Audit and Control of ESI Funds 2014-2020

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Interactive Workshop

6-7 December 2018 | Vienna

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 Anya Zuschke.


With the current programming period a number of changes and new instruments in the area of audit and control of ESI Funds have been introduced. A stronger control regime was established, aimed to prevent and detect irregularities and fraud at all stages. New regulations and requirements as well as some “old” issues can be challenging for professionals dealing with ESI Funds.

Managing authorities and intermediate bodies have to be aware of the new audit requirements in order to be best prepared for audit visits. The day-to-day obligation of audit authorities is to conduct audit on operations, audit on projects, audit on payment claims, which causes such difficulties as choosing the right sampling method, handling of error rates and auditing of state aid and public procurement. Furthermore audit authorities have to meet new requirements and assessment criteria in system audit and audit of accounts, and effectively conduct audit of management declaration. Irregularities and fraud at any stage of these processes can bring to repayments and financial corrections. When the amounts cannot be recovered and this is a result of fault of a Member State, the latter is obliged to reimburse these amounts to the budget of the Union. Therefore, national authorities have to meet the challenges of stronger financial controls and carry out the respective audits.


The two-day intensive workshop focuses on the following topics:
  • Audit and control requirements for managing, certifying and audit authorities in 2014-2020
  • How to conduct audit of management declaration
  • How should managing authority get best prepared for audit visits
    What does audit authority expect from the managing authority/intermidiate body in terms of audit controls
  • Choosing the right sampling method for audit on operations/projects/payment claims
  • Challenges of audit of accounts
  • System audit
  • Audit documentation management
  • Detecting and managing errors, irregularities and fraud
  • Audit by the European Court of Auditors
  • Performance audit

Who should participate?

  • Representatives from public authorities in charge of audit and control of ESI Funds 2014-2020, especially from:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
  • ESI Funds experts from regional and local authorities and experts involved in ETC Programme
  • Auditors controlling and auditing ESI Funds programmes and projects
  • Experts from EU, National and regional Court of Auditors
  • Experts from Institutions involved in implementation of ESI funds
  • Consultants and lawyers specialized on ESI Funds
  • Beneficiaries of EU funded projects

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  Anya Zuschke.


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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