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FIVE-day option || Indicators toolkit

EUfundingMalta (NORTH) expedition included!

July 15-19, 2019, Westin Malta Hotel

Discounted Price (till 24 June 2019): EUR 1,999

Normal Price (from 25 June 2019): EUR 2,499

 

THREE-day option || Indicators and the Performance Framework

EUfundingMalta (NORTH) expedition included!

July 15-17, 2019, Westin Malta Hotel

Discounted Price (till 24 June 2019): EUR 1,499

Normal Price (from 25 June 2019): EUR 1,699

 

TWO-day option || Focus on: Achieving indicators through Simplification (incl SCOs, Financial Instruments & Performance audits)

July 18-19, 2019, Westin Malta Hotel

Discounted Price (till 24 June 2019): EUR 999

Normal Price (from 25 June 2019): EUR 1,199

 

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Course Description

Strategy in 2014-20 drives the EU towards smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, based on eight specific and measurable targets in five principle areas – employment, education, research and development, energy and climate change, and the eradication of poverty and social exclusion.  These will be the eight measurements that count.  These will ultimately tell us whether the European Structural and Investment Funds have been used effectively, to reach the desired results and impact on people’s lives.  The end justifies the means.

And what are the preferred means for 14-20?  Implementation needs to happen, efficiently and most of all effectively.  Speak first about efficiency.  The simplification of the management and control systems and the availability of different forms of financial support are helping to channel funds more quickly.    Whether it’s being done more effectively or not, it will be up to the evaluation exercises to report.

Monitoring and evaluation of targets thus assume a very important role, at all levels of the shared management of ESIF: from the European Commission, through the managing, certifying, audit authorities and intermediate bodies, down to the beneficiaries and final recipients.  We have a crucial role in making sure that project selection is aligned with the OP objectives, implementation does not derail from agreed targets, indicators are being fulfilled, and results are achieved.

This course aims at delivering an exhaustive overview of the monitoring and evaluation techniques for the 14-20 period and the newest management and financing methods (SCOs and financial instruments) introduced to ensure Programmes are truly result-driven.  It provides an essential toolkit for any person responsible for the successful delivery of ESI-funded programmes and projects.


 

Course Highlights

i. Understanding the monitoring and evaluation requirements under the programmes co-funded from ESIF 2014-20, at EU and Member State level;

ii. Learning how the intervention logic provides the architecture for the performance framework, the setting of indicators and the measurement of results;

iii. Exploring the annual implementation reports and understanding how the performance of the management and control systems determine their validation and acceptance (or otherwise) by the EC;

iv. Understanding the Performance Framework and Reserve and how they relate to the success or failure of an OP;

v. Discussing the enhanced role of management verifications in the monitoring of data;

vi. Understanding how simplified cost options and financial instruments deliver outputs more efficiently;

vii. Analysing the techniques available for the evaluation of impacts, with particular emphasis on theory-based and counterfactual impact evaluations, and understanding where and when to apply each.

 

 
 
Target Audience
Managing Authorities, First Level of Control Bodies, Intermediate Bodies, Certifying Authorities, Audit Authorities, Central Coordination Bodies, Methodology Departments, Central or Regional Ministries, officers/managers dealing with monitoring and evaluation.

 

 

New! One-day EUfundingMalta (NORTH) expedition included

EU funding - a step forward for Malta's economic development

The ever so popular expedition on EU funded-projects is also included.  The course theme is coupled with visits to important EU-funded projects in a day-long expedition. 

 


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Our Trainers

Ray Bartolo
Head of Institution - Speaker

  • Twelve years of practical experience in the management and control of European Funds
  • Involved in the implementation and closure process of the Maltese 2004-06 Structural and Cohesion Funds Programme
  • Contributed significantly towards the setting up of the financial management and control systems of the ERDF, CF and ESF Operational Programmes for the 2007-2013 Programming Period
  • Responsible for the implementation of the ERDF and CF Operational Programmes for health, transport, education, urban regeneration and technical assistance
  • Served as National Expert and Coordinator on the CEF coordination committee for transport, Environment and the Telecommunications sectors
  • Prepared Procurement Manuals for a number of Maltese Government entities
  • Drafted and evaluated different types of procurement procedures, including concession contracts
  • Provided strategic guidance and project management services to various beneficiaries of EU-Funding
  • Leading role in the design and approval process of Major Projects
  • Delivered several training sessions and seminars on financial, programme management and public procurement to participants coming from MA, CA, AA, IBs, Beneficiaries, and other stakeholders from all around Europe
  • Masters graduate in Public Policy from the University of Malta

 

