1 European Structural and Investment Funds Selected Events Edition Summer 2015 Ausgewählte Veranstaltungen Edition Sommer 2015 Event preview Veranstaltungsvorschau 1
2 Contents 3 The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law 4 Our Dedicated Training Approach Symposia & Conferences th European Annual Symposium: EU Funds 2016 Intensive Trainings 9-10 European Summer & Winter Academies 11 3 rd Summer Academy: Fraud and Corruption in the Public Sector 12 Winter Academy: Fighting Fraud in Public Procurement 13 Summer Academy: Financial Control and Audit of ESI Funds Masterclass Management in EU Funds Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector Selected Seminars & Workshops in English European Structural and Investment Funds Enforcing Internal & External Audit Development Cooperation Funding & Control Higher Education & Research Public Procurement State aid Innovative Administration Inhaltsverzeichnis 77 Die Europäische Akademie für Steuern, Wirtschaft & Recht Konferenzen Jahresfachkonferenz: EU-Beihilfen in deutscher Praxis Jahresfachtagung: EU Fonds in deutscher Praxis 2016 Intensiv-Trainings Masterclass Management in EU Funds Masterclass Zentrale Dienste Ausgewählte Seminare & Workshops in Deutsch Europäische Struktur- und Investitionsfonds Finanzen, Steuern, Recht & Revision Die moderne Verwaltung: IT, Prozesse, Personal & Kommunikation Vergaberecht EU-Beihilfenrecht Hochschulverwaltung & Forschung Öffentliche Infrastruktur- und Bauprojekte Energie & Umwelt Organisational Matters / Organisatorisches: 165 / 166 Booking Form / Terms & Conditions 167 / 168 Buchungsformular / Allgemeine Geschäftsbedingungen 2
3 The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law European Expertise for Practitioners The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law offers vocational training by way of conferences, congresses, intensive trainings, seminars and workshops with renowned European experts. Benefit from this expertise in fields such as EU Funds, Law & Taxes, Audit for the Public Sector, State aid, Energy and Environment, IT, Interior Affairs and Security. Management and staff from all areas of the public sector and industry make use of these vocational trainings on a daily basis. By experts for professionals In close cooperation with practicing experts from EU Institutions, public sector, industry and academia, the Academy develops vocational trainings of the highest level which are directly applicable to the daily work of the participants. The events offer up-to-date expertise, teach practical experiences and prepare attendees for future developments and requirements in Europe. The direct exchange of experiences with experts and colleagues ensures sustainability and improves the network of knowledge. Knowledge custom made for your requirements European law and European regulations create a multitude of individual questions. To ensure the complete satisfaction of your individual needs, the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law offers to support members of your staff, single departments or your entire personnel with customised consultations and trainings. Planning and managing your Europe-focused event successfully Are you planning a European event? Our event specialists offer to help you make the occasion a complete success. As experienced and well-known organisers and coordinators of European conferences, seminars and workshops our know-how will give your event a real European dimension. Overview of European Event Services Conception of themes and content Booking and service for speakers Complete management of the event Location and equipment planning Planning and production of the program Complete handling of print services Marketing and Communication Invoicing Quality control 3
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6 K th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2016 Delivering Results and Achieving Growth through European Structural and Investment Funds WELCOME TO THE EUROPEAN KNOWLEDGE NETWORK! The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law is delighted to announce the 11 th 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. With its unique character this European Symposium provides an insight in EU Funds issues from a strategic as well as from a programme and management perspective. The 11 th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2016 disseminates the essential know-how on a multitude of issues surrounding EU Funds. It features essential expertise from the relevant European Commission Directorates, European Court of Auditors, Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities as well as European Networks. Strategic discussions mingle with issues concerning the implementing level in the EU Member States and thus provide a unique European forum for an exchange of knowledge, experience and best practice. The European Annual Symposium offers numerous individual sessions and practical workshops. In the individual session you can choose from a number of parallel lectures dealing with the most demanding issues related to the implementation of ESI Funds In doing so you can design your individual timetable. WHO IS THIS 11 th EUROPEAN ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM FOR? The 11 th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2016 is a must-attend event for public officials such as Directors, Heads of Units, Managers, Auditors and other experts dealing with the management, certification and control of all EU Funds, especially from: Managing Authorities Certifying Authorities and Bodies Audit Authorities Intermediate Bodies Paying Agencies National Public Authorities Regional and Local Governments, Municipalities National and Regional Courts of Auditors Regional Development Agencies Public Banks and Private Banks Beneficiaries of EU Funds Consulting Companies, Advisory and Audit Services and other institutions and stakeholders dealing with management and control of EU Funds YOUR BENEFITS Get informed right on time about the practical challenges of the implementation and financial control of EU Funds Benefit from the experience of authorities that are well advanced in the implementation of the new