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The European Academy for Taxes, Economy & Law offers advanced training courses by way of congresses, conferences, seminars and workshops in German and English.

Here you can find all upcoming conferences, seminars and workshops in their chronology. If you wish to view the events according to their topics, please visit these links: EU Funding, Law & Taxes, State Aid, Audit, Energy & Environment, HEI and R&D, Procurement and Development Cooperation. The event language for all events will be English. Click here for an overview of our German events.

lang_en 24. August 2015 - 28. August 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

Fraud and corruption in the public sector heavily harm the economy, lower investment levels and reduce public finances. Anti-fraud and anti-corruption strategies are often not effective enough and damages done to public institutions and their budgets by fraud and corruption can be enormous ranging from financial loss to reduction of organisational performance, reputation, credibility and public confidence.

lang_en 24. August 2015 - 25. August 2015, Arcotel John F

2015 is a crucial moment for experts dealing with EU Funds. Most Operational Programmes have been published, so that it is time to start new projects and write new project proposals in the current programming period 2014-2020. The Commission emphasises an increased use of financial instruments and aims at simplified and more coherent solutions.

lang_en 24. August 2015 - 25. August 2015, Arcotel John F

Most public institutions use social media tools in their communication. It is a key part of any communications planning and long-term strategy in today’s media landscape. Some organisations use in-house competence, whereas others choose to source out this area and work with external experts.

lang_en 26. August 2015 - 28. August 2015, Arcotel John F

EU Funds Project Managers have to deal with several challenging management tasks specific to EU Funds. Their work refers to different aspects and phases of project and programme management which require a high level of expertise.

lang_en 27. August 2015 - 28. August 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

The European Union (EU) and its Member States remain the world’s biggest donor, providing more than half of all development aid worldwide. However, in order to cooperate successfully with the EU and to benefit from the external cooperation funds, beneficiaries have to follow a multitude of administrative regulations and fulfil all external audit requirements.

lang_en 27. August 2015 - 28. August 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

The European Union is striving for energy independence. As a consequence, increasingly more money gets allocated to the funding and financing of private and public energy projects in Europe. This includes increased funding in development cooperation and collaboration with potential Candidate Countries as well.

lang_en 27. August 2015 - 28. August 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

The European Union is striving for energy independence. As a consequence, increasingly more money gets allocated to the funding and financing of private and public energy projects in Europe. This includes increased funding in development cooperation and collaboration with potential Candidate Countries as well.

lang_en 27. August 2015 - 28. August 2015, Arcotel John F

There is a range of fundamental services that are of major importance to citizens and their everyday life which have to be supplied by public authorities. Providing and financing these services – for instance in the social or transport sectors – needs to be in accordance with European State aid regulations and the provisions for Services of General Economic Interest.

lang_en 31. August 2015 - 01. September 2015, Arcotel John F

EU-funded projects put high demands on project leaders and coordinators. Especially the correct financial accounting of the project constitutes a great challenge. Beneficiaries have to follow strict and complex rules set up by the European Commission.

lang_en 31. August 2015 - 01. September 2015, RAMADA Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz

Modern public institutions are depending on functioning IT in their daily business. Therefore, IT emergencies represent a constant fundamental threat. However, it is not always possible to avoid such threats and emergencies do occur regularly. In case of emergency it is necessary to contain the damage.

lang_en 14. September 2015 - 15. September 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

The programming period 2014-2020 introduces new rules for the financial management of the European Structural and Investment Funds. National and regional authorities have become new responsibilities and deadlines regarding preparation, examination, acceptance and closure of accounts as well as financial correction.

lang_en 17. September 2015 - 18. September 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

With the new public procurement directive 2014/24/EU, which has come into effect in 2014, the European Commission has introduced a number of opportunities that allow for more flexibility in the procurement process while upholding the basic requirements of competition, transparency and equal treatment.

lang_en 17. September 2015 - 18. September 2015, Best Western Premier Hotel MOA Berlin

For the purpose of simplifying the implementation of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) 2014-2020, the European Commission has widened the application of simplified cost options.

lang_en 21. September 2015 - 22. September 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