Trevor Fenech
Director – Speaker

  • Former Senior Manager at the Managing Authority for Structural and Cohesion funds
  • Past experience in ERDF, ESF, CF, EAGGF and FIFG programmes
  • Strongly involved in the design, implementation and monitoring of the management and control systems for the 04-06 and 07-13 financial periods, including eligibility rules, financial reporting to Management, the European Commission and the Monitoring Committee, management verifications, audits, financial corrections, and internal procedures
  • Carried out the closure process of the 04-06 Single Programming Document (SPD)
  • Delivered several presentations in the field of financial management of EU funds to the MA, CA, AA, IBs, Beneficiaries and TAIEX Beneficiaries
  • Engaged in major audit missions carried out by the EC, ECA and OLAF
  • Former nations delegate to the ESF Committee (Treaty of the Functioning of the EU, Art. 163).
  • Providing expert advise to the Maltese Government on PPPs and the conduct of the Competitive Dialogue procedure
  • Managing successfully a number of EU-funded projects
  • Masters graduate in Financial Management and Economics from the University of London

  

Justine Schinas
Senior Advisor – Expedition

  • Worked for the Managing Authority for Structural and Cohesion Fund since 2009
  • Experience on all Cohesion Policy funds being the ERDF, CF and ESF
  • Assisted in the closure of the 2004-2006 programme
  • Provided technical guidance to MA officials with regards to the implementation of EU Funded projects.
  • Carried out numerous verification and physical project checks, identified financial corrections and was involved in the setting up of operating procedures within the MA.
  • Highly involved in an audit missions carried out by the European Commission
  • Participated in Monitoring Committees, delivered presentations/training to stakeholders and MA officials, and participated in research work and compilation of data, particularly with regards to absorption issues.
  • Managed the implementation of large projects with budgets of close to fifty million.
  • Worked on the Technical Assistance (TA) Fund and was tasked with the role of TA Manager whereby she oversaw a team of officers working on this fund.
  • Responsible for a number of procurement procedures within the MA where she issued call for quotations and tenders. She also formed part of numerous evaluation committees.
  • Masters in Business Administration from the University of Malta

 

 
Venue & Accommodation

Training Venue
Westin Malta Hotel – St. Julian’s

The training course will take place at the Westin Hotel - Malta, a 5-star luxurious hotel, in St. Julian's. Accommodation can be provided at the Westin Hotel itself and other hotels in the vicinity.

Please note that we have special corporate prices for our participants with the following list of hotels:

 

Hilton Hotel, Westin Hotel, Intercontinental Hotel, Hotel Valentina, Hotel Argento, Cavalieri Art Hotel & Golden Tulip Vivaldi

 

How to benefit from Hotels’ corporate rates

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Westin Hotel – send an e-mail to Margaret at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and refer to EuropeanFunds.info in your e-mail.

Hilton Malta – send an e-mail to Stephanie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and refer to EuropeanFunds.info in your e-mail.

Intercontinental Hotel – send an e-mail to Gordon at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and refer to EuropeanFunds.info in your e-mail.

Valentina Hotel – Log on to www.hotelvalentina.com and enter the EUFUNDS promo code

Hotel Argento – send an e-mail to Fabrizio at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and refer to EuropeanFunds.info in your e-mail.

Cavalieri Art Hotel – send an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and refer to EuropeanFunds.info in your e-mail.

Golden Tulip Vivaldi – send an e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and refer to EuropeanFunds.info in your e-mail. 

 

 
 

Useful Information

St Julians

How to get around

Upon arriving at the Malta International Airport, you can get to St. Julian's by catching a taxi or the public transport system (Bus number X2 which runs from 05550hrs till 2250hrs). Buses are quite frequent to St. Julian's.

If you are staying outside of St. Julian's, reaching the training venue is quite easy. The bus stops just further down the road from the Westin Dragonara Resort, which is only 5 minutes away.

 

Weather?

Weather in Malta

Malta has a typical Mediterranean climate with mild winters and warm to hot summers. THe warm season generally starts in Mid-April and ends in September with an average temperature of 20 degrees. Temperatures are between 20 to 30 degrees in July and August.

 

Food?

Local Cuisine

While the island offers a variety of culinary choices, one must not miss the opportunity to try some local, tasty dishes: the Lampuki Pie (fish pie), rabbit stew, Bragioli (beef olives), Kapunata, (Maltese version of ratatouile), and widow's soup. The Gbejniet (sheep or goat's cheese) and Bigilla, a thick pate of broad beans with garlic are an ideal started for your meal.

Don't leave Malta without trying the traditional 'pastizzi'which are flaky parcels filled with ricotta or mushed peas. Some fouvrite dessert delicacies are kannoli and the Helwa tat-Tork.

You should also try out some of our local wines, our local beer and "Kinnie", our local soft drink.

