Courses

AutumnAcademy

New Approach to Technical Assistance: 2021-2027
Administrative Capacity Building and Simplification

Lisbon
1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Description

    From 28th  to 30th September 2022 ESI Funds Academy organizes a workshop in Lisbon  in the field of Technical Assistance. Participants will become acquainted with best practices when it comes to management and implementation of technical assistance in the current financial perspective 2014-2020 as well as major changes planned for the future financial perspective 2021-2027. The workshop aims at providing recommendations and practical tips when it comes to the best use of technical assistance money, among others in order to improve the capacity of institutions, beneficiaries and partners.

     

    The European Commission adopted a proposal for the next multi-annual financial framework for the period 2021-2027. The ambition is to modernise the cohesion policy and change it into a simple, flexible and dynamic policy supporting modern investments in all the EU regions. One of the proposed simplification concerns technical assistance. The European Commission would like to introduce a flat rate approach when it comes to settling technical assistance expenses with Member States. During the workshop we will analyse in details the European Commission proposal, looking at both: pros and cons.

     

    However, regardless of the final outcome of ongoing negotiations, the simplified approach towards technical assistance has already been introduced in the current financial perspective 2014-2020. Experience suggested that the existing rules had been over-complex and had led to an unnecessary burden on programme managers and final beneficiaries. Therefore, at our workshop we will also have a look at the most interesting examples of the use of Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) in technical assistance projects.

     

    Topics considered:

    • Main principles governing technical assistance
    • Simplified management of technical assistance
    • Use of SCOs in technical assistance projects (case studies)
    • Future regulation on technical assistance
    • Technical assistance for building administrative capacity (best practices)

     

    After completing the official program of the first day of the Spring Academy the ESIFA is inviting the participants on the Wedesday afternoon to a Get together dinner in a Restaurant in Lisbon.

  • Programme

    Wednesday 28 September 2022

    • 08.45

      Registration and welcome coffee

    • 09.00

      Welcome by the ESI Funds Academy & Introduction Round

    • 09.15

      The role of TA for the implementation of ESI Funds

      • Technical Assistance at the initiative of the Member States;
      • Main actors involved in management and control of technical assistance; Who can participate?
      • Possibilities of absorption in Technical Assistance
      • Which indicators exist? Role and implications at Programme level

       

      + Roundtable discussions: How to increase absorption rate at Programme level using Technical Assistance funds?

       

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

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

    • 11.00

      Eligibility Rules for Technical Assistance

      • Eligibility of TA expenditures;
      • TA and public procurement procedures;
      • Simplified Cost Options;
      • What about publicity requirements?

       

      + Practical exercise: How to increase the visibility of EU funds using technical assistance?

       

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

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Technical assistance for Management Verifications

      • Making Management Verifications more effective;
      • IT and monitoring systems – daily help in monitoring and evaluation;
      • How to verify Simplified Cost Options;
      • Preparation for audits;
      • Errors, Financial Corrections and Irregularities? Recoveries?

       

      + Exercise: SCOs verification

       

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

    • 14.30

      Coffee break

    • 15.00

      Best practices, Case studies and Advice

      • Examples of best practices; Lessons Learned and Advice

       

      Game related to the better use of TA funds for administrative capacity building and personnel retention strategies, and how to build trust.

       

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

    • 16.30

      End of the official Programme Day One

    • 18.30

      Walking Tour and a networking dinner

      Walking Tour and a 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 networking dinner in a restaurant in Lisbon

      Our Guide will be an urban expert

    Thursday 29 September 2022

    • 09.00

      Main principles governing Technical Assistance: overview

      • Designing of Technical Assistance – key elements
      • Lessons learnt for the next programming period

       

      Maciej Aulak, Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland

    • 10.00

      Coffee break

    • 10.30

      Simplified Management of Technical Assistance. Today and after 2020 (part I)

      • How to simplify the use of TA?
      • Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) in TA

       

      Urszula Wójcik, Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Adminstration, Poland

    • 12.00

      Lunch

    • 13.00

      Simplified Management of Technical Assistance. Today and after 2020 (part II)

      • Practical examples of SCO in TA from different EU countries

       

      Urszula Wójcik, Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland

    • 14.00

      Coffee Break

    • 14.30

      Technical Assistance for Building Administrative Capacity

      • Lessons learnt: the challenges and the solutions found
      • The importance of good institutional set-up
      • The specificity of administration: how to make it work to our advantage?
      • How to support beneficiaries and partners with TA money? – best practices and case studies

       

      Maciej Aulak, Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland

    • 16.00

      End of the official Program of Day 2

    Friday 30 September 2022

    • 09.00

      New challenges for the programming period 2021-2027

      • Evolution of TA and new regulations for years 2021-2027
      • Flat rate or real costs TA – pros and cons
      • New regulation on TA in the years 2021-2027

       

      Urszula Wójcik, Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland

    • 10.30

      Coffee break

    • 11.00

      Selection of projects and eligibility rules for TA

      • Eligibility of expenditures in TA
      • Selection criteria and indicators
      • Preparation and execution of contract agreement

       

      Maciej Aulak, Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Workshop session and discussion

      • Programming TA actions – workshop I
      • Programming indicators to best measure TA actions – workshop II

       

      Urszula Wójcik, Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland
      Maciej Aulak, Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Poland

    • 15.00

      End of the seminar

      Handing out oft he certificats

  • 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 Lisbon 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.

I have a question about this course

You might also like these courses

  • AutumnAcademy

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

    Lisbon
    1900 EUR (Excl. VAT)
  • AutumnAcademy

    Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds.
    Making it Easy

    Lisbon
    1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • two days workshop

    Closing of the Operational Programmes

    Lisbon
    1050 EUR (excl. VAT)

tailor-made

COURSE IN YOUR OWN LANGUAGE? WITH YOUR OWN TEAM? OR OTHER SPECIAL REQUESTS?

Contact us

cookies policy

Our website uses cookies and website analytics tracking, through which we collect information about our users, such as their IP address and the browser they use, with the aim to analyse our users behaviour and improve the content and services of the site. Select “I accept” to provide us with your consent to use the above technologies during your visit to our site.

If you do not agree, their use will be disabled. For more information, please read our Privacy Policy.