PROJECT NUMBER: 1761501

Anti-Fraud and Audit of European Social Fund (ESF)

3-4/Jul/2017  •  Barcelona

Introduction
Project Leader
Dr Iwona Karwot
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What is this course about? seminar_confirmed_EIPA
The goal of this highly-practical course extending over two full days is to present:
  • the most important changes regarding the audit of the ESF introduced in the current programming period compared to the 2007-2013 period;
  • main differences between audits of the ESF and the ERDF;
  • main errors and irregularities in projects co-funded by the ESF;
  • Arachne programme
  • fraud in ESF co-financed projects, with real examples presented by an OLAF expert
  • ESF audit findings in different Member States, including real case studies;
  • simplified costs and the main elements of the successful audit of simplified costs in the ESF projects.
After the presentations, you will work in small groups with experts on practical case studies.  

The unique feature of this course is the combination of the experience of audit experts from Member States, the European Commission, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and the European Courts of Auditors

How will it help you?
The character of this course is very practical and interactive. All presentations are given by audit experts from the public sector, the European Commission, the European Anti-Fraud Office (OLAF) and ECA and it includes concrete examples and real case studies.

Each presentation is followed by practical workshop in small working groups with the direct involvement of the EU experts, during which, you will learn about the main errors, irregularities and fraud in ESF-financed projects, simplified costs and the way audits of simplified costs in the ESF should be performed.

Who will benefit most?
Beneficiaries of ESF and IPA II, managing authorities, certifying authorities, audit authorities and intermediate bodies, as well as independent auditors dealing with or interested in ESF-funded projects and programmes.