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AutumnAcademy

Control and Audit of ESIF and RRF in the New Programming Period:
Fraud Detection supported by IT Tools and Data Analytics

Vienna
1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Description

    Application of IT tools and data analytics techniques provides unique opportunities for detection of fraud and irregularities and is highly recommended by the European Commission to be adopted in the control practices of the Member states for the new programming period. The anti-fraud measures are essential for the effective functioning of the management and control systems and smooth absorption of the ESIF and RRF funds. Using modern IT tools and data analytics techniques will create new opportunities for detection of fraud and irregularities, which can not be identified using the standard control procedures, who are currently introduced by the Member states.

    Our Winter Academy will help you to upgrade your know how and competencies on development of effective and efficient anti-fraud measures, building of preventive and detective controls and how to apply IT tools and data analytics techniques to detect fraud and irregularities. Participants of the Winter Academy will gain unique, hands-on knowledge of new tools, instruments, methods and best practices for detection of fraud and irregularities and creation of anti-fraud measures.

     

     

    The Winter Academy will cover the following issues:

    • INTOSAI fraud control framework.
    • Best practices for anti-fraud measures of OLAF, OECD and European Commission;
    • Anti-fraud strategy and corrective measures;
    • Fraud indicators;
    • Newest Innovative Intelligence Tools and Techniques
    • Robotics, sophisticated devices, Artificial Intelligence and High Tech devices
    • Application of DATA ANALYTICS as part of management verifications, audits and investigations
    • Identification and analysis of Trends, Patterns, Anomalies, and Exceptions within data & detection of digital “fingerprints” of fraudsters
    • Application of software for data analytics and performance of risk analysis of the results
    • Practical exercises: Case studies

    We believe learning happens best with practical knowledge, so on top of discussing realistic, lifelike, and complicated cases

     

    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

    – Public Bodies responsible for the management and control of RRF and Transition & Green Deal

     

    • ESI Funds experts from regional and local authorities;
    • 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 Winter Academy we are inviting the participants to a Walking Tour to enjoy the spirit of Vienna and to a get get-together dinner

  • Programme

    Wednesday 4 December 2024

    • 08.30

      Registration

    • 09.00

      Welcome of the Participants

      Introduction of the Participants

    • 09.15

      Fraud control framework and best practices

      • INTOSAI fraud control framework;
      • SAINT model of SAI Netherlands;
      • Best practices for anti-fraud measures of OLAF, OECD and European Commission;
      • How to prevent and detect conflict of interests;
      • Anti-fraud strategy and corrective measures;
      • Preventive and detective controls;
      • Challenges and possible weaknesses in the application of risk based management verifications in the new programming period.

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, audit expert

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

      Networking

    • 11.00

      Common errors and omissions, audit findings and lessons learnt

      • Common errors and omissions;
      • Fraud indicators;
      • Audit findings of EC related to conflict of interests;
      • Reasons for failure of the management and control systems;
      • Lessons learnt. How to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the management controls.

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, audit expert

    • 00.30

      Lunch

    • 14.00

      Practical exercises: Case studies

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, audit expert

    • 16.00

      End of day 1

    • 18.30

      A Get-together Dinner and a Walking Tour in Vienna

      After the completion of the first day of the Winter Academy we are inviting the participants to a get-together dinner

    Thursday 5 December 2024

    • 09.00

      Introduction of the NEWEST Innovative Intelligence Tools and Techniques to INNOVATE

      • selection of operations;
      • management verifications;
      • audits;
      • and anti-fraud and corruption in ESI Funds, RRF and Transition & Green Deal

       

      Jo Kremers, International Lecturer, Auditor, Expert on combating Irregularities and Fraud

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

      Networking

    • 11.00

      Robotics, sophisticated devices, Artificial Intelligence and High Tech devices

      • Introduction: Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and High Tech devices as new Tools and Techniques for efficient and effective MCS, verifications, audits and investigations;
      • Practical Tools and Techniques for ESI Funds, RRF and Green Deal, also in times of crisis;
      • Examples of practical applications

       

      Jo Kremers, International Lecturer, Auditor, Expert on combating Irregularities and Fraud

       

      Jo Kremers, International Lecturer, Auditor, Expert on combating Irregularities and Fraud

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.45

      Real world Cases and Team Work

      • Case 1: an EU Funded project, a Sports Stadium
      • Case 2: Infrastructure Projects and CORRUPTION, and ………a famous Pop Song

       

      Jo Kremers, International Lecturer, Auditor, Expert on combating Irregularities and Fraud

    • 16.00

      End of Day 2

    Friday 6 December 2024

    • 09.00

      Application of DATA ANALYTICS as part of management verifications, audits and investigations

      Identification and analysis of Trends, Patterns, Anomalies, and Exceptions within data & detection of digital “fingerprints” of fraudsters;

      A real case: An EU Funded Energy Saving project;

      Application of software for data analytics and performance of risk analysis of the results;

       

      Jo Kremers, International Lecturer, Auditor, Expert on combating Irregularities and Fraud

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

      Networking

    • 11.00

      Application of DATA ANALYTICS as part of management verifications, audits and investigations

      • Internal and external data;
      • Aggregation sites,

       

      Jo Kremers, International Lecturer, Auditor, Expert on combating Irregularities and Fraud

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 14.00

      Real world Cases and Team Work

      • Case 3: an EU Funded Project, Collusion and Forgery

       

      Jo Kremers, International Lecturer, Auditor, Expert on combating Irregularities and Fraud

    • 15.30

      End of the Academy

      Handing out of the Certificates

  • Experts

  • Venue

    Holiday Inn Vienna City
    Margaretenstraße 53
    1050 Vienna
    Austria

    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 Vienna in the evening of the First Day of the Training;
    c) get-together dinner in a Restaurant in Vienna in the evening of the 1st Day

     

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