Operational Programmes Use the crucial opportunity to familiarise yourself with the new tools and rules Receive more insight on changes in the management and control of the EU Funds in the programming period Learn how to improve the management and control systems of EU Funds Become familiar with the new tools for achieving your regional and rural goals Acquire confidence in your audit and financial control performance Improve your methods and tools Receive recommendations how to close the programming period Increase the administrative capacity of your authority and learn from good examples how improved governing structures, skilled human resources and efficient tools contribute significantly to fund management Develop networks and contacts with experts, members of European Institutions and partners of European importance at this all-encompassing EU Funds event Take part in the European discussion on the optimal management of the new ESIF! 6
7 K-131 Date of Event 14 th 16 th March 2016 Click here for further Information Booking Number K-131 Event Language The event language will be English. Event Prices Symposium (14 th 15 th March 2016) Fast booking contingent until 27 th of November 2015: 989,- Euro Early booking contingent from 28 th of November 2015 until 29 th of January 2016: 1.189,- Euro Normal price from 30 th of January 2016: 1.289,- Euro Symposium and Workshop (14 th 16 th March 2016) Fast booking contingent until 27 th of November 2015: 1.289,- Euro Early booking contingent from 28 th of November 2015 until 29 th of January 2016: 1.489,- Euro Normal price from 30 th of January 2016: 1.589,- Euro All prices excl. German VAT (19%) The event price covers: Extensive printed training material documents which will be handed out before the Symposium Attendance certificate, if Symposium fully attended Soft drinks and coffee/tea Lunch on all days of the Symposium Festive evening reception at the end of day one Event Location Maritim Hotel Berlin Stauffenbergstraße Berlin, Germany Phone.: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0) Internet: 7
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9 The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law European Summer & Winter Academies Intensive Trainings from Three to Five Days Save the dates and book early to ensure your participation in these unique intensive trainings. 3 rd Summer Academy Fraud and Corruption in the Public Sector 24 th 28 th August 2015 Winter Academy Fighting Fraud in Public Procurement February 2016 Summer Academy Financial Control and Audit of ESI Funds June 2016
10 The European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law European Summer & Winter Academies A Perfect Combination of Theory and Practice Each European Summer Academy is designed in accordance to our Intensive Training Approach. With its workshop character you delve deep into all major practical problems of its topic. The modules of each European Summer Academy consist of a presentation, a case study and a team exercise. The presentations and case studies ensure that you acquire the knowledge necessary for your daily work, whereas team exercises allow you to practice your skills in small groups with colleagues from all across Europe. You work closely with European experts and receive the right answers to your problems and uncertainties. The attendees are invited to test their freshly acquired know-how by participating in daily knowledge checks. Based on the successful results, you will be awarded a unique diploma of the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law. DAY 1 DAY 2 DAY 3 Module 1 Module 3 Module 5 Presentation Presentation Presentation Case Study Case Study Case Study Team Exercise Team Exercise Team Exercise Module 2 Module 4 Module 6 Presentation Presentation Presentation Case Study Case Study Case Study Team Exercise Team Exercise Team Exercise Knowledge Check Knowledge Check Knowledge Check Get-Together Reception Award of Diploma of the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law 10
11 K rd Summer Academy Fraud and Corruption in the Public Sector Prevention Detection Enforcement CLAMP DOWN ON FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR 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. It is therefore imperative that public staff responsible for preventing, detecting and combating fraud and corruption are well trained and have the knowledge and tools they need to protect the integrity of their public institution. Good risk management as well as prevention, detection and control systems should be considered by every public sector authority as a constant challenge. There is a need for more effective control instruments, reporting mechanisms, investigation methods and best practices. PREVENTING FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IS EVERYONE S RESPONSIBILITY Detecting fraud and corruption and making sure that it cannot be repeated is not solely the responsibility of anti-fraud officials and auditors. Without the cooperation of public officials working in high risk areas, it is very difficult to detect malpractice and illegitimate personal gain. Therefore, it is up to all levels of hierarchy in public institutions to create an environment of transparency, ethical conduct and accountability in order to ensure proper handling of this very important issue of prevention, detection and handling of fraud and corruption cases in public institutions. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT THE 3 rd SUMMER ACADEMY FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR? The 3 rd Summer Academy Fraud and Corruption in the Public Sector will provide you with an intensive training on issues and tools needed to keep public institutions free from fraud and corruption. Different types of malpractice and the environments that make them possible will be explained by experienced antifraud practitioners. Throughout the Summer Academy participants will learn about the entire cycle from effective risk management, preventative measures, detection methods to concrete actions to be taken in a confirmed case of fraud or corruption. This cycle needs to be applied to the areas with the highest risk of fraud and corruption such as: Public Procurement Misuse of classified information External Services and Consulting Information Technology (IT) The 3 rd Summer Academy Fraud and Corruption in the Public Sector is a five-day intensive practical training and offers detailed know-how on all aspects of fraud and corruption. During numerous workshops, public officials will work together in groups and will be challenged to apply their newly acquired skills in preventing and combating fraud and corruption. After each training day, participants put what they have learned to the test and take a knowledge check designed by our experts. WHO IS THE 3 rd SUMMER ACADEMY FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR FOR? Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Officers, Internal and External Auditors, Compliance Officers, Procurement Officers, Risk Managers, Executive Managers, Judicial and Police Officers working on economic crime, Customs Agents and other members of staff responsible for fighting fraud and corruption or working in areas with high risk of fraud and corruption in institutions such as: All central level public authorities such as ministries and executive agencies All public authorities on regional and local level as well as municipalities National and regional Courts of Auditors Corruption prevention and combating bureaus National inspection boards National and regional police bodies National and international agencies for international aid and development, economic cooperation & reconstruction Other international, national and regional public institutions and organisations Consulting companies working with and for the public sector Date of Event 24 th 28 th August 2015 Booking Number K-128 Event Price for Public Administration and Court of Audit Officials 5.489,- Euro for Other Organisations 6.489,- Euro All prices excl. German VAT(19%) Event Language The event language will be English. Click here for further Information Event Location Courtyard by Marriott Berlin Mitte Axel-Springer-Str Berlin, Germany Phone: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0) Based on the successful completion of the knowledge checks, participants will be awarded a unique diploma by the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law.
12 K-133 Winter Academy Fighting Fraud in Public Procurement PROTECT PUBLIC FINANCES PREVENT FRAUD AND CORRUPTION IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT 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. Nevertheless, they are confronted with numerous obstacles and risks of irregularities and fraud in their procedures: Bid rigging, illegal agreements between competitors and conflicts of interest of procurement staff are a great threat to public institutions, especially with regard to cost-intensive and technologically advanced investments and projects. Public procurement is a high risk area of fraud and corruption. Therefore, staff responsible for the prevention and detection of fraud as well as procurement staff need to be well prepared to identify red flags and to properly document, monitor and audit procurement procedures. The Winter Academy Fighting Fraud in Public Procurement is a practical training and offers detailed information on all important fraud risk areas in public procurement. Participants learn from first-hand experience during case study sessions and directly apply their newly acquired knowledge in the interactive workshops and team exercises taking place at the end of each training module. YOUR BENEFITS Ensure the correct spending of public money Recognise red flags for fraud and corruption in public procurement Develop your knowledge on how to determine whether bid rigging or collusive tendering is taking place in your institution Train your staff to be familiar with fraud risks on public procurement Gain a deep understanding of risk management when dealing with contractors and subcontractors Find out more on how to increase the efficiency and transparency of procurement procedures in your institution Actively avoid conflict of interest within your staff when it comes to public tendering Network and exchange experiences and know-how with our experts and other attendees Directly apply what you learned during interactive team exercises Receive a unique diploma at the end of the Winter Academy WHO IS THE WINTER ACADEMY FIGHTING FRAUD IN PUBLIC PROCUREMENT FOR? The Winter Academy Fighting Fraud in Public Procurement is a must-attend intensive training course for: Practitioners fighting fraud and corruption or working in areas with high risk of fraud and corruption such as: Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Officers Internal and External Auditors Procurement Managers and Officers Investigation Officers Compliance Officers Risk Managers Executive Managers Judicial and Police Officers working on economic crime Customs Agents Especially invited are Heads of Departments and Units, Managers and other responsible staff from institutions such as: All central level public authorities such as ministries and executive agencies International Organisations and NGOs National and international agencies for international aid and development, economic cooperation & reconstruction Public development banks All public authorities on regional and local level as well as municipalities National and regional Courts of Auditors Corruption prevention and combating bureaus National inspection boards National and regional police and security authorities Public Prosecution services Other international, national and regional public institutions and organisations Consulting companies working with and for the public sector Date of Event February 2016 Booking Number K-133 MC Click here for further Information Event Price for Public Administration and Court of Audit Officials Early booking contingent until 27 th of November 2015: 2.989,- Euro Normal price from 27 th of November 2015: 3.500,- Euro for Other Organisations Early booking contingent until 27 th of November 2015: 3.989,- Euro Normal price from 27 th of November 2015: 4.500,- Euro All prices excl. German VAT(19%) Event Language The event language will be English. Event Location This seminar will take place in a venue in Berlin.
