Performance Audit and Evaluation in ESIF Programmes

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Interactiv Workshop

15 -16 May 2017 | Berlin

If you have any questions in regards to the programme of the upcoming Workshop or you would like to get any additional information, please contact Hella Baumeister.


With the new Programming Period 2014-2020 a number of changes have been introduced that are aimed to simplify procedures and to increase efficiency and effectiveness. According to the IISAI Guidelines performance audit is an independent examination of the efficiency and effectiveness of government undertakings, programmes or organisations, with due regard to economy, aiming to achieve improvements. This requires a stronger focus for managing and audit authorities to adapt their strategies accordingly.
The EU budget is complex and audits are implemented to check that accounting processes work properly and the resulting accounting data are complete, correctly recorded and properly presented.
Performance audit plays a significant role in evaluating performance and management, and gives recommendations on how to improve the EU budget’s potential by reducing errors, paying correct claims more quickly, investing in projects and measuring the returns on those investments to ensure they deliver and add value.

How you will benefit?

The workshop will be facilitated by experts from Audit Authorities and the European Court of Auditors and will be based on practical examples, concrete case studies and experience. Sufficient time will be shared for discussions to enable participants to benefit from the exchange of professional experiences.
By the end of the workshop participants will have gained a detailed understanding of the aim of performance audit and will be able to identify and implement the steps and tools of performance audit.
We will discuss the following topics during the workshop:

  • Regulatory framework and management systems
  • Changes between the 2007-13 and 2014-20 programming periods
  • Guidelines from the European Commission
  • Requirements for financial, compliance and performance audits
  • Different roles and responsibilities in performance audit
  • Evaluation, ex-post evaluation of ESIF programmes and projects
  • Evaluations by Commission vs Member States’ authorities
  • Performance audit from the view of European Court of Auditors
  • Performance audit in practice
    • Case study
    • Group work
  • A 'real life' performance audit

Who should participate?

The workshop has been designed for public sector officials, internal and external auditors, controllers, managers and employees dealing with management, supervisory, control or audit functions. Auditors and other public sector officials from ministries and other institutions that play a key role in performance audit operations in their organisations (such as government operations, management principles and interpersonal relationships) are invited to participate.

  • Managing Authorities
  • Certifying Authorities
  • Audit Authorities
  • Intermediate Bodies
  • Regional and local authorities
  • 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 and/or conference you may want to order a copy of the printed material including the access data to all presentations shown during the events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT). If interested, please contact Hella Baumeister.


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

Further information
Banner 2017 04 Technical Assistance

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

Further information

Banner 2017 06 Result-Based-Management