Implementing the New European Structural and Investment Funds Regulations: Comparing 2014-2020 with 2007-2013

Section

Euro & Finance
Regional Policy

Event Location

Netherlands
3-4/Jun/2014 • Maastricht • Fee: €950

Event Description

Target group
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 national, regional and local officials or representatives, agencies with an economic development role (such as regional development agencies), educational and training establishments, and other local partners, including consultants and NGOs.
 
Description
This seminar is a two-day event and will be dedicated to looking at the new ESIF regulations for 2014-2020, and comparing these to the 2007-2013 regulations. It will examine practical issues relating to the current and future implementation of operational programmes. It will include detailed sessions on how programming, management and financial rules are changing, highlighting financial planning and management, as well as control and audit procedures. The seminar will examine evaluation and monitoring requirements, and in particular the generation of indicators and the new performance framework. We will also consider changes to grant calculations for revenue-generating projects.
 
Learning methodology
The seminar will consist of a series of illustrated presentations given by European Commission officials, regional practitioners and expert consultants. Ample time will be available for question and answer sessions, discussions and exchanges of experience. There will be practical workshops on setting objectives and measuring success, setting budgets and targets for priorities, spending profiles and n+3, eligible expenditures and simplified and unit cost options.
 
Objectives
By the end of the seminar, participants should have a clear understanding of the rules for the new programming period and how these address the challenges that have been faced in the current programming period. 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.
 
Project Leader
Marco Lopriore
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