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.


In the programming period 2014-2020 Managing Authorities, Certifying Authorities and Intermediate Bodies have to meet a number of new requirements with regard to administrative and on-the-spot verifications. Not only eligibility of expenditures and compliance with complex State aid and public procurement rules have to be considered but especially the new obligations in preparing and drawing up the management declaration, annual accounts and the annual summary still raise a number of questions to ESI Funds practitioners.

At the same time, public officials in charge of ESI Funds have to be aware of preventing and detecting errors and irregularities, which can result in repayments and financial corrections. Therefore, national authorities have to meet the challenges of stronger financial controls and carry out the respective audits.

This intensive workshop for experts from Managing, Certifying, Audit Authorities and Intermediate Bodies will provide in-depth knowledge, practical exercises and exchange of experience on financial management & control of ESI Funds with the special focus on the new procedures and requirements for a proper verification of ESI Funds 2014-2020.


This two-day intensive workshop focuses on the following topics:
  • Verification of expenditures: New legal requirements
  • How to improve the verification strategies for administrative & on-the-spot verifications
  • Conducting verifications in practice
    • Verification of eligibility of expenditure
    • Verification of Simplified Cost Options
    • Verification of State aid and public procurement
    • How to perform risk analysis and sampling
  • The Assurance Package: Management Declaration, Annual Accounts and Annual Summary
  • Handling errors, irregularities & financial corrections

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of first-level 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 specialised on ESI Funds 

Workshop Material - No need to miss anything!

If you are 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 Juliana Veit.


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

Further information

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

Further information
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