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Winter Academy

Verifications and Audit of ESI Funds.
Innovative Toolbox outlooking on the New MFF

Vienna
1900 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Description

    PROGRAMME
    During this interactive workshop based on realistic cases, you will
    work with new, innovative instruments and develop an approach
    that will help you to make the management control, verifications
    and audits of ESI Funds even more efficient and successful.

    THE TOOLBOX WILL HELP YOU TO
    • Innovate your risk analysis / risk management and use of
    data analysis
    • Innovate your way of thinking when preparing and performing
    verifications and audits
    • Use of sophisticated audit software and use of practical
    data bases
    • Innovate your presentation
    • Use of professional scepticism and use of official certification
    marks
    • Application of declarations of conformity

  • Programme

    Monday 7 December 2020

    • 08.30

      Welcome Coffee

    • 09.00

      Welcome of the Participants

      Introduction of the Participants

    • 09.15

      Main changes and new elements in the EC regulations for the programming period 2021-2027

      • Common rules for all funds: CF, EMFF, ERDF, ESF, AMIF, BMVI, ISF;
      • New requirements related to the management verifications and audit;
      • Proportionate management verifications based on risk assessment and single audit principle;
      • What are the conditions to reduce the verifications and audits?;
      • Risk management strategy of the Managing Authority;
      • New challenges and expectations from the proportional anti-fraud measures of the Managing Authority. How to achieve the right balance between the effectiveness and cost of the control?;
      • Lead fund principle in the verifications;
      • Specific challenges related to the verifications and audit of territorial cooperation programmes;
      • New approach in the audits of the European Commission

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, chief auditor

    • 10.45

      Coffee Break

      Networking

    • 11.15

      Lessons learnt from the programing period 2014-2020

      • Gaps and weaknesses in the selection of project proposals;
      • System errors and omissions in the management verifications;
      • Preventive and detective controls;
      • Analysis of the effectiveness of the controls based on the experience from the programing period 2014-2020;
      • Guidelines and best practices from EC and OLAF;
      • Preparation of adequate and effective action plans in case of systems errors detected. Experience from member states;
      • Irregularities and fraud. How to detect fraud indicators?;
      • Audit findings;
      • Financial corrections. How to determine fair and proportional financial corrections? Comparison of the practices of different member states. Approach and practices of the EC in determination of the financial corrections.
      • What to expect from the new programming period?

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, chief auditor

    • 12.45

      Lunch

    • 14.15

      Problem solving session

      • Exercise: Case studies
      • Questions and Discussions

       

      Radoslav Nedyalkov, CGAP, chief auditor

    • 16.00

      End of Day 1

    • 17.30

      Walking tour in Vienna and a Dinner

      Walking tour and a get together dinner in a Restaurant in Vienna

    Tuesday 8 December 2020

    • 08.30

      Welcome Coffee

    • 09.00

      New High Tech Tools, Software and Instruments

      • New High Tech Tools, software and Instruments for efficient and effective
        Management and Control Systems, Management Verifications and Audits
        Introduction
      • Use and existence of expensive materials and consumables in New Control Tools
      • Demonstrations and lifelike cases and practices

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

      Networking

    • 11.00

      Innovate your Risk Management

      The Risk management of the changing characters of subsidised projects:

      • Innovation
      • new Intellectual Property
      • Digitisation
      • special attention for reputation and image.
      1. What are the lessons learned in risk management the last decades, all over the world.
      2. How to make use of these lessons learned in setting up and using professional risk management in the new period.

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 12.30

      Lunch

    • 13.30

      Use of Social Media and Aggregation Sites

      Use of social media and aggregation sites, as instruments and sources for
      Management and control systems and audits for:

      • collecting technical information
      • getting information about realization and implementation of Projects
      • Checking the realization of Projects in accordance with the project objectives
      • fitting Audits in the proposals of the Commission for lighter controls and the
        extension of the “single audit” principle, to avoid duplication of checks

      + Demonstrations and cases

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 15.00

      Audit Software for Audits

      • Introduction and use of Sophisticated audit software for MCS, MVs and Audits; in
        order to innovate these
      • Focused on efficiency and effectiveness of MCS , MVs and audits; ingredients for lighter controls and the extension of the “single audit” principle, to avoid duplication of checks.

      + Demonstrations and cases

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 16.30

      End of Day 2

      Networking Coffee

    Wednesday 9 December 2020

    • 08.30

      Welcome Cofee

    • 09.00

      Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence

      • Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence as new approaches and instruments for efficient and effective MCS, verifications and audits.
      • Practical cases; improve your risk analysis, and be creative in its follow up , by use of
        data analytics

      + lifelike cases

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 10.30

      Coffee Break

      Netowrking

    • 11.00

      Introduction and use of Central Databases

      • Introduction and use of Central Databases
        For more efficient and effective MCS, verifications and audits. So lighter controls and audits.

      + Demonstrations and cases

       

      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

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 16.00

      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 audits

      An individual game; with 30 cases

       

      Jo Kremers, Expert on combating Irregularities

    • 17.00

      End of the Academy

      Handing out of the Certificates and a Good bye coffee

  • Experts

  • Venue

    4* Hotel in Vienna

    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 get together dinner in a restaurant in Vienna

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