13 K-134 Summer Academy Financial Control and Audit of ESI Funds EFFECTIVE FINANCIAL CONTROL AND AUDIT REMAINS CRUCIAL FOR THE CORRECT IMPLEMENTATION OF EU FUNDS IN With the start of the new programming period 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) Although many professionals are already experienced in financial management, control and audit issues, the present rules introduce new elements like flexibilities for dealing and reimbursement of costs, drawing up of management declaration and audit of accounts. Besides these new aspects, some old areas remain difficult and could be substantially improved. These areas include obtaining reliable assurance during desk based checks and on-the-spot checks, effective assessment of management and control systems or choosing the right sampling method. Sound financial management of European ESI Funds and reliable audit trail continue to be essential for securing that all European funding resources are spent properly and efficiently. Member States are obliged to prevent, detect and correct irregularities and to recover amounts unduly paid, together with any interest on late payments. When the amounts unduly paid to a beneficiary cannot be recovered and this is a result of fault or negligence on the part of a Member State, this Member State is responsible for reimbursing these amounts to the budget of the Union. Therefore, national authorities have to meet the challenges of stronger financial controls and carry out the respective audits. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT THIS MASTER CLASS? The Intensive Training on Improving Financial Management, Control and Audit of EU Funds offers you the unique opportunity to learn and exercise in detail the most important topics related to financial management, control and audit of ESI Funds in the programming period This three-day event provides you with theoretical and practical information on the most relevant aspects related to the management as well as to the first and second level of control. Each module consists of presentation, case studies and team exercises. The presentations at the beginning of each module offer you compact and in-depth information on the respective topic. The following case studies and team exercises make you familiar with practical aspects and deepen your knowledge on the basis of cases that occur in practice. The workshop facilitator will be available to answer individual questions, to guide the participants through the exercise with suggestions and help in case of uncertainties. Towards the end of each session, all groups may present their work, compare results with the other groups and discuss further solutions with our experts. In addition to team exercises and discussions on each module, you are invited to test your fresh-acquired knowhow by participating in the daily knowledge checks that will take place at the end of every training day. These consist of multiple choice questions based on the main issues discussed previously in the morning and afternoon sessions. Based on your successful results of the daily knowledge checks, you will be awarded a unique diploma of the European Academy for Taxes, Economics & Law. WHO IS THIS MASTER CLASS FOR? This Master Class is dedicated to improve your knowledge by means of lectures, case studies, team exercises and knowledge checks. It is designed for public officials such as Directors, Heads of Departments and Units, Programme Managers, Controllers, Auditors, Counselors, Advisors, Experts and other members of staff working in: Managing Authorities Intermediate Bodies Certifying Authorities Audit Authorities Supreme Audit Institutions and Regional Audit Institutions Beneficiaries (e.g. national, regional, local government administrations, agencies, universities, associations and organisations as well as private beneficiaries) Consulting Companies, Advisory and Audit Services and other institutions and stakeholders dealing with management and control of EU Funds YOUR BENEFITS Upgrade your knowledge on financial management, control and audit of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) in the programming period Get ready for the financial management, control and audit of ESI Funds Become acquainted with the changes in control and audit of ESI Funds and how to cope with the new Delegated and Implementing Acts for the ESI Funds Learn practical obstacles which may arise and how to tackle them Increase the efficiency of your work by implementing the newest methods and tools in financial control and audit of ESI Funds Improve your know-how and thus strengthen your expertise in this field Measure your knowledge in a special knowledge check and receive a unique diploma Date of Event June 2016 Booking Number K-134 Event Price Early booking contingent until the 6 th of May 2016: 2.989,- Euro excl. German VAT (19%) Normal price from the 7 th of May 2016: 3.489,- Euro excl. German VAT (19%) Event Language The event language will be English. Event Location This seminar will take place in a Click here for further Information venue in Berlin.
