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Public institutions in Europe undergo currently radical changes and very dynamic processes. Internal and external auditors from the public sector face a large number of new challenges. 

They need to ensure that their audit methods are up-to-date, accurate and capable to uncover bad governance so that they can recommend innovative and adequate solutions.

Old threats in a new environment
Due to the expanding of responsibilities and new fields of activities, public sector auditors need to extend their know-how on a daily basis. At the same time, fraud and corruption remain the biggest threat to a proper functioning of public institutions. The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law supports internal and external auditors by providing the high-quality practical seminars and trainings in key issues such as:

  • Fighting fraud and corruption in the public sector
  • Risk analysis and management methods
  • Financial control
  • Public procurement control
  • IT audit
  • Performance audit
  • EU Funds control and audit
  • Effective internal audit system in the public administration

Extend your expertise by participating in the various events held by the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law in this area.

See our range of training opportunities in EU Funding here.

lang_en 01. February 2016 - 03. February 2016, Arcotel John F

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 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 25. February 2016 - 26. February 2016, InterCityHotel Berlin am Hauptbahnhof

The European Union (EU) and its Member States are the world’s biggest donors, providing more than half of all development and humanitarian 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 03. March 2016 - 04. March 2016, RAMADA Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz

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 11. April 2016 - 12. April 2016, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

Performance Indicators * Performance-based Budgeting * Activity-based Budgeting & Costing * Accrual Budgeting & Accounting

lang_en 18. April 2016 - 19. April 2016, Arcotel John F

Without Continuous Improvement and Modification Your Risk Management Strategy Becomes Out of Date

lang_en 19. May 2016 - 20. May 2016, RAMADA Hotel Berlin-Alexanderplatz

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 as well as the commercialisation of research results.

lang_en 23. May 2016 - 24. May 2016, Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte

The European Commission has set out detailed arrangements on the management and control systems to be operated by Member States for the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) 2014-2020.

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

Governments and Public Sector Organisations under Increasing Pressure to better Manage Public Resources

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

Public construction projects and infrastructure modernisation need effective audit more than ever before

lang_en 13. June 2016 - 15. June 2016, Arcotel John F

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.

lang_en 18. July 2016 - 19. July 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in 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 August 2016, This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.

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.