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Detecting Irregularities and Building of Anti-Fraud Measures for ESIF and RRF in the New Programming Period

Lisbon
1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Description

    How to ensure that ESI funds are implemented with honesty and integrity? How to distinguish between errors committed and fraud? How to manage the risk of fraud and corruption and prevent them successfully? Answering these questions is the key point of the Summer Academy delivered by Alina Ploae and Radoslav Nedyalkov, our internationally acclaimed experts on preventing and combating irregularities in ESI Funds implementation.

    Participants of the Summer Academy will gain unique, hands-on knowledge of new instruments, methods, and standards of irregularities prevention. Thanks to the special formula participants will develop in-depth understanding of mechanism ensuring that implemented projects reach their goals in a sustainable and financially effective manner. With the help of realistic case studies and practical exercises participants will learn how to recognize red flags we should be aware of when detecting fraud.

     

    The Summer Academy will cover the following issues:

    • Conflict of interests and anti-fraud measures
    • Building of effective management and control systems for ESI Funds
    • Irregularities and fraud and financial corrections imposed by the Managing Authority
    • European Court practices in the field of public procurement and financial corrections
    • 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

     

    • 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

     

  • Programme

    Wednesday 14 June 2023

    • 09.00

      Welcome note by ESI FA

      Introduction Round of the participants

    • 09.15

      Risk based methodology for management verifications

      • Risk based methodology for management verifications in the new programming period;
      • Selection of public procurement procedures based on risk analysis;
      • How to check expenditures in the payment claim based on risk analysis;
      • Typical gaps and omissions in the selection of the application forms
        Risks related to Recovery and Resilience Facility;
      • Questions and discussion

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, Audit expert

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

    • 11.00

      Common errors and findings. Lessons learnt

      • Common errors and findings;
      • Audit findings of European Commission related to conflict of interests – experience of DG REGIO, DG EMPLOYMENT and DG AGRI;
      • Cases of European Court of Justice related to public procurement and financial corrections;
      • How to detect irregularities and fraud indicators;
      • Preventive and detective controls;
      • How to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the management controls;
      • Lessons learnt from the current programming period;
      • Questions and discussion

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, Audit expert

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Conflict of interests and anti-fraud measures

      • Best practices for anti-fraud measures of OLAF, OECD and European Commission;
      • INTOSAI fraud control framework;
      • SAINT model of SAI Netherlands;
      • How to prevent and detect conflict of interests;
      • Anti-fraud strategy and corrective measures;
      • Specific conflict of interests risks related to Recovery and Resilience Facility;
      • Questions and discussion

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, audit expert

    • 15.00

      Coffee Break

    • 15.30

      Practical exercise: Case studies

      Questions and discussion

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, audit expert

    • 16.30

      End of the Official Programm Day 1

    • 18.30

      Walking Tour and a get a nettworking dinner in Madeira

      Walking tour to discover Lisbon (60-90 minutes)

      After the Walking tour the ESI Funds Academy is inviting to a nettworking dinner in a rastaurant in Lisbon

    Thursday 15 June 2023

    • 09.00

      Building of effective management and control systems for ESI Funds, for a better prevention of irregularities and frauds

      • Guiding principles and target standards for fight against fraud;
      • Signals for irregularities;
      • Role of the Irregularity Officer, and coordination of the Irregularity Officer with other competent bodies;
      • The anti-fraud cycle;
        Questions and discussions

       

      Alina PLOAE, PhD
      Counsellor in a Managing Authority for CBC Programme

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break and Networking

    • 11.00

      Irregularities and fraud and financial corrections imposed by the Managing Authority

      • Errors and gaps in the selection process of application forms;
      • Best practices for prevention and detection of irregularities;
      • Irregularities detected by the Managing Authority;
      • Financial corrections imposed by the Managing Authority;
      • Treatment and reporting of the signals for irregularities and fraud;
      • Anti-fraud measures and Anti-fraud strategy of the Managing Authority – best practices from Romania;
      • Coordination between the competent bodies;
      • Remedial actions and corrective measures;
      • Questions and discussion

       

      Alina PLOAE, PhD
      Counsellor in a Managing Authority for CBC Programme

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Irregularities, fraud and financial corrections in the public procurement procedures – experience from Romania:

      • Irregularities and fraud in cross-border cooperation programmes;
      • Irregularities and fraud in public procurement procedures;
      • Control of the public procurement procedures by the Managing Authority and first level controllers – best practices from Romania;
      • Financial corrections by the Managing Authority for infringements of public procurement procedures;
      • Elaboration of methodology and check-lists;
      • Training of beneficiaries how to organize unchallengeable public procurement procedures;
      • Questions and discussion

       

      Alina PLOAE, PhD
      Counsellor in a Managing Authority for CBC Programme

    • 15.00

      Coffee Break

    • 15.30

      Practical exercise: Case studies

      Questions and discussion

       

      Alina Ploae, PhD Counsellor in the Managing Authority for INTERREG IPA CBC Romania – Serbia Programme

    • 16.30

      End of the official Programme Day 2

    Friday 16 June 2023

    • 09.00

      Fight against Irregularities and Fraud in ESI funds – best practices from Romania

      • Key aspects for minimizing the risk of irregularities and fraud: training, retention of personnel, rotation of personnel, etc;
      • Common errors and findings of the Managing Authority;
      • Remedial actions and corrective measures of the Managing Authority;
      • How to put in place effective first level control system and detection of irregularities and fraud by the first level controllers;
      • Guidelines and instructions to beneficiaries;
      • Training of beneficiaries by the Managing Authority and support for development of the Antifraud Strategies of the beneficiaries;
      • Questions and discussion.

       

      Alina Ploae, PhD Counsellor in the Managing Authority for INTERREG IPA CBC Romania – Serbia Programme

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break and networking

    • 11.00

      Can you be a fraudster catcher? or you like better being the Officer for Preventing Irregularities… why not both?!

      • Who’s Who;
      • Communicating fraud and corruption findings to authorities and between the structures;
      • The role of the whistleblowers, and how to protect them?;
      • How simplification will impact the fraud and corruption in the future programmining period

      Alina PLOAE, PhD
      Counsellor in a Managing Authority for CBC Programme

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      European Court practices in the field of public procurement and financial corrections

      • Cases related to restricting requirements;
      • Cases related to evaluation methodology;
      • Cases related to rejection of bidders;
      • Cases related to financial corrections imposed to beneficiaries by Managing Authorities;
      • Cases related to financial corrections imposed to Managing Authorities by the European Commission;
      • Cases related to financial corrections imposed due to infringements in the 5 years sustainability period after the finalization of the project.

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, Audit expert

    • 15.00

      Final conclusions from the workshop, questions and discussion

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, audit expert

      Alina PLOAE, PhD
      Counsellor in the Managing Authority for INTERREG IPA CBC Romania – Serbia Programme

    • 15.30

      End of the Summer Academy

      Handing out of the Certificates

  • Experts

  • Venue

    4* Hotel in Lisbon

    Hotel Açores Lisboa

    Av. Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro 3, 1070-060 Lisboa, Portugal

    https://www.bensaude.pt/hotelacoreslisboa/en/

     

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

    Link to the Hotel web page

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