EStIF Interactive Forum:
Financial Management, Control & Audit of ESI Funds

Workshops – Case Studies – Exchange

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24-25 May 2018 | Vienna

If you have any questions regarding the conference or you would like to get any additional information, please contact Anya Zuschke.


Most of ESI Funds experts are well aware of the applicable rules and requirements. The real challenge today is the practical implementation of running programmes and projects. Our EStIF Interactive Forum, combining theoretical knowledge and practical experience, will enable practitioners to participate in numerous practical workshops, case studies and discussion rounds and exchange experience on the most challenging management and financial control issues.

The following topics will be discussed in depth in parallel practical sessions and interactive workshops:

  • How to make management verifications more effective
  • How to draw up, certify and submit annual accounts to the European Commission
  • How to calculate Simplified Cost Options - flat rates, lump sums and standard scales of unit costs
  • How to fulfil audit and control requirements
  • How to make the best use of Financial Instruments within ESI Funds
  • How to handle errors, irregularities and financial corrections
  • How to design a strategy to prevent, detect and correct fraud and corruption in your institution
  • How to use ESI Funds for Revenue Generating Projects
  • How to use ESI Funds in compliance with State aid and public procurement rules

Who should participate?


  • Public authorities involved in the management of ERDF, ESF, CF, EAFRD and EMFF Programmes:
    • Managing Authorities
    • Certifying Authorities
    • Audit Authorities
    • Intermediate Bodies
  • Authorities involved in the management and implementation of EU funded projects:
    • EU Funds and European Affairs Departments in national and regional ministries, agencies and governments
    • Cities and local authorities implementing EU funded projects
    • National and regional development agencies

  • Other beneficiaries of EU funded projects, i.e.: Private and public companies, NGOs and Associations, research institutes

  • Bodies working on European Territorial Cooperation and INTERREG Programmes

  • Public and private banks and other financial intermediaries

  • International, national and local associations and networks involved in the Cohesion policy
  • Consultants and lawyers involved in projects containing European funding
    EAFRD and EMFF
What participants said about previous EStIF Events:

"Excellent organisation, good mixture of different topics, interesting presentations"

"Good opportunity to learn from experience from other countries"

"Superb speakers and organization as always!"

"Great event, unforgettable!"

"Good quality event, very useful for Managing Authorities"

“Perfect organisation and location! Excellent speakers and experts. A refreshing, new and unique experience for exchanging theories and practices and to meet other enthusiastic colleagues.”

"This was a well organized event, covering relevant and interesting
topic. The speakers were well informed and covered what was needed
in each topic"

“Excellent breath of topics, and highly interactive.”

"Interesting choice of topics for panel discussions, good quality of presentations"

“THE opportunity to exchange smooth and sound procedures for access to funding and implementation of projects.”

Conference Material - No need to miss anything!

If you were unable to make it to the EStIF Forum 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

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

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