14 K-88 European Structural and Investment Funds Masterclass Management in EU Funds EU FUNDS MANAGEMENT A COMPLEX FIELD OF PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY We are proud to announce the Masterclass Management in EU Funds, a unique professional training on EU Funds Management. This Masterclass represents the first intensive professional preparation for all EU Funds Specialists Europe-wide. Do you already have first experience or are you about to start working in the very complex field of EU funding? Then you accomplish the key requirement for gaining admission to this Masterclass Management in EU Funds. YOUR BENEFITS Boost your career by means of the Europe-wide unique qualification in Management of EU Funds Make sure to have high qualified staff members in your EU funding unit Become familiar with the latest rules and current EU guidelines within this and the next funding period Improve communication procedures regarding EU Funds Learn how to cope with the workload of developing programme strategies Benefit from a wide range of topics tailored for your professional and personal needs Find out how to make the most out of financial and auditing tools Enjoy the European character of the courses networking with peers and colleagues from all Member States MASTERCLASS MODULES In order to gain the Masterclass Management in EU Funds you have to successfully complete 3 compulsory Masterclass seminars which are obligatory. Additionally, you have to successfully complete 4 optional Masterclass seminars at your choice. MASTERCLASS TEACHING METHODS Presentations and case studies Discussions and Q&A-sessions Best practice reports Interactive exercises Workshops with group work Rich course material and handouts Knowledge checks at the end of each course ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Relevant work experience or just about to start in the field of EU Funds Specialists in EU Funds Management working in Managing Authorities Certifying Authorities Audit Authorities Intermediate Bodies Ministries of - Economy - Labour - Social Affairs - Regional Development - Finance - Transport - Agriculture, Fisheries and Food - Environment - Education & Culture - Health - Interior - Technology and Science Regional Development Agencies Associations and Non-profit organisations National and Private Banks Courts of Auditors Specialised audit consultancies Certified Public Accountants and Public Auditors responsible for conducting and reporting on audits performed according to the regulations (EC) No. 1828/2006, 1083/2006, 1080/2006 Consultancies specialised in EU funding For latest information on the Masterclass Management in EU Funds please visit our website 14
15 K-88 European Structural and Investment Funds Masterclass Management in EU Funds 3 Compulsory Masterclass Seminars EU Funds Policies, Regulations and Management Evaluation Techniques Reinforced Financial Control Requirements of EU Funds + 4 Optional Masterclass Seminars Handling Irregularities in EU Funded Projects Public Procurement for EU Funded Projects Successful Verification of EU Funded Projects How to Detect & Manage Fraud in EU Funded Projects Eligibility of Expenditure for EU Funded Projects Technical Assistance for European Structural Funds New Financial Instruments under ESI Funds Management and Control Any other EU Funds related seminar or workshop offered by us + Knowledge Check at the end of each seminar = Masterclass Management in EU Funds Award 15 MASTERCLASS TIME SCHEDULE The Masterclass is flexible to your time schedule. You can start at any time you wish. The Masterclass programme starts with the date of the first Masterclass seminar you are attending. It is recommended to successfully pass 6 further Masterclass seminars within 12 months in order to be awarded the Masterclass Management in EU Funds Diploma. MASTERCLASS LANGUAGE The compulsory Masterclass seminars will be conducted in English. The optional Masterclass seminars will be held either in English or in German, depending on the Masterclass seminar choice you may make. MASTERCLASS VENUES The courses will take place in hotels in Berlin. BOOKING NUMBER K-88 CONTACT For further information and booking procedures please contact: Regina Lüning, M. Sc. econ. Head of Marketing and Sales Phone: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0)