 

 

 


 
Agenda

Day 1 - Monday 15th July 2019

0830-0900
Registration and distribution of training material
0900-0930
Introduction – Setting the objectives and expected outcomes
0930-1030
Result based management for the 2014-2020 programmes The end justifies the means.  The seminar kicks off with an overview of the Europe 2020 strategy and the entire EU-wide and national architecture for the delivery of Funds to the ultimate beneficiary – the citizen.
1030-1100
Coffee Break
1100-1145
Output, Results & Financial Indicators in the context of the Intervention Logic An introduction to the Intervention Logic, starting with the identification of the development needs, the solutions, proposed action and the contribution to key programme indicators.
1145-1230
Monitoring Indicators #1: Implementation Reports This session introduces the monitoring tools for the 2014-20 programmes, with an insight into the Annual Implementation Reports, the strategic progress reports, the final report and any other monitoring reports used to supervise the efficiency and effectiveness of the management and control systems.
1230-1400
Lunch
1400-1530
Monitoring Indicators #2: Management Verifications (incl case studies) Beyond their crucial role in the monitoring of economy and efficiency of inputs and outputs, management verifications of 14-20 OPs have an important role in ensuring programme effectiveness in the delivery of results.  This session explores how.
1530-1600
Coffee Break
1600-1645
Monitoring Indicators #3: Performance Framework, Indicators & data management In this programming period, where performance is predominantly measured on results rather than absorption, the completeness and reliability of data management is key.  The day concludes with an overview of the data management requirements.
1645-1700
Concluding remarks and wrap-up of Day 1


Day 2 - Tuesday 16th July 2019

0830-0900
Welcome coffee
0900-1000
Evaluation #1: Evaluation of results in the 2014-2020 Programmes As an introduction to the role of evaluation, this is a brief introduction of the Evaluation Plan as the strategic document which supports the OP and the result-orientation approach of 2014-20, the role of evaluations prior and during the interventions, and the relationship between report commissioner and evaluator.
1000-1030
Evaluation Tool #1: Impact Evaluations: Theory-based (incl workshop) In the first of two sessions dedicated to impact evaluations, we analyse the methods which seek to answer “why” and “how” an intervention works.  Practical examples are provided throughout.
1030-1100
Coffee Break
1100-1145
Evaluation Tool #2: Impact Evaluations: Counterfactual (incl workshop) The second technique for impact evaluation seeks to answer the question “does the intervention work?”.  This session analyses the methodology applied and in which situations, through case studies and a practical workshop.
1145-1230
Evaluation Tool #3: Impact Evaluations: Ex-ante and Ex-post Cost Benefit Analysis for infrastructural projects The CBA is a tool normally associated with the project application phase.  Yet, it's properties may lend themselves well to evalauation.  This session is a brief explanation of the reasoning behiind the CBA and its potential role in ex-post project evaluation.
1230-1400
Lunch
1400-1500
The role of the EC in Monitoring and Evaluation of ESIF Programmes This session revisits the role of the European Commission in the monitoring and evaluation of the ESIF programmes, also reviewing procedures and outcomes from evaluations from past programmes.
1500-1615
2021-2027: simplifying indicators Day two concludes with a discussion on the latest updates from the 2021-27 programme and regulation proposals.
1615-1630
Concluding remarks and wrap-up of Day 2


Day 3 - Wednesday 17th July 2019 - EUfundingMalta (NORTH) Projects Expedition

0800-0830
Meeting in front of Hotel
STOP 1
CF 125: Salina Road Project
Discussing
CF 118: Rehabilitation of Maghtab Landfills
STOP 2
ERDF.05.103: Mosta Dome Project
STOP 3
RDP Measure 323: Ta' Bistra Roman Baths and Christian Catacombs’ Project
STOP 4
ERDF 033: Malta National Aquarium PPP project
STOP 5
ERDF03.011: The Redevelopment of Ta' Qali Crafts Village
STOP 6
ERDF 39 - Restoration and rehabilitation of Mdina Fortifications
1830-1900
Returning to Hotel


Day 4 - Thursday 18th July 2019

0830-0900
Welcome coffee
0900-0930
Introduction to the simpler methods to achieve indicators Following the review of the evaluation procedures, we now shift focus on the means to arrive to the end.  The simplification of implementation is crucial in delivering timely outputs and results.  Here we introduce the context for the next two days.
0930-1030
SCO#1 - Improving the Process – from Real Costs to SCOs A general workshop in which participants conduct their own management verifications of each step of the process (calls for proposals, grant agreement, implementation) before payment to the Beneficiaries, using various visual aids and tools.  Simplified Costs Options are introduced along the way, to show how each step may be simplified for better results and reduced administrative burden for beneficiaries. 
1030-1100
Coffee Break
1100-1230
SCO#2 – Standard Scales of Unit Costs: Analysing features and applicability An in-depth analysis of standard scales of unit costs, through practical examples, workshops and from different perspectives – implementation, reimbursement to the Beneficiary, verification, certification to the EC and reimbursement from the EC. Includes special reference to the ESF Regulation, Article 14 and the new Omnibus Regulation.
1230-1400
Lunch
1400-1530
SCO#3 – Flat Rate Financing: Analysing features and applicability This session explores flat-rate financing and all its variants through practical examples, workshops and from multiple perspectives from all ESI Funds – implementation, reimbursement to the Beneficiary, verification and certification to the EC.
1530-1600
Coffee Break
1600-1645
SCO#4 – Lump Sums: Analysing features and applicability This session explains lump sums and their application, together with an overview from all perspectives (incl. Article 14, ESF).  This session includes practical examples and workshops.
1645-1700
Concluding remarks and wrap-up of Day 4


