Cost-Benefit Analysis (CBA) of EU-Financed Projects: Why and How? – CBA Guide 2014-2020


22 Oct 2018 to 24 Oct 2018


Gran Hotel Havana
Gran Via de les Corts Catalanes, 647
08010  Barcelona


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This three-day, highly practical course, will cover all essential aspects of the Cost Benefit Analysis (CBA) of 2014-2020, in line with the European Commission Guide on CBA, published in December 2014. It will be conducted by experts from the European Commission and JASPERS – the lead author of the CBA Guide. It explains why CBA continues to be one of the most important tools in the programming period of 2014-2020 not only for beneficiaries of EU funds, but also for national and regional administrations in their decision-making process regarding investment projects.
It explains how to prepare the best CBA, how to assess a CBA and how the European Court of Auditors audits CBA. This course also covers the closure of major projects and the so-called ‘phased projects’, for which the first stage was financed from 2007-2013, and the second stage, to be financed in 2014-2020, could benefit from a simplified approval procedure if certain conditions are met.
How will it help you?
You will improve your theoretical and practical knowledge of elaboration and assessment of CBAs prepared for EU Structural and Cohesion Fund investment projects conforming to the DG Regio requirements, (the CBA guide, general and implementing regulations). You will practice all the elements in workshops in small working groups with the direct involvement of EC, ECA and JASPERS experts.
Who will benefit most?
Beneficiaries eligible for Structural Funds, Cohesion Fund and IPA II (national, regional and local administrations, NGOs, agencies, SMEs, associations, and others)
Managing authorities, certifying authorities, intermediate bodies, auditors, consulting companies
Other actors involved in EU funding programmes and projects
What will you be able to do with what you learn?
You will improve your theoretical and practical knowledge about elaborations, assessments, and audits of CBAs prepared for investment projects which are co-financed by EU Structural and Cohesion Fund conforming to the DG Regio requirements.


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