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AutumnAcademy

Contracting, First Level Control and Audit of ESI Funds.
Practical Insights

Lisbon
1900 EUR (Excl. VAT)
  • Description

    Contracting, First level control and second level control play a crucial role in the financial management and control system of ESI Funds. Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies have to assure administrative and on‐the‐spot verifications in order to ensure efficient and reliable first level control procedure. Audit Authorities have to be very well aware of the audit requirements in order to be best prepared for audit visits.

    Please join us for the following:

    • Contracting of the projects today and after 2020
    • Case Studies on First Level Control: carrying out Verification in Practice
    • How to perform your verifications and audits in periods of crisis?
    • SKILLSLab Verifications and Audits
    • INNOVATIONLab Verifications and Audits
    • Anti-Fraud Trends, Symbols and Skills
    • Workshop with a Game character and prizes for the Winners of that Game

    Who is this 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   

     

    After the completion of the first day of the Autumn Academy we are inviting the participants to a walking tour of Lisbon, ending in the restaurant with a common get together dinner.

     

  • Programme

    Wednesday 28 September 2022

    • 09.00

      Registration and welcome coffee

      Welcome note by ESI Funds Academy, Introduction Round

    • 09.15

      Contracting of the projects today and after 2020

      • Legal Framework – new conditions for 2021-2027 programming period;
      • Duties of Institutions and actors crucial for contracting;
      • Lessons learned in MFF 2014-2020

       

      + Roundtable discussions: Contracting process as a tool to increase absorption rate at Programme level

       

      Ioana Mindru, counsellor, in the Managing Authority for INTERREG IPA CBC Romania – Serbia Programme

    • 10.30

      Coffee break and networking

    • 11.00

      Practicalities of the contracting process

      • Preparation for contracting in the New Programming Period;
      • Practicalities of the contracting process: does and donts

       

      + Practical exercise: How to better draft a contract?

       

      Ioana Mindru, counsellor, Managing Authority for INTERREG IPA CBC Romania – Serbia Programme

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Management verifications in practice: Administrative and on-the-spot verifications

      Strategy and planning: Administrative versus on-the-spot verification

      • Cooperation between Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies;
      • Division of duties
      • How to put together a verification methodology for on-the-spot checks
      • The importance of documentation in the verification process
      • Risk analysis and sampling

       

      Alina Ploae, counsellor, Managing Authority for INTERREG IPA CBC Romania – Serbia Programme

    • 14.30

      Coffee Break

    • 15.00

      Case Studies Control: carrying out management verifications in Practice

      • Verification of Eligibility of Expenditure;
      • Verification of State aid and public procurement;
      • Verification of Visual Identity Requirements

      Alina Ploae, counsellor, Managing Authority for INTERREG IPA CBC Romania – Serbia Programme

    • 16.30

      End of the official Programme of Day one

      Networking coffee

    • 18.30

      A common get together dinner

      After the completion of the first day of the Autumn Academy we are inviting the participants to a Walking Tour and a get together dinner.

      Starting point: Hotel Lobby

    Thursday 29 September 2022

    • 09.00

      Innovation in Verification and audit

      A NEW WORLD OPENS UP TO YOU; don’t forget to bring your laptops

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 10.30

      Coffee break

      Coffee and Networking

    • 11.00

      How to INNOVATE in your Management and Control System for ESI Funds, for Selection of Operations, Management Verifications and System Audit and Audits on Operations?

      • Practical Exercises;
      • real world Cases and lessons learned out of Covid19 crisis
      • New equipment, tools and procedures

      All as part of A Team Game

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 14.00

      SKILLSLab Verifications and Audits

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 16.00

      End of the 2 Day of the Autumn Academy

    Friday 30 September 2022

    • 09.00

      INNOVATIONLab Verifications and Audits

      • Regulation (EU) 2021/1060, Article 74 lays down that “the MA SHALL put in place effective and proportionate anti-fraud measures and procedures, taking into account the risks identified ”
        How to do?
      • Improve your Professional Scepticism;
      • learn from NEW cases of fraud and corruption in ESI and Recovery Funds

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 10.30

      Coffee break

      Coffee and networking

    • 11.00

      Anti-Fraud Trends, Symbols and Skills

      • Learn How to think like a fraudster, in order to be more succesfull in fighting fraud and corruption, also in times of crisis;
      • Improve your system of Fraud Risk Management;
      • Get your first knowledge and practical experience in the use of the NEWEST intelligence Tools and Techniques, you can implement into your Management and Control system and your audits;


      Jo Kremer
      s, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Workshop with a Game character and prizes for the Winners of that Game

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 15.30

      End of theAutumn Academy

      Handing out of the certificates

       

  • Experts

  • Venue

    4* Hotel in Lisbon

    Novotel Lisboa
    Av. José Malhoa, 1-1A – Novotel Lisboa – 1099-051 Lisboa – Portugal

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

     

     

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