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European Summer Academy: Public Procurement for EU Funded Projects 2012

lang_en 18. June 2012 - 20. June 2012, Maritim Hotel Berlin

European Summer Academy
Public Procurement for EU Funded Projects 2012

The European Summer Academy “Public Procurement for EU Funded Projects 2012” provides a thorough practical training in the field of public procurements for all authorities within the management & control system of EU funds. With its workshop character you delve deep into the difficulties of the identification of public procurement risks. You will especially learn how to handle irregularities. Practical exercises and tasks will show you how to improve your measures to control public procurement procedures. Furthermore, you will receive advice on how to prepare appropriate checklists for public procurement, how to avoid control errors and what are the most frequent flaws in awarding contracts. In addition, you will deepen your knowledge on the forthcoming modernisation of EU Public Procurement legislation and on exemptions and derogations of public procurement regulations. After each presentation and case study you will be invited to practice your skills during practical session. The attendees are invited to test their freshly acquired know-how by participating in daily knowledge checks.

Based on the successful completion of these daily knowledge checks, participants will be awarded a unique diploma of the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law.

Methodology

After each presentation and case study you will be invited to deepen your knowledge in a practical session.
You will work on a practical exercise in small groups. The workshop facilitator will be available to answer your questions and will guide you through the exercise with suggestions and help in case of uncertainties. Towards the end of the session, each group will present their results, compare them with the other groups and discuss further solutions with the experts.

The participants are invited to test their freshly acquired know-how by participating in the daily knowledge-checks. These consist of multiple choice tests based on the main issues discussed previously in the morning and afternoon sessions. The participants are allowed to use the course material.

Your Benefit

  • Master your skills in legal and practical issues of public procurement for EU funded projects
  • Learn from experts from experienced authorities how to manage and control procurement efficiently, effectively and in accordance with the law
  • Avoid cancellation and withdrawal of funds due to incorrect and ineligible financing of projects
  • Learn how public procurements are audited and thus prevent mistakes in your work
  • Train with the auditors - improve your checklists and simplify your work load
  • Consult your individual questions and problems with our experts
  • Network and exchange experiences with European colleagues who deal as well with issues of public procurement for EU funded projects and learn how problems are resolved in their authorities
  • Participate in daily knowledge checks and receive the diploma of the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law  – a unique qualification in Europe!

Who is this Intensive Course for?

Directors, Heads of Units, Experts, Auditors, Managers, Advisors, Officers, Lawyers and other members of staff dealing with public procurements for EU funded projects from:

  • Managing Authorities
  • Intermediate Bodies and Authorising Bodies (e.g. Banks)
  • Certifying Authorities
  • Audit Authorities
  • National & Regional Supreme Audit Institutions

Especially from Departments such as:

  • EU Funds Financial Management
  • EU Funds Monitoring Department
  • EU Funds Control Department
  • EU Funds Audit Department
  • Implementation Department
  • Legal Department

Directors, Heads of Units, Procurement Managers, Procurement Officers, In-house Lawyers and other members of staff dealing with public procurements for EU funded projects from:

  • Public and private beneficiaries of EU Funds
  • Other bodies responsible for EU funded projects or other multilateral and bilateral projects

Especially from Departments such as:

  • Public Procurement Department
  • Finance Department
  • Control Department
  • EU Funds Department

Companies tendering or planning to tender for contracts that are parts of EU funded projects

Lawyers and Consultancy Firms

High Risk Issue:  Public Procurement

According to the latest control results, the application of public procurement legislation still causes authorities involved in the management and control system of EU funds immense problems. One of the most common and frequent sources of irregularities in EU funded projects continues to be the field of public procurement. When irregularities in public procurement are identified, corrections have to be made. If an irregularity resulted in an undue payment to the beneficiary that cannot be recovered and this loss was caused by a fault or negligence of the authority, the Member State is obligated to reimburse the amounts lost to the general budget of the EU. Therefore there are huge financial costs at stake for Member States if public procurement law requirements are not met. Large funding gaps can also seriously jeopardise further conduct of EU funded projects.

Learn how to ensure you receive best value for money and how to prevent irregularities!
All bodies involved in the management and control system of EU funds need to ensure they manage public procurements for EU funded projects with special diligence. They have to be conversant with the legal framework and all legal implications as well as to make certain that EU funding is spent in full compliance with public procurement rules. Furthermore, all stakeholders involved need to know how to use procurement procedures and specifications to their advantage in order to ensure the best possible use of EU funds. Consequently, they have to develop efficient toolkits for checks and controls of procurements to ensure that they did everything possible to detect irregularities and fraud in this field.

Language: English

Meeting hotel

» Maritim Hotel Berlin

Event Prices

for Public Administration and Court of Audit Officials

3500,- Euro excl. German VAT (19%)

for Other Organisations

4500,- Euro excl. German VAT (19%)

 

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