As research results become increasingly important for international rankings and external funding, it is crucial to figure out how to compare research. How can research results be compared across different subject areas? Where to find the right counterparts to benchmark the institution’s research performance? Which tools are available to assess research quality?

lang_en 21. September 2015 - 22. September 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

Whether internal or external, strategic, financial, operational or reputational risks – these can significantly hinder the work of your authority. In the current economic and financial context the lack of an adequate approach to risk management is an enormous and real threat to the work of any public administration, since nowadays work efficiency and effectiveness in the public sector are more important than ever before. For that reason, it is of extreme importance that public authorities do not rely solely on their intuition in dealing with risks, but use professional formalised risk management as an integral and ongoing part of their general management process.

lang_en 21. September 2015 - 22. September 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

Closure of Operational Programmes 2007-2013 has to be conducted simultaneously to the management of the new programming period 2014-2020. This task involves contributions of Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities that need to prove effective communication as well as disciplined time management and coordinated performance.

lang_en 24. September 2015 - 25. September 2015, Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie

Higher education and research institutions face unique challenges in Internal Audit. Their complexity, individuality and diverse foci and fields of work make for a wide array of issues, which are not covered by common place Internal Audit knowledge covered by Internal Audit in the private sector.

lang_en 28. September 2015 - 29. September 2015, Arcotel John F

The EU provides multiple sources of financing for broadband projects, in form of various EU funds as well as European Investment Bank instruments. In the new programming period, broadband projects are not only supported via European Structural and Investments Fund (ESIF), including EAFRD and through the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF).

lang_en 19. October 2015 - 20. October 2015, Arcotel John F

IT for education has the potential to enhance and support the teaching and learning process immensely. Higher education institutions need to use innovative new technologies in order to boost their academic performance and attract and satisfy the new and technologically aware generation of students.

lang_en 05. October 2015 - 06. October 2015, Arcotel John F

Technical Assistance (TA) for European Structural Funds has been in use for several years now. However, there are many changes that apply to Technical Assistance in the Programming Period 2014-2020.

lang_en 08. October 2015 - 09. October 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

Thanks to the new EU Cohesion Policy and the new Programming Period 2014-2020 of the European Union, there is more funding available for research, development and innovation than ever before. The EU has set out the goal to enhance investment and to strengthen Europe’s position in R&D&I.

lang_en 08. October 2015 - 09. October 2015, Victor‘s Residenz-Hotel Berlin

Practitioners in the field of State aid in the agricultural and forestry sectors currently face the challenge of significant changes to the existing legislation. The European Commission has substantially modified the existing State aid rules in these sectors. After a new Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) had been agreed on, State aid provisions in this area also had to be adjusted.

lang_en 12. October 2015 - 13. October 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

Biodiversity, Nature Conservation & Protection, Natural Resource Management There is More European Funding Available for Environmental Projects than Ever Before

lang_en 15. October 2015 - 16. October 2015, Arcotel John F

According to the schedule of the funding period 2014-2020, managing and implementing authorities all over Europe are now starting to deliver programs that meet the funding goals defined by the EU. Again the European Social Funds (ESF) represents one of the key pillars of European funding.

lang_en 15. October 2015 - 16. October 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

The proper handling of the rules for the eligibility of expenditure in EU funded projects has proven to be very challenging and remains difficult in the new period 2014-2020. Disregarding the rules for eligibility of expenditure causes many irregularities.

lang_en 19. October 2015 - 20. October 2015, InterCityHotel Berlin am Hauptbahnhof

Knowledge, technology and innovations created at universities and other research entities have to make an impact outside of faculties and laboratories. Commercialisation of research is a mean to fulfil this task. Once a research project or innovation carried out by a university, research institution and its researchers is ready to achieve commercial results, it has to be decided how it can best be commercialised. Which is the most promising way to pursue?

lang_en 21. October 2015 - 23. October 2015, RAMADA Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz

The European Commission is currently taking a close look at the different areas of competition law including antitrust rules. The new Antitrust Damages Directive marks a big step towards a more coherent approach to infringements of EU antitrust law.

lang_en 22. October 2015 - 23. October 2015, InterCityHotel Berlin am Hauptbahnhof

