Stronger Simplification

17-18 October 2022, Athens Walking through all procedures, tools and costs to make concrete simplifications Join us in Athens this October to: understand the simplification process in full: what is it, what are success conditions to simplification (not only SCO) in terms of costs, delays and quality of interventions (programming, calls, selection, contracts, reporting, payment and monitoring) ; obtain key qualifications to implement simplification measures in your work place (procedures, processes and tools); tackle in particular SCO and to set-up an action plan to apply it in a secure & efficient way; take into account the most recent simplification proposals
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Focusing on Control & Annual Closures in Prague

Getting a positive opinion on the Management Declaration of Assurance 17-18 September 2018, Prague After the summer break we’ll be in Prague, getting ready for annual closures with Susanne Volz and Goran Zakanji. Here’s what we’ll work on: Overview of MDA and annual closures: the new control processes and key success conditions Obtaining the necessary confirmations for a reliable MDA Elements of the new verification work Calculation of the TER and obtaining reasonable assurance Dealing with specific challenges of fraud: PP & State Aid, conflict of interest… Preparing an Action plan Agenda Save your seat
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ETCP & Sitra’s 2018 EU Green Week Partner Event

CIRCULAR ECONOMY & SUSTAINABLE URBAN DEVELOPMENT 22-23 May 2018, Helsinki Ever since the European Commission adopted its ambitious Circular Economy Package in 2015 , the interest in this topic has been growing not only among European businesses, but also among EU and Member State officials in charge of environmental programmes. Using resources in a more sustainable way and accelerating the transition to a stronger, more circular economy is moving up on EU’s priority list.
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HIGH LEVEL GROUP FOR SIMPLIFICATION

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 of rules between EU Funds, reinforcing subsidiarity and proporcionality, setting a fixed, stable framework, implementing a single audit principle… READ MORE
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Sitra at the Forefront of Finland’s Road Map to a Circular Economy

Finland has put in place an ambitions 2016–2025 circular economy strategy and Sitra is leading the way. The Finnish Innovation Fund Sitra is the driving force behing the Finnish road map to a circular economy 2016–2025, describing concrete actions that can accelerate the transfer to a competitive circular economy. The road map highlights best practices and pilots that can be easily replicated and provide added value on a national scale. Starting from the food system, transport and logistics, forest-based and technical loops, the road map recognises the importance of a coordinated action if Finland is to achieve a systemic change. Earlier this year, Sitra has
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Circular Economy & Sustainable Urban Development

22-23 May 2018, Helsinki Training and study visit: Fostering a transition towards smarter & greener cities with EU-Funded projects and programmes Join us in Helsinki during EU Green Week to learn more about Sustainable (Urban) Development in EU Policies. This event is organised in partnership with Sitra, Finland’s leading driver of the circular economy.
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New Outlook for the Western Balkans’ EU Accession

On the 6th of February 2018 the Commission adopted a Strategy for a credible enlargement perspective and enhanced EU engagement with the Western Balkans: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, Serbia, and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia. The EU-Western Balkans Strategy is grounded on the 6 flagship initiatives targeting specific areas to support the transformation of the Western Balkans with specific actions from 2018-2020: rule of law security and migration socio-economic development transport and energy connectivity digital agenda reconciliation good neighbourly relations The Strategy also entails a gradual increase of the Instrument for Pre-Accession Assistance (IPA) until 2020: €1.07 billion
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Fonds européens : alerte en 2018 ?

Les fonds européens en France, ce n’est pas rien, 28 Mds d’€, et même si le raisonnement « en taux de retour » est réducteur, ce serait un comble de ne pas dépenser l’intégralité de ces fonds et de creuser notre contribution nette au budget européen. Pire que ça, ce serait nous priver d’opportunités de développement dans un contexte économique et social qui reste particulièrement tendu. Pas la peine de blâmer Bruxelles ici, c’est de notre pleine et entière responsabilité. 2 enjeux : la consommation immédiate des fonds, et la préparation de la prochaine génération des fonds. Sur le premier point, le bilan
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GUIDANCE ON SCOs

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, statistics, examples and best practices to encourage Member States to use Simplified Cost Options. READ MORE
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2018 Training Programme

In 2018 we are bringing you 14 different face-to-face trainings taking place all over Europe, including 8 brand new topics. Unwrap the programme to find the training agendas, their key features, learning objectives, fees & available discounts.
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