Delivering Better Results and Making Greater Use of Simplification in ESI Funds

9-10/Nov/2017  •  Brussels  •  EIPA members' fee: €995

Project Leader
Marco Lopriore
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What is this course about?
The seminar will look at how to deliver better results and make greater use of simplification in the programming period 2014-2020 of the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI). There will be sessions on the key elements of simplification in particular on the implementation of SCOs (Simplified Cost Options) to speed up absorption and achieve better results through lump sums, different possibilities of flat rates, including indirect costs and standard unit costs, as well as the possible use of art 14.1 of ESF and Joint Action Plans (JAPs). Furthermore, the seminar will cover best practices in different Member States (Italy, Belgium, UK and Greece) in setting up less complex management structures, in simplifying procedures (wider use of public procurement, global grants, vouchers), in developing synergies between EU funds. It will also include practical workshops to apply the simplification options.

How will it help you?
By the end of the seminar, participants should have a clear understanding:

  • how to generate a steady flow of result-oriented quality projects;
  • how to generate high quality projects, which will maximise impact.

Who will most benefit?

Programme officers and managers, project managers and project developers, as well as other officials from central, regional and local government involved in the implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF) projects and programmes. The seminar is also open to economic and social partners involved in developing Structural and Cohesion Funds (and other ESIF) projects, such as NGOs, higher education establishments, Chambers of Commerce, consultants and financial bodies.


The detailed programme of this seminar will be available soon.

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