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Internal, External and Performance Audit of the EU-Funded Programmes and Projects: 2021–2027


15 Jun 2022 to 17 Jun 2022





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Course description

What is this course about?

This highly practical three-day course will give you a complete overview and detailed understanding of all practical aspects of control (external and internal) and audit of EU Funds in the programming period 2021–2027 and the closure of the period 2014–2020. It covers:

  • relevant legislation;
  • methods of increasing efficiency of control and audits;
  • combating fraud and preventing irregularities;
  • practical know-how through workshops on audit of public procurement, audit of State aid and performance audit.

The unique feature of this course is that it covers the experience of internal and external audit experts from EU Commission, European Court of Auditors (ECA), OLAF and the Audit Authorities of Member States.

What will you learn

You will improve your knowledge about errors, irregularities and fraud in ESIF and NextGeneration EU co-financed projects with a special focus on public procurement and State aid. You will also learn how financial, compliance and performance audits should be performed in the programming period 2021–2027.

How will it help you?

We have made this course very practical and interactive. All presentations conducted by audit experts include concrete examples and real-life case studies. Each one is followed by a practical workshop in small working groups with direct involvement of ECA’s expert; you will learn about errors and irregularities, and how audits are performed.

Target group

  • beneficiaries eligible under ESI Funds, NextGeneration EU and IPA III, Managing Authorities, audit authorities, intermediate bodies;
  • independent auditors and junior auditors dealing with or interested in EU-funded projects and programmes;
  • consulting companies specialised in the auditing of EU Funds or programmes and projects. 

Practical information

Course venue
Hotel Havana, Barcelona

Programme Organiser
Ms Candela Sandoval
Tel: +31 43 3296240

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

EIPA member fee
EIPA offers a discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Early bird discount
The early bird discount is not cumulative with other discounts or promo codes, except for the EIPA member fee.

Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the course.

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).


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