EStIF Workshop
How to Most Effectively Use Technical Assistance for ESI Funds 2014-2020?

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12 - 13 May 2016 | Warsaw

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


With the programming period 2014-2020 a number of changes for the implementation and management of Technical Assistance have been introduced, which consequently causes a lot of practical problems and uncertainties for Technical Assistance experts in their day-to-day work.
What are the changes in Designing and Programming of TA in 2014-2020 and what are the lessons learnt from 2007-2013? Which costs are eligible in TA and which non-eligible? What is the role of Technical Assistance for the Implementation of Nationa/Regional/ETC Operational Programmes? What are the possibilities of absorption of TA and how the absorption rate can be increased? What are the methods to monitor and evaluate the delivery of Technical Assistance in Member States? How can one get prepared to Audit of Technical Assistance? And last, but not least, what are the principles, objectives, tasks and timeline of Closure of Operational ProgrammeTA? The upcoming intensive workshop for public officials from Managing, Certifying, Audit Authorities and Intermediate Bodies will provide you with in-depth knowledge and practical examples on all your individual questions and challenges in regard to the implementation of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds 2014-2020.


The two-day intensive workshop focuses on the following topics:

  • Role of Technical Assistance for Successful Implementation and Management of ESI Funds 2014-2020
  • Eligibility of Expenditures in Technical Assistance 2014-2020
  • How to make best use of Technical Assistance
  • What is New in Programming and Designing of Technical Assistance in 2014-2020 and lessons learnt from 2007-2013
  • Interdependence of National/Regional/ETC Operational Programmes and Operational Programme Technical Assistance
  • Possibilities of Absorption and how to increase Absorption Rate
  • Monitoring and Evaluation of Technical Assistance
  • Financial Management and Control of Costs in Technical Assistance
  • Using Simplified Cost Options in Technical Assistance
  • Audit of Technical Assistance
  • Closure of Technical Assistance
  • Discussion & exchange of experience between Member States

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of implementation and management of Technical Assistance for ESI Funds 2014-2020, 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 specialised on ESI Funds 

 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 events. The price is € 199,- (each, excl. of VAT).
If interested, please contact Hella Baumeister.


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

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