, whether targeted or not, that benefit directly or indirectly, from the development intervention.” But this is
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October in Dubrovnik: New Study Visit about on the spot checks

Control and on-the-spot checks 4 intensive days in Dubrovnik 19-22 October 2020, Dubrovnik Key elements: Looking for errors and irregularities in a more effective way Presenting new guidance for on-the-spot checks Looking to the best practices for detecting and correcting errors Getting key alerts about possible irregularities Linking in a better way ex-ante / ex-post / desk-based / on-the-spot checks Making clear distinction between 1st and 2nd level checks Focusing on checklist and specific justifications of errors Insisting on correction of errors and dialogue with beneficiaries Visits on-the-spot (one hard, one soft operation) One cohesion dinner Agenda Save your seat
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Covering EU Funds Management from A-Z in Paris

6-10 April 2020, Paris With experts Goran Zakanji, 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 the new aspects of the 2021-2027 generation / output-result-based approach & Simplified Costs Options / EU Strategies and policies in line with the new intervention logic (results/outputs) / Key alerts about errors, irregularities and fraud / key methods for management verification, certification and audits / tools and procedures (checklist, sampling & risks management) /specific issues such as Public procurement, State aid and Enabling conditionalities / Territorial
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New compromise text for Common Provisions Regulation

New year, new presidency of the Council of the EU and this time, and for the first time of EU history, this is the turn of CROATIA. Everybody is looking for : best agreement on MFF (multiannual financial framework) in line with EU ambitions on the #greendeal and carbon-neutral economy ; a sound vision on Enlargement and Migration ; and also full approval of the Regulation package on Cohesion policy. 2021-2027 Common Provisions Regulation, what’s going on? Remember, it was on 29 May 2018, European Commission released it’s first proposal of Common Provisions Regulation. A good occasion to anticipate the
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