September in Athens: New Seminar about OP Preparation&Implementation

OP Preparation and Implementation Improving efficiency & effectiveness of interventions 23-24 September 2020, Athens Key elements: Focusing for programmes and calls on key targets and best actions using new templates, contracts and selection techniques Tackling the concrete steps of preparation of new Operational Programmes Ensuring better preparation and implementation of reports and evaluations Including fully the potential Simplified Costs Options and strategic projects Considering the ex-ante evaluation of indicators for 2021-27 Anticipating potential mid-term reviews Getting acquainted with EC expectations in monitoring and evaluating of projects and programmes Setting-up the options for impact evaluation Using in a better way Common/Core
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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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Results-oriented Management (ROM) | E-training

ETCP’s first E-training Results-oriented Management (ROM) is available! ETCP offers its first online learning solution on Results-oriented Management of EU Funds. This course is organised as an on-the-job training, providing learners with practical examples, exercises, case studies and other tools for becoming a better, results-oriented EU-funds manager. Lecturers Franck Sottou, Key international Expert and ETCP Director Colm Dunne, Senior International Public Sector Team Leader Here the first extract of the course – a dialogue between the lecturers Franck Sottou and Colm Dunne. Europe | ESIF | Monitoring | Horizon2020 | ENI | Subsidy| IPA | EU2020 | Impact | Evaluation | EU funds | Black
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