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The New Regulations for Financial Management and Control of EU Structural and Cohesion Funds, 2021-2027


23 Nov 2021 to 25 Dec 2021




Euro & Finance

Event Description

About this online course

How do the New Regulations change Financial Management, Financial Control and Audit rules for 2021-2027? What are the implications for Management Verifications in practice? What are the key live issues for Financial Management and Audit of Operational Programmes in the 2014-2020 period, and have these issues been addressed for the new programming period?

This course will address these questions and examine the programme and financial templates for the new programmes. There will be a special focus on simplifying management verifications, extending the use of simplified cost options and protecting the audit trail.

We will be joined by highly experienced, leading practitioners from the Member States: Dermot Byrne, from the Audit Authority of Ireland, and Julia Szenthe, from an Austrian Managing Authority.

What you will learn?

Practical issues to be discussed will include:

  • programme finance, financial tables and the significant flexibility proposed for 2021-2027
  • key issues for the eligibility of expenditure
  • the extended use of simplified cost options and how to choose between them
  • how to make management verifications simpler and more efficient
  • complementarity between Cohesion Policy programmes and the RRF
  • how control and audit differ and how to conduct audits of accounts, systems and operations
  • how to deal with risk, irregularities and corrections

How we work

We aim to make the course as interactive as possible. Participants will have ample opportunity to exchange views informally on the course topics. Workshops and exercises will be used to help participants get to grips with practical tools and methodologies.