How to Use Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds?

Interactive Workshop

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16-17 October 2017, Rome


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


 Overview

The 2014-2020 regulatory framework includes a number of measures that encourage the use of simplified cost options and improves their legal certainty: Among others, more possibilities are given to apply flat rates, not only based on indirect costs, but to calculate any type of costs, more calculation methods have been introduced and the threshold for lump sums has been increased. Although the extended use of simplification methods does explicitly include ERDF programmes, programme managers often encounter difficulties in their practical use, when it comes to cost calculation and eligibility of costs. As the use of simplified cost models and the move towards a result-based management have significant implications on the management and control of ESI Funds, all responsible programming bodies – Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities as well as Intermediate Bodies – need to familiarise with these new requirements.

This intensive workshop is for specialists from Managing, Certifying & Audit Authorities and beneficiaries, who plan to set-up Simplified Cost Models or have already implemented this approach. Participants will learn about the new requirements and how to adapt their working methods and procedures to this simplified method in compliance with eligibility rules and regularity of expenditures.

Programme

The two-day intensive workshop focuses on:

Day 1

  • Why and how to use Simplified Cost Options
  • Calculation methods for Simplified Cost Options & practical exercises
  • Implementing Simplified Cost Options: considerations for managing authorities & beneficiaries
  • Setting up Simplified Cost Models in ERDF projects
  • Discussion round & expert guidance on national practices

Day 2

  • Implementing Simplified Cost Options for audit authorities
  • Best practice and recommendations for a successful use of Simplified Cost Models in operational programmes

Just send to us your cases and questions in advance!
We will forward them to our speakers, who will include your issues in the programme and answer them during the seminar. All information concerning your questions and cases will be treated confidentially. As the number of participants is limited, participants will benefit from a maximum of exchange and discussion of their individual questions.

What participants of previous workshops say:

   "New programming period and new approach, combined with structural
    changes for most of Managing Authorities - It is obligatory to learn
    about SCOs"


   "Practical Advice on SCOs given by experienced practioners"

   "The professional scale that has been established by Lexxion is
     extremly high."

   "Very informative, well thought out relevant presentations focusing on
     how to implement SCOs"

Methodology

Participants will be actively involved in the workshop. This round-table format offers a platform to learn about the new regulations and how to implement simplified cost models. Besides expert presentations, the focus will include discussions and exchange of national (best) practices as well as expert guidance on how to best implement and apply the foreseen measures and instruments in your country

Who should participate in this workshop?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of financial management, control and audit, especially from
    • Managing Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
    • Regional and local authorities
    • Court of Auditors
  • Beneficiaries of EU funded projects, i.e.: Private and public companies, associations, research institutes
  • Bodies working in European Territorial Cooperation
  • Public and private banks and other financial intermediaries
  • International, national and local associations and networks
  • Consultants and lawyers


Workshop Material - No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the workshop you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the event. The price is € 199,- (excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Juliana Veit.

 
 
 

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

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

Further information
Verlagsbroschuere 2017 Lexxion brochure 2017

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