Day 5 - Friday 19th July 2019

0830-0900
Welcome coffee
0900-0945
SCO#5 Case Studies: The application of SCOs in several Member States Several good-practice cases from across the EU and from different Funds are presented for observation and discussion.
0945-1030
Financial Instruments – Implementing Financial Instruments In this session we explore the application of financial instruments in the ESI Funds, as an alternative to the classical grant-based approaches to project financial support.  Several case studies are presented throughout.
1030-1100
Coffee Break
1100-1145
Financial Instruments – Implementing Financial Instruments [continued]
1145-1230
Performance: Auditing performance (incl the ECA performance audit manual) We explain the notion of performance audits and discuss their application to the evaluation and audit of sound financial management.
1230-1400
Lunch
1400-1500
Performance: Presenting results of performance audits carried out by ECA on ESIF funds The most important findings in ECA performance audit reports are presented and discussed.
1500-1615
Will simpler methods lower the error rate? A review of the most common errors relating to programme and project performance and assessing whether simpler processes will ultimately lower the error rate or not.
1615-1630
Concluding remarks and distribution of certificates


 

2019 Training Programme

FIVE-day option || July 15-19 || Indicators toolkit || New! One-day EUfundingMalta (NORTH) expedition included!

THREE-day option || July 15-17 || Indicators and the Performance Framework || New! One-day EUfundingMalta (NORTH) expedition included!

TWO-day option || July 18-19 || Focus on: Achieving indicators through Simplification (incl SCOs, Financial Instruments & Performance audits)

 

The workshop which speaks about anything meaningful to the efficient and effective delivery, monitoring and evaluation of ESI-funded programmes and projects.

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We provide training and other optimal solutions on the back of experience gained in the management of the 2004-2006, 2007-2013 and 2014-2020 EU funded programmes at the Managing Authority of Malta. Our experts were directly involved in operational programme development, final programme closure reporting and (pretty much) anything in between!

2014-2020 is about performance.  Indeed, we are here to share our knowledge on EU funding and help you perform.

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Ray Bartolo

Ray Bartolo is Director and Lead Consultant at EuropeanFunds.info.

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Trevor Fenech is Director and Lead Consultant at EuropeanFunds.info.

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Whether on business or vacation, Malta offers a rich concentration of natural beauty, cultural legacy, vibrant entertainment, friendly faces and top-end facilities.   The country stretches just over 300km2, covering the three main inhabited islands, with the largest – Malta – lying to the south of the smaller islands of Gozo and Comino.  The population is 418,000 and the official languages are Maltese and English.  The capital city is Valletta.

The wealth of historical sites (including nine UNESCO World Heritage Sites), cultural activities, its warm climate, recreational areas, beaches, and architectural diversity, make Malta a popular tourist destination.  It also offers a stable political, economic and industrial environment, hosting thousands of local and international companies in different sectors, mainly tourism, financial services, IT, manufacturing and retail.  EU membership and the adoption of the euro currency have enhanced Malta’s accessibility and attractiveness as an international business hub in the centre of the Mediterranean region.

For more information about Malta, visit www.visitmalta.com.

Malta and European Funds

Malta joined the European Union on 1st May 2004.  Since 2000, the Government of Malta has been actively participating in EU-funded programmes under shared management with the European Commission.  Malta has received in excess of €1bn from the EU under the various initiatives undertaken so far, both pre- and post-accession, including Pre-Accession Funds and the Transition Facility (inc. TAIEX), the Structural Funds Programme 2004-06 (ERDF, ESF, EAGGF, FIFG) and the Cohesion Fund 2004-06, Cohesion Policy 2007-13 (ERDF, CF, ESF), the Rural Development and Agriculture funds (EAGF/EAFRD), The European Fisheries Fund (EFF), Framework Programme on Solidarity and management of Migration funds 2007-2013 and the Lifelong Learning and Youth-in-Action Programmes,

Another €882m are allocated to Malta under the 2014-2020 Multi-annual Financial Framework (Cohesion Policy, Common Agricultural Policy and European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. Source: ec.europa.eu).

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