EU regulations and directives need to be carefully observed
The national and regional administration of EU Funding is subject to uniform EU-wide regulations. These regulations implementation can prove especially challenging in terms how they are applied and how funding can be taken up more efficiently. It is our aim to simplify these regulations and their practical application. The European Academy for Taxes, Economy & Law supports administrative authorities throughout Europe in implementing these rules and regulations so that applicants for funding from all parts of Europe make progress and benefit from the Academy’s special training courses.
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.
The European Commission strongly recommends the use of Financial Engineering Instruments with EU funded projects. Innovative tools like JESSICA, JEREMIE or Microcredit Funds can provide sustainability of resourced, even beyond the programme itself. In this seminar you will gain expertise in FEIs.
The real impact of EU Funds will be increasingly addressed in the new programming period 2014-2020. After 2013, you will not only have to assure the quality of your ongoing and in particular ex-post evaluations, you will also have to fulfil the evaluation and monitoring rules of the new programming period 2014-2020.
EU-funded projects put high demands on project leaders and coordinators. Especially the correct financial accounting of the project is a great challenge. Beneficiaries have to follow the strict and complex rules set up by the European Commission.
According to the latest control results it is the public procurement law that causes the most difficulties while applying European funding. All bodies involved in EU funds administration need to ensure that the beneficiaries of EU funding spend grants also along with the public procurement law.
The European Summer Academy “Financial Control of EU Funds” offers 5 full days of intensive training on topics such as administrative verifications, eligibility of expenditures, simplified cost options, system audits and many more in the field of Financial Control and Auditing regarding publicly funded projects. In the last edition of this summer academy, Martin Weber, Head of Unit at the European Court of Auditors lectured as well as Fabienne Lévy, responsible for ESF Audit in the European Commission.
The end of the current programming period is approaching and authorities have to begin to plan the closure of the current Operational Programmes according to the new Commission’s guidelines.
EU funds communications have to be evaluated on a regular basis and to be revised if needed. For this, the responsible body should be able to define and use evaluation and monitoring measures. Difficulties arise as the process of evaluating communication is only slowly becoming more concrete as a tool itself.
Preventing, detecting and correcting irregularities is the obligation of each EU member state. If unduly payment cannot be recovered from a beneficiary and if this was caused by fault or negligience the member state is liable for refund. Consequently, unprofessional handling of irregularities can constitute high financial risks. Preventing irregularities, managing possible risks, conducting necessary corrections and avoiding repayment ist central to this European seminar.
This seminar addresses Project Managers of EU funded projects. In three days, participants acquire a very structured and high-level expertise of Project Management including an extensive set of instruments such as the Logical Framework Approach, a financial Cost-Benefit-Analysis (CBA), a Value Analysis (VA), Results-Based Management (RBM). Also, the new intervention logic of the 2014-2020 programming period is explained in detail.
The European Union is the world’s biggest donor, providing more than half of all development aid worldwide. However, in order to cooperate with the EU successfully and to benefit from the funds, beneficiaries have to comply with a multitude of complicated accounting regulations of projects financed by the EU.
EU member states have to make sure, that the billions of Euro, that will be granted by the European Commission result in successful projects. For the next programming period 2014-2020 new standard in project management, accouning and auditing will be demanded by the European Commission. So, national, regional and local agencies and authorities as well as final beneficiaries have to update their knowledge regarding the new regulation on EU funded projects. This European Summer Seminar offers the unique opportunity to catch up on these topics.
Ensuring that broadband internet is available in all European regions is one of the most important goals of EU infrastructure policy. Many opportunities of funding broadband projects are available for public administrations. The huge investments that are necessary need not be shouldered by a regional budget alone. Financing, though, still is one of the main hurdles, especially in rural areas. This seminar addresses public and private applicants and beneficiaries of EU funding, especially national, regional and local authorities planning to invest in the broadband infrastructure. Topics include the multiple opportunities of EU funding in this area, how to use Structural Funds for broadband projects, how to apply for ERDF and EAFRD funding and what financial instruments are being provided by the European Investment bank.
Many changes in the structure of Funds will be realised at the beginning of the next programming period 2014-2020. Two new funds will be launched, the Asylum and Migration Fund (AMF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF). On this European Symposium renowned experts will report on the imminent changes and help you prepare for next year's novelties.