Implementing the European Structural and Investment Funds Regulations, 2014-2020

6-7/Jun/2017  •  Maastricht  •  EIPA members' fee: €900

Project Leader
Marco Lopriore
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What is this course about?
The first part of the seminar considers the implications of the new result-orientation emphasis for programmes and projects, and the challenge of the new performance framework. We consider the impact of the new accounting year on financial planning, flows and management. There is a special session on how ESF has evolved and the new emphasis on simplification by using the simplified cost options.  There will be a keynote intervention from a Polish Managing Authority, assessing the key issues, lessons and challenges for programme implementation in Poland. This will include reference to simplification, the ex ante conditionalities, the use of new instruments, respecting horizontal priorities, targets to be achieved, the selection of operations, as well as financial management and control.

The second part of the seminar examines the new monitoring and evaluation requirements and considers how best to set targets and measure impact. A range of implementation issues will be discussed, including national rules and “gold-plating”, versus simplification, achieving synergies with other funding sources, integrating horizontal priorities, and using new funding instruments. Numerous case studies will be introduced.

How will it help you?

By the end of the seminar, participants should have a clear understanding of the rules for the new programming period and how the challenges for implementation are being addressed. This includes reference to detailed management procedures and best practices for implementation, as well as the use of tools to measure the effects of interventions.

Who will most benefit?

The seminar is aimed at all economic actors in the Structural Funds /Cohesion Fund policy-making and implementation process, including Managing, Certifying, Audit authorities, Intermediate Bodies, and national, regional and local officials or representatives. It is also designed for project sponsors and applicants, as well as other implementing bodies, including agencies with an economic development role (such as regional development agencies), educational and training establishments, and other local partners, including consultants and NGOs.


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23/Mar/17 • Warsaw