16 K-44 Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector For Organisations at International, European and National Level MASTERCLASS AUDIT IN THE PUBLIC SECTOR A UNIQUE PROFESSIONAL TRAINING TAILOR-MADE FOR YOUR NEEDS We are proud to announce the new Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector, a unique professional training for all auditors in government, public and international institutions. Have you gathered first experience in the challenging and complex field of public sector audit? Then you fulfil the key admission requirement for the Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector. Join many successful graduates and advance your personal career. YOUR BENEFITS Boost your career through this unique qualification in public audit Benefit from a wide choice of topics tailored to your professional needs Ensure a high level of skills of your staff members in your audit unit by investing in competence building through specialised trainings Acquaint yourself with the latest legal changes and techniques in public audit Make the most of your Masterclass training by attending modules designed for specific sectors such as International Organisations, Higher Education or Development Cooperation Check your expertise in Knowledge Checks Plan your courses flexibly Receive documentation of your successfully attended Masterclass seminars Enjoy the international character of the courses and network with experienced peers and colleagues from around Europe and beyond MASTERCLASS MODULES In order to gain the Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector you have to successfully complete 3 compulsory Masterclass seminars which are obligatory. Additionally, you have to successfully complete 4 optional Masterclass seminars at your choice. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS Relevant work experience in the field of audit in public sector, administration or government Audit practitioners working in International and Supranational Organisations Ministries on national or regional level Courts of Audit Authorities responsible for EU Funds such as Managing Authorities, Audit Authorities, Certifying Authorities Public Banks Non-governmental Organisations / Non-profit Organisations Regional Development Organisations Public and private beneficiaries of EU funding Consultancies working with and for the public sector Are you already a certified public auditor? Then you can earn up to 6 CPE credits per Masterclass seminar, pending approval by your national CPE authority such as IFAC or IIA. MASTERCLASS TEACHING METHODS Presentations and case studies Interactive exercises and workshops Small group tasks Best practice reports Discussions and Q&A Sessions Rich course materials and hand-outs Knowledge Checks at the end of each Masterclass seminar For latest information on the Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector please visit our website 16
17 K-44 Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector For Organisations at International, European and National Level 3 Compulsory Masterclass Seminars + 4 Optional Masterclass Seminars Performance Audit in the Public Sector Risk Management in the Public Sector How to Audit Public Procurement Effectively Funding source-specific Courses How to audit for Fraud in EU Funded Projects Preparing for Audits in EuropeAid Projects Reinforced Financial Control Requirements of European Structural & Investment Funds Financial Accounting in EU External Cooperation Funding Sector-specific Courses Internal Audit in International Organisations and Public Institutions Financial Accounting and Audit in European Research & Development Funding Internal Audit in Higher Education and Research Institutions + Knowledge Check at the end of each seminar = Specialised Courses Operational Risk Management in the Public Sector *Any other Audit related seminar or workshop offered by us Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector ** Award MASTERCLASS TIME SCHEDULE The Masterclass is flexible to your time schedule. You can start at any time you wish. The Masterclass programme starts with the date of the first Masterclass seminar you are attending. It is recommended to successfully pass 6 further Masterclass seminars within 12 months in order to be awarded the Masterclass Audit in the Public Sector Diploma. MASTERCLASS LANGUAGE The compulsory Masterclass seminars will be conducted in English. The optional Masterclass seminars will be held either in English or in German, depending on the Masterclass seminar choice you may make. MASTERCLASS VENUES The courses will take place in hotels in Berlin. BOOKING NUMBER K-44 CONTACT For further information and booking procedures please contact: Regina Lüning, M. Sc. econ. Head of Marketing and Sales Phone: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0)
18 Selected Seminars & Workshops in English For latest information please check on our website: Für aktuelle Informationen besuchen Sie bitte unsere Webseite:
19 European Structural and Investment Funds European Structural and Investment Funds Financial Accounting of EU-Funded Projects 20 Practical Toolbox for EU Funds Project Managers 21 EU Funds Policies, Regulations and Management 22 EU FUNDING FOR ENERGY 2015: Financing Energy Projects in Africa, Asia & Europe 23 Financial Corrections, Payment Applications and Annual Accounts of ESI Funds Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funded Projects 25 Carrying out Closure of the Operational Programmes EU Financing for Broadband Infrastructure Projects Technical Assistance for European Structural and Investment Funds 28 New Rules on Eligibility of Expenditure in Structural Funds Projects Fulfilling ESF Obligations for Social Inclusion & Youth Employment EU Funding for Environmental Projects 31 Fraud in EU Funded Projects: Detecting, Handling, Combating 32 Working with Indicators of ESI Funds Effective Management and Control of EAFRD Reinforced Financial Control Requirements of EU Funds State aid Rules for National Funding and EU Funds 36 Using Financial Instruments in the Current Generation of Programmes Managing AMIF & ISF and Closing SOLID 38 Financial Accounting of EU-Funded Projects 39 Public Procurement for EU Funded Projects Major Projects Funded by ESI Funds Project Management for EU Funded Projects 19
20 S-1036 MC European Structural and Investment Funds Advanced Seminar Financial Accounting of EU-Funded Projects ERRORS IN HANDLING EU FUNDS FINANCES CAN SERIOUSLY JEOPARDIZE YOUR PROJECT! EU-funded projects put high demands on project leaders and coordinators. Especially correct financial accounting of projects constitutes a great challenge. Beneficiaries have to follow strict and complex rules set up by the European Commission. The project needs to be correctly managed with respect to its financial accounting. If you as beneficiary do not fulfil your financial accounting obligations, both the European Commission and the designated national authorities can freeze your funding or even reclaim it completely. Therefore, protect yourself from repayment and prepare intensively for financial controls! A WELL STRUCTURED FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT IS CRUCIAL FOR THE SUCCESS OF YOUR EU-FUNDED PROJECT Managers of EU-funded projects need to implement and comply with specific financial rules. As the reporting requirements are inflexible, a precise documentation plays a vital role, especially in case of controls. Moreover, concrete deadlines and specific eligibility rules need to be followed. Thus, a well structured financial management is crucial for the success of an EU-funded project. WHAT WILL YOU LEARN AT THIS SEMINAR? What does the European Commission require from beneficiaries of EU Structural Funds regarding the financial accounting of EU-funded projects? What are the beneficiary s duties regarding financial accounting and which relevant forms and declarations do I have to be familiar with? How can I manage my bookkeeping correctly? How to differentiate variable costs, fixed costs, direct costs and indirect costs Which costs are eligible and how do I cope with disallowance of costs? What do I have to be aware of when using flatrates to simplify accountancy? What are particular requirements for financial accounting of personnel costs? What needs to be done if a budget change occurs during project implementation? How do I assure a smooth cooperation between administrative staff and those implementing the project in practice? How can I prepare for administrative checks and verifications, on-the-spot checks as well as financial audits from the Audit Authority in the best way? WHO IS THIS EUROPEAN SEMINAR FOR? Beneficiaries of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESI Funds) and in particular ERDF, ESF and CF implementing EU-funded projects Public and private institutions as well as organisations applying for EU Structural Funds Ministries administering EU Structural Funds Managing, Audit and Certifying Authorities for EU Structural Funds Intermediate Bodies and Implementing Bodies for EU Structural Funds Municipalities and local authorities Public and development banks Chambers of Commerce and Chambers of Crafts Specialised consultants and certified public accountants working with EU Structural Funds YOUR BENEFITS Protect your budget Prevent repayments Benefit from a hands-on and practical seminar approach with case studies, practical examples as well as numerous recommendations for your daily work Be proactive Prepare yourself for on-the-spot checks and financial audits Participate in an interactive workshop with group work and take advantage of the possibility to directly apply your newly acquired knowledge Discuss your individual questions with our experts from different authorities Exchange experiences with other beneficiaries and peers from all across Europe Date of Event 31 st August 1 st September 2015, Berlin Booking Number S-1036 MC Event Price 1.389,- Euro excl. German VAT (19%) Event Language The event language will be English. This seminar is also part of the Masterclass Management in EU Funds Optional Course Click here for further Information Event Location Arcotel John F Werderscher Markt Berlin, Germany Phone: +49 (0) Fax: +49 (0) Internet: 20