In times of austerity, audits of public procurements have gained in importance. However, practitioners from public administrations often find auditing public procurement processes to be one of the most challenging and complex fields to audit. Misspent public money in low quality services and goods can endanger both the financial and operational integrity of an organisation.

lang_en November 2015, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

The field of food labelling in the European Union and the member states remains very dynamic. Several regulations have to be taken into account to guarantee all declarations on the contents of the food products and their possible benefits (or allergic threats!) are declared according to the applicable laws. Therefore, it is essential for practitioners and food law specialists to get to a running start in the domain of the complex legal and regulatory framework on EU Food Law.

lang_en 05. November 2015 - 06. November 2015, Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Checkpoint Charlie

The European Union provides various funds and instruments to support stakeholders such as universities, research centres and companies in the fields of research and development and the commercialisation of research results. However, financial accounting and reporting of EU-funded projects are considered very time consuming and complex.

lang_en 05. November 2015 - 06. November 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

The reform of Common Agricultural Policy brought significant changes in the implementation of the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) 2014-2020 by calling for simplifying rules for implementation of national and regional Rural Development Programmes (RDPs) and for reducing the related administrative burden.

lang_en 09. November 2015 - 10. November 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

Many authorities within the management and control system of EU Funds still face considerable difficulties and uncertainties when it comes to detecting and handling (suspected) fraud cases. They are presented with the challenge of distinguishing these cases from irregularities as well as identifying necessary actions.

lang_en 09. November 2015 - 10. November 2015, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

During the public procurement process a contracting authority puts a lot of time and effort into identifying reliable business partners, negotiating favourable terms, and ensuring a strong basis for the award decision. Despite the best preparations, however, existing contracts often require amendments.

lang_en 09. November 2015 - 10. November 2015, Arcotel John F

European research locations are constantly competing for talent with higher education institutes (HEI) in other areas of the world offering excellent conditions for researchers and lecturers.

lang_en 16. November 2015 - 17. November 2015, InterCityHotel Berlin am Hauptbahnhof

Workplace culture has a powerful impact on employees’ health and well-being. Both physical and mental health are directly linked to an organisation’s overall productivity. In times of tight budgets, it is necessary to exploit existing resources to the full.

lang_en 16. November 2015 - 17. November 2015, RAMADA Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz

A strong focus on results is being reinforced by the European Commission for the ESI Fund 2014-2020. Thus, EU funds authorities were asked to stipulate more precisely what changes and results are expected by the interventions of ESI Funds from the very beginning of the implementation of the Operational Programmes (OPs) 2014-2020.

lang_en 26. November 2015 - 27. November 2015, Arcotel John F

Providing more than half of all development aid worldwide, the European Union (EU) and its Member States are the world’s biggest donors. In order to successfully cooperate with the EU and to benefit from the external cooperation funds, beneficiaries have to comply with a multitude of accounting regulations for projects financed by the EU.

lang_en 30. November 2015 - 01. December 2015, Victor‘s Residenz-Hotel Berlin

Be prepared for the increasing importance of financial instruments with EU Funds!

lang_en 30. November 2015 - 01. December 2015, Arcotel John F

Nowadays, young people are faced with hard competition for job opportunities. So they make the choice for their Higher Education Institution (HEI) by deciding which environment offers them the best foundation to have good job opportunities after graduation. Universities have recognised this challenge but the circumstances make it hard to fulfill these very complex needs – the same is true for identifying and implementing the tools to fit those needs.

lang_en 03. December 2015 - 04. December 2015, Best Western Premier Hotel MOA Berlin

In current times of tight public budgets, public administrations must set and achieve their goals in the most effective, efficient and economical way. This new obligation also alters the responsibilities of auditors in the public sector.

lang_en 07. December 2015 - 08. December 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

The compliance of national funding and EU Funds with EU State Aid Rules is under strict control of the European Commission. State aid officials administering national and European funding in all member states still face difficulties when applying the European Union’s complex system of State aid rules and procedures, which regulate how public authorities use public resources to support organisations involved in business activities.

lang_en 07. December 2015 - 08. December 2015, Maritim Hotel Berlin

Meet the financial control requirements and reduce risk of incorrect reimbursements of EU Funds. The European Commission has set out detailed arrangements on the management and control systems to be operated by Member States for the EU Structural Funds in both programming periods (2007-2013 and 2014-2020).

