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Preventing Conflicts of Interest, Corruption and Fraud in the Public Sector

Lisbon
1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Description

    ESIF authorities continuously face considerable difficulties and uncertainties when it comes to detecting and handling (suspected) fraud cases. They are confronted with the challenge of distinguishing these cases from irregularities. Responsible authorities need to monitor and audit fraud activities carefully. But are these measures really effective? And how do you benchmark the effectiveness? Join the workshop with our award winning speaker Jo Kremers to get hands on experience of anti-fraud most advantageous measures.

     

    Topics included:

    – innovate your risk analysis / risk management,
    – use of data analysis,
    – innovate your way of thinking when preparing and performing verifications and audits,
    – use of new technics,
    – use of sophisticated audit software
    – use of practical data bases
    – innovate your presentation
    – use of professional scepticism,
    – use of official certification marks
    – use of declarations of conformity
    – improve your skills
    – all focused on management verifications, system audit, audits on operations and performance audit of ESI Funds

    Who is this seminar 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


    What will you learn at this Practical Seminar?

    Most Common Irregularities in ESI Funds
    Management Verifications
    Effective Management of Verifications in ESI Funds
    Irregularities from the Perspective of the Audit Authority

    Anti-Fraud Game of Jo Kremers
    The interactive game was introduced during the Workshop on Good Practices in preventing Fraud and Corruption in ESI Funds, organized by the European Commission on 13th of September 2018 in Brussels

  • Programme

    Wednesday 9 November 2022

    • 09.00

      Managing conflict of interest and preventing Fraud and corruption Part 1

      • Conflict of interest;
      • Avoidance or manipulation of public procurement procedures;
      • Double funding;
      • Collusion;
      • Manipulation of project costs

      + Tools, Instruments, Real World Cases, Symbols, Trends, times of Crisis

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

    • 11.00

      Preventing Fraud and corruption Part 2

      • Conflict of interest;
      • Avoidance or manipulation of public procurement procedures;
      • Double funding;
      • Collusion;
      • Manipulation of project costs

      + Tools, Instruments, Real World Cases, Symbols, Trends, times of Crisis

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      SKILLSLab Part 1

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 15.00

      INNOVATIONLab

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 16.00

      End of the Official Programm Day 1

       

       

    • 18.00

      Walking tour to discover the heart of Lisbon

      Walking tour to discover the heart of Lisbon and a get together dinner in a restaurant

    Thursday 10 November 2022

    • 09.00

      Managing conflict of interest and preventing Fraud and corruption Part 3

      • Conflict of interest;
      • Avoidance or manipulation of public procurement procedures;
      • Double funding;
      • Collusion;
      • Manipulation of project costs

      + Tools, Instruments, Real World Cases, Symbols, Trends, times of Crisis

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

    • 11.00

      OSINTLab/Open Source INTelligence (OSINT) Part 1

      This project focuses on exploring tools and techniques for working with OSINT. We guide the Participants through some exercises and challenges that would get them comfortable with tools that were not previously explored in class and demonstrate how they can be most powerful.

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Investigative interviewing

      An introduction and the main outlines in a period in which attention to abuse (fraud
      and corruption) of subsidy funds will again be required.

      + valuable case from the past

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 15.00

      Innovate your way and skills for the presentation

      Innovate your way and skills for the presentation of the results of your control and audit activities; catch the attention of the stakeholders by a more professional and attractive way. Present the results of the case under agenda item 6 mentioned, in a professional and attractive presentation . Anti-Fraud presentations set up and performed by the teams as part of Team Game

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 16.00

      End of the Programm Day 2

    Friday 11 November 2022

    • 09.00

      Innovate your way of THINKING

      • Innovate your way of THINKING; get loose of that traditional way of thinking;
      • Improve your skills and be more successful in risk analysis, verifications and audit

      An individual game; with 30 cases

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

    • 11.00

      OSINTLab/Open Source INTelligence (OSINT) Part 2

      This project focuses on exploring tools and techniques for working with OSINT. We guide the participants through some exercises and challenges that would get them comfortable with tools that were not previously explored in class and demonstrate how they can be most powerful.

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

       

    • 00.30

      Lunch

    • 14.00

      The newest edition, 2023, of EU-awarded Anti-Fraud Game Number 1 and Number 2

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

  • 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 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) get together dinner in a restaurant in Lisbon

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