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 l’entendement. C’est un air connu. Et pourtant, l’air de rien, depuis quelques années la Commission a introduit un changement radical dans sa méthode de financer les projet : les coûts simplifiés. Est-ce vraiment LE grand changement tant attendu ? D’abord, les coûts simplifiés c’est quoi : un paiement au forfait de certaines dépenses ou de l’ensemble de l’opération. Conséquence ? Fini le recueil et la transmission de factures, de feuilles
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ESIF Common Provisions Regulation: what’s new for 2020?

The European Commission released in May its proposal for a new CPR applying to post-2020 financial perspectives. The current CPR (1303/2013) remains in place and the new CPR applies to the 2021-27 implementing period. However, it introduces some new elements that can be applied right now thanks to the OMNIBUS Regulation that was just fully approved.   So, let’s look at the main proposed new elements! The Regulation starts with an introduction quoting “over-complex and fragmented approach” of EU Funds – what a starting point – and then insists on key simplification measures that will need to be anticipated to
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Focusing on Territorial Development in the New CPR

The Proposal for a new Common Provisions Regulation (CPR) for the upcoming 2021-2027 Programming Period is here. The CPR proposal anticipates the next generation of funds and gives due attention to the integrated territorial development approach. To address specific challenges at the sub-regional and local level, the CPR introduces a simplified approach to the existing territorial tools involving support from several funds – Community-led Local Development (CLLD) and Integrated Territorial Investments (ITI). The new CPR harmonises the approach to territorial tools, setting out a list of minimum requirements for the content of territorial and local development strategies, serving as the bases for
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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 the calculation method of staff costs for staff working part-time in line with the Article 68a(2). More specifically, for individuals employed by the beneficiary to work part of their time on the project with a flexible number of hours per month, the reimbursement of staff costs shall be calculated on the basis of real worked hours in the project in the concerned month. Costs to be claimed in the project
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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 account the disparities in cost levels of operations, the definition and amounts of unit costs and lump sums may differ across Member States. To account for Member State differences, the unit costs and lump sums for reimbursement to Member States are set on the basis of commonly agreed calculation methods and on the data submitted by Member States (or published by Eurostat). Relying on the methods submitted by Croatia, Cyprus, the
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Simplification Training

26-27 November 2018, Paris Ensuring simplification of projects, programmes & control systems Join us in Paris this November 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; 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 OMNIBUS simplification proposals. Key elements: Presenting Simplified Cost Options and their contribution to simplification:
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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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