lang_en January 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

In current times of tight budgetary discipline, it is more important than ever for public bodies involved in EU funds administration to manage funds cost effectively, efficiently and in accordance with the law.

lang_en 21. January 2016 - 22. January 2016, Adina Apartment Hotel Berlin Hauptbahnhof

The New Programming Period has begun and the last one has to be brought to a successful closure. The practical implementation of the two remaining Home Affairs and Security Funds, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF), brings a number of challenges for the authorities in charge of migration, asylum and internal security.

lang_en 25. January 2016 - 27. January 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

The practical implementation of the rules and regulations of the two remaining Home Affairs and Security Funds – the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF) – has begun. The current programming period brought a number of changes for the authorities in charge of migration, asylum and internal security.

lang_en 28. January 2016 - 29. January 2016, Arcotel John F

Advanced hands-on experience, operative know-how and thorough knowledge of procedures and risks are necessary to ensure clear, effective and reliable procurement procedures. While the new EU procurement directives require more flexibility, transparency and fulfilment of high qualitative, environmental, social and innovation standards, many contracting authorities still favour lowest price criterion as the safest and fastest procedure. Yet, many examples prove that the lowest price does not always mean lowest costs and therefore needs to be extended by additional criteria.

lang_en 28. January 2016 - 29. January 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

Researchers in Europe and beyond face mutual challenges. In times of declining national public funding for higher education and research institutions it becomes increasingly important to identify and to seize all sources of revenue.

lang_en February 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

A crucial part of public spending today is handled through public procurement procedures aiming to ensure financial prudence when dealing with taxpayers’ money. Thus, public institutions are required to transparent, effective and efficient measures to safeguard public finances.

lang_en February 2016, Die Veranstaltung findet in einem 4-Sterne Hotel in Berlin statt.

Quality is an increasingly talked about catchword in higher education. The Bologna Process as well as national legislation have made quality management (QM) and quality assessment (QA) a requirement for Higher Education Institutions (HEIs).

lang_en February 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

Decision makers for hazard management on regional, national and global level are faced with a complexity of possible disasters that has never been seen before.

lang_en February 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

Correctly used clouds enable organisations to achieve an increase of efficiency, effectiveness and transparency. For this reason cloud computing has become a common strategy of hosting data in private companies.

lang_en 15. February 2016 - 16. February 2016, InterCityHotel Berlin am Hauptbahnhof

National, European and international public institutions are under increasing pressure to achieve more and more with less and less. A solution to this problem is the introduction and implementation of a professional management of business processes that helps institutions to operate successfully despite budget cutbacks.

lang_en 18. February 2016 - 19. February 2016, InterCityHotel Berlin am Hauptbahnhof

The ESI Funds 2014-2020 offer the possibility to support an operation comprising a series of works, activities or services of a precise economic or technical nature (for which the total eligible costs exceed 50 million Euro) as well as operations contributing to one thematic objective (where the total eligible costs exceed 75 million Euro) such as transport, water, waste and energy projects.

lang_en 22. February 2016 - 23. February 2016, InterCityHotel Berlin am Hauptbahnhof

The current Programming Period 2014-2020 holds lots of opportunities to fund innovative ideas and projects. The architecture of European Funds and direct grants continues to offer a wide range of funding opportunities in the Member States. However, funding is often not used as effectively as possible or it may be denied due to lack of knowledge or poor planning. Although the numerous programmes and initiatives have different features, the development and implementation of projects in practice follow common rules.

lang_en 14. March 2016 - 16. March 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law is delighted to announce the 11th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2016 This annual forum brings together around 500 EU Funds experts from all over Europe and promotes an exchange of knowledge, experience and best practice between EU Institutions and Member States with regard to the correct management and control of EU Funds.

lang_en June 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

With the start of the new programming period 2014-2020 new regulations and rules regarding financial management, control and audit have been introduced. On the basis of the Common Provisions Regulation, Fund-specific rules as well as delegated and implementing acts EU-Member States have created and set up management and control systems for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) 2014-2020.