How to Improve Verifications of ESI Funds

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Interactive Workshop

25-26 September 2017 | Vienna

If you have any questions regarding the programme or you would like to get any additional information, please contact Juliana Veit.

Programme

 

Programme flyer

Day 1

08:30     

Registration

09:00 Welcome & Introduction into the Workshop, Introduction Round

  Verification of Expenditures: Methodology & Practice

09:30

Verification of Expenditures as Part of the Accounting System 

  • Regulatory framework for Control and Audit in 2014-2020
  • Function and responsibilities within the management and control system
  • Development and implementation of a control framework

Julia Szenthe, Senior Expert in Cohesion Policy, Vienna

10:30

Coffee Break

11:00

Conducting Management Verifications: Administrative & On-the-Spot Verifications

  • Strategy and planning: Administrative versus on-the-spot verification
  • Cooperation between Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies
  • Segregation of duties
  • Timing and intensity of verifications
  • Record-keeping and reporting requirements
  • The importance of documentation in the verification process

Alina Ploae, Contracting Officer, MA for ETC Programmes,
Ministry Regional Development, Public Administration and
European Funds, Bucharest


12:30

Lunch Break

 

Errors, Irregularities & Financial Corrections

13:30

Typical Errors and Irregularities in ESI Funds Programmes
and Projects

  • Defining errors, irregularities and fraud
  • Types of breaches and Irregularities
  • Key Areas of Risk
  • Irregularities in public procurement, eligibility of expenditure, simplified cost options and State aid


Zsuzsanna Kondor, Former Head of Managing Authority of Operational Programme Technical Assistance and Head of Coordination Managing Authority, Budapest

14:15

Practical Exercise: Risk Assessment - How to Perform Risk Analysis and Sampling

  • Using appropriate methodologies and strategies for risk assessment
  • How to apply risk rating in the control activities?
  • Practical examples


Maeve Hamilton,
Head of EU Managing Authority, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland

15:00 Coffee Break

15:30

How to Conduct Financial Corrections

  • Notification and Reporting of Irregularities to the European Commission
  • Purpose and types of financial corrections
  • How to choose the right type of financial correction
  • How to calculate the rate of corrections


Zsuzsanna Kondor, Former Head of Managing Authority of Operational Programme Technical Assistance and Head of Coordination Managing Authority, Budapest

17:00 Discuss Your Individual Cases and Questions

17:30 End of Day 1
   

Day 2

  The Assurance Package: Management Declaration, Annual Accounts and Annual Summary

09:00 The Assurance Package: New Requirements for Managing and Certifying Authorities
  • Annual Accounts
  • Management Declaration
  • Annual Summary
  • Audit Opinion & Annual Control Report
  • Obligations for programming bodies and division of tasks

Maeve Hamilton, Head of EU Managing Authority, Department for the Economy, Northern Ireland

Irena Dankova, State Expert of Certification and Financial Management of ESF Department, National Fund Directorate, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria

10:30 Coffee Break & Networking

11:00

How to Draw up Annual Accounts – First Experiences

  • Timeline for structuring annual accounts
  • Preparation, documentation and reporting requirements
  • What challenges and mistakes may occur: Exchange of experiences

Irena Dankova, State Expert of Certification and Financial Management of ESF Department, National Fund Directorate, Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Bulgaria

12:30

Lunch Break

 

Carrying out Verifications in Practice

Interactive Session (including ½ hour Coffee Break)

13:30

Practical Exercise: Verification of Eligibility of Expenditure

Alina Ploae, Contracting Officer, MA for ETC Programmes,
Ministry Regional Development, Public Administration and
European Funds, Bucharest

14:15

Practical Exercise: Verification of State Aid and Public Procurement

Alina Ploae, Contracting Officer, MA for ETC Programmes,
Ministry Regional Development, Public Administration and
European Funds, Bucharest

15:00

Coffee Break & Networking

15:15

Practical Exercise: Verification of Simplified Cost Options

Maeve Hamilton, Head of ERDF Managing Authority, Enterprise,
Trade and Central Government Department, Northern Ireland

16:00
End of the Workshop and Distribution of Certificates

Programme may be subject to change.

 
 
 

EStIF
European Structural and Investment Funds Journal
Publication frequency: quarterly
approx. 80 pages
ISSN 21 96-82 68

Further information

Banner Assurance Package JT Kopie

EStAL
Journal
Publication frequency: quarterly
Subscription: € 442,-
ISSN 16 19-52 72

Further information
Verlagsbroschuere 2017 Lexxion brochure 2017

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