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AutumnAcademy

Contracting, First Level Control and Audit of ESI Funds

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.

    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 From the heart of the city to the south bay, ending in the restaurant with a common get together dinner. Our Guide will be an urban expert Jerome Crozy.

     

  • Programme

    Wednesday 2 October 2019

    • 09.00

      Registration and welcome coffee

      Welcome note by ESI Funds Academy, Introduction Round

    • 09.30

      Contracting of the projects today and after 2020

      • Legal Framework
      • Duties of Institutions and actors crucial for contracting
      • Lessons learned in MFF 2014-2020
      • Case Studies

       

      Ioana Mindru, counsellor, Directorate MA for ETC Programmes, Ministry Regional Development and Public Administration, Bucharest

    • 11.00

      Coffee break

      Coffee break and networking

    • 11.30

      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
      • Record-keeping and reporting requirements
      • How to put together a verification methodology for on-the-spot checks
      • How to deal with personnel and overhead costs?
      • The importance of documentation in the verification process
      • Risk analysis and sampling

       

      Alina Ploae, counsellor, Directorate MA for ETC Programmes, Ministry Regional Development and Public Administration, Bucharest

    • 13.00

      Lunch

    • 14.00

      Case Studies on First Level Control: carrying out Verification in Practice

      • Verification of Eligibility of Expenditure
      • Verification of State aid and public procurement
      • Verification of Simplified Cost Options

       

      Ioana Mindru and Alina Ploae , counselors, Directorate MA for ETC Programmes, Ministry Regional Development and Public Administration, Bucharest

    • 16.00

      End of the official Programme of Day one

      Networking coffee

    • 19.00

      A common get together dinner

      After the completion of the first day of the Spring Academy we are inviting the participants to a walking tour of Lisbon From the heart of the city to the south bay, ending in the restaurant Ponto Finale with a common get together dinner

      Starting point: Praça do Comércio

      Restaurant Ponto Final

       

      Our Guide will be an urban expert Jerome Crozy

    Thursday 3 October 2019

    • 09.00

      The Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game version 2020

      (the 2018 version has been awarded by the European Commission as Good Practice in EU in Fraud
      Prevention and Detection in ESI Funds)

       

      The 2020 version is the follow up of the 2018 version of The Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game ESI
      Funds, which was awarded by the EC in September 2018 as a Good Practice in Fraud Prevention
      and Detection in ESI Funds.
      A Game with the motto: The winner takes it all!
      Will it be you….. the manager, the verifier, or the auditor, or will it be ………….the fraudster??
      A game with a high content of fun factor in order to stimulate and to motivate participants in the
      fight against fraud.
      A game which related to the aforementioned objectives also has an additional motto:
      “a day without laughter is a day wasted”.
      So for sure:
      you’ll leave this two days event, with lots of new valuable luggage in combating Fraud in ESI Funds
      under your arm, lots of new colleagues and a warm smile on your face!
      So let us play that Game!!

      Jo Kremers (developer and owner of The Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game ESI Funds)

    • 09.30

      The Anti-Fraud and Corruption Game version 2020

      Some of the topics will be :
      • Fraud risk management as part of risk management; practical tools and guidelines
      • Set up and improve your anti-fraud cycle
      • (New) risks, (new) kind of damages because of these
      • The most important (new) instruments, methods, standards,
      • (New) techniques and sources, IT tools data analysis, Artificial Intelligence,
      • What are red flags and signals of (new kinds of) fraud? How to recognize them?
      • Which methods and procedures can be implemented for detection and correction?
      • the weakest link in the chain
      • Fraud hotlines and helpdesks: critical success factors, financing of hotlines, successful
      cases
      • Honesty and integrity
      • Regulations, practical guidelines, best practices
      • Danger of new fraud patterns
      • IT trends and their new fraud risks
      • New fraud red flags and indicators
      • Fraud trend watching
      • Communicating fraud and corruption findings to authorities and between them
      • Key elements given by the international standards on auditing
      • Realistic, life like cases of fraud and corruption
      • Anti-Fraud policies and strategies and other kind of preventative measures
      • Closing stories and some hints

    • 15.30

      End of the program of day two

      The agenda will include and cover coffee breakes and a lunch

    Friday 4 October 2019

    • 09.00

      Audit of Fraud Risk Assessment

      • Effective and Proportionate Anti-Fraud Measures
      • Simplified cost options approach
      • ex-ante assessment of methodologies
      • Audit findings and Irregularities

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, chief auditor, Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency, Bulgaria

    • 10.30

      Coffee break

    • 11.00

      Audit of public procurement (approach, use of work of experts, audit findings and irregularities)

      • The EU Public Procurement Legal Framework
      • Requirements for ESIF Programmes
      • Beware! Focus on the areas of risk: In which areas irregularities occur and why?

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, Chief auditor, Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency, Bulgaria

    • 12.00

      Audit of public procurement – case studies

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, Chief auditor, Audit of EU Funds Executive Agency, Bulgaria

    • 13.00

      Lunch

    • 14.00

      Audit in practice: Presentation of Case Studies

      Ivan Ramljak expert on Audit and Cotrol of ESI Funds

    • 15.00

      ESI Funds Audit for auditees

      Be ready and happy to welcome audits by the Audit Authority

       

      Ivan Ramljak expert on Audit and Cotrol of ESI Funds

    • 16.00

      End of Workshop, handing out the certificates

      Good Bye Coffee

  • Experts

  • Venue

    Hotel Açores Lisboa

    Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro 3, 1070-060 Lisboa, Portugal
    https://www.bensaude.pt/hotelacoreslisboa/en/

     

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