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Cohesion Policy 2021-2027:
Practical Toolbox for Successful National Implementation

Porto
1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Description

    What’s inside the box of the Programming Period 2021- 2027? What does “smarter”, “greener”, “circular economy” and “energy transition” really mean for national economies? How to transform these vast ideas into local solutions?

    The EU Member States are already implementing the NEW Operational Programms. Partaking in our workshop will give you all the necessary tools to get the practical knowledge to be up to date with the effective intruments to get the best out of this Programming Period. And because in ESIFA we know that learning has to be hands-on to be effective, our expert in Cohesion Policy 2021-2027 will take you through all the practicalities with the help of teamwork exercises and case study based discussions.

     

    The workshop will cover the following issues:

    • Political aspects vs. financial allocations
    • Budget EU 2021 – 2027 in different aspects
    • The new legal framework of CPR, ERDF/CF, ESF+, JTF
    • EU Funds 2021 – 2027 for entrepreneurship
    • Climate targets
    • Case study: SMART City → SMART Functional Area
    • Grants vs. financial instruments – how to combine two logics
    • State Aid – new rules
    • Integrity Pacts and anti-fraud measures

     

    WHO IS THE WORKSHOP FOR?
    • Representatives from Public Authorities in charge of financial management, control and audit, especially from Managing Authorities, Certifying Authorities, Audit Authorities, Intermediate Bodies
    • ESI Funds experts from regional and local authorities and experts involved in ETC Programme
    • Beneficiaries of EU funded projects, i.e. private and public companies, associations, research institutes
    • Public and private banks
    • International, national and local associations and networks
    • Consultants

  • Programme

    Wednesday 9 October 2024

    • 09.00

      Introduction round

      Introduction round and starting quiz

    • 09.15

      EU Funds 2021 - 2027: what is really inside the box?

      • Political aspects vs. financial allocations;
      • Budget EU 2021 – 2027 in different aspects;
      • Results of negotiations;
      • Simplification versus financial control;
      • The new legal framework of CPR, ERDF/CF, ESF+, JTF;
      • CARE initiative (Cohesion Action for Refugees in Europe), CARE Plus and Ukraine;
      • Differences between Cohesion Policy and the Recovery and Resilience Facility;
      • Climate targets;
      • Financial flexibilities;
      • Legal framework – practical approach
    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

      Coffee break and networking

    • 11.00

      EU Funds 2021 - 2027: what is really inside the box?

      • Main new rules and priorities;
      • Package of key policy objectives;
      • Strategic focus, DNSH, strategic procurement and simplification;
      • REPowerEU initiative and SAFE initiative
    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Workshop - Mapping the EU Funds system 2021-2027 in practice

      • Policy objectives transferred to concrete development priorities;
      • Enabling conditions, concentration, programme instruments;
      • Proposed structure of programmes and key projects;
      • Potential key projects – brainstorming;
      • Programme performance, project selection
    • 14.30

      Coffee Break

    • 15.00

      Practical preparation for EU Funds 2021 - 2027

      • Integrated territorial development;
      • Sustainable urban planning and investing;
      • European Urban Initiative – package of tools
    • 16.00

      End of the Official Programme Day One

    • 18.00

      Walking tour and a Dinner in Porto

      Walking tour and a get-together Dinner in a Restaurant in Porto

      Starting point: Hotel lobby

       

    Thursday 10 October 2024

    • 09.00

      Warmup round and starting quiz

    • 09.15

      Workshop – Integrated Territorial Investments 2021-2027 in practice

      • EU rules → National / Regional priorities → Local realities and needs;
      • Case study: SMART City → SMART Functional Area
    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

    • 11.00

      EU Funds 2021 – 2027 for entrepreneurship – how to create a complex system?

      • Grants vs. financial instruments – how to combine two logics;
      • Branches of future → SMART sectors;
        Investments + Skills + Innovations → Systemic approach;
      • State Aid – new rules
      • De minimis – new approach
    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Workshop – programme finance & financial management

      • Programme Finance, financial planning, mid-term review;
      • Automatic decommitment, co-finance rates, payment applications;
      • The accounting year, calculation of the annual balance;
      • Transmission of financial information;
      • Key issues in using Simplified Cost Options and improving the result-orientation of programmes;
      • Financial Control; Management Verifications; Audit changes;
      • The new evaluation requirements in the context of the Evaluation Cycle;
      • Programme closure
    • 14.30

      Coffee Break

    • 15.00

      Workshop – Preparation and implementation of National / Regional Innovation Strategy based on EU Funds 2021-2027 (the World Bank approach)

      • Main stakeholders, clustering and system of practical cooperation;
      • Key objectives transferred to complementary actions
    • 16.00

      End of the Official Programme Day Two

    Friday 11 October 2024

    • 09.00

      Warmup round and starting quiz

    • 09.15

      Practical programming EU Funds 2021 – 2027 at the national and regional level

      • Network of strategic documents;
      • Territorial and sectoral approach;
      • Key stakeholders;
      • Preparation for key projects;
      • Eligibility of Expenditure – Key changes in 2021-2027 CPR, ESF+, ERDF and CF
    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

    • 11.00

      Workshop – programming EU 2021-2027 in my country / in my region

      • EU rules → National / Regional priorities → Local realities and needs;
      • Issues of common interest to all CPR funds;
      • Partnership and capacity building;
      • Horizontal principles;
      • Integrity Pacts and anti-fraud measures
    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Workshop – programming EU 2021-2027 in my country / in my region

      • Comparison of group work + conclusions and summary
    • 14.30

      End of the Workshop, distribution of certificates

  • Experts

  • Venue

    Mercure Porto Centro Santa Catarina
    Praça da Batalha, 116
    4049-028 Porto

     

    Next to the training materials the training fee is covering:
    a) the Catering during the training (3 Coffee Breaks and a Lunch every day);
    b) a Walking Tour in Porto in the evening of the First Day of the Training;
    c) get-together dinner in a Restaurant in Porto in the evening of the 1st Day

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