Simplified Cost Options in Practice

Simplified Cost Options in Practice

5 July - 7 July 2023, Malta

- Discounted Price (till 21 June 2023): EUR 1,500 (inclusive of all taxes)

- Normal Price (from 22 June 2023): EUR 1,800 (inclusive of all taxes)

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OUR TRAINERS

Delivering knowledge, experience and good feelings!

Ray Bartolo

Director - Lead Speaker

Trevor Fenech

Head of Institution

AGENDA

Our Plan for day 1 - 3

DAY 1

Timeline Plan

Wednesday 5th July 2023
08.30-09.00

Registration and distribution of training material

09.00-09.30

Introduction – Overview of the agenda and the objectives

09.30-10.30

SCOs – Back to Basics!

The seminar kicks off with a detailed overview of the principles of Simplified Cost Options (SCO) for 2021-27, explaining the characteristics of each option (inc. flat rates, lump sums, unit costs and financing not linked to costs) and comparing them with those available in the 2014-20 period.

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-11:45

Drawing up SCOs off the EC menu

Here we take a look at the process for the establishment of SCO, the off-the-shelf rates made available by the European Commission, SCO from existing national or EU schemes and other EU-level SCOs.

11:45 -12:30

Workshop – Applying the principles and options available

 A practical session in which participants will interpret a situation and apply the principles and options to simplify implementation, management and control.

12:30-14:00

Lunch

14:00-15:15

Using historical data and expert advice

Following the thorough discussion on the generic options in the previous session, our focus now shifts on how we can use SCOs for a project- or region-specific circumstance which needs customization. Here we discuss historic data, objective information and expert advice, drawing on examples.

15:15-15:30

Coffee Break

15:30-16:30

The case for Draft Budgets

The last session of the day focuses on the concept of draft budgets for smaller projects, referring to cases implemented in Malta and other Member States.

16:30

Concluding remarks and wrap-up of Day 1

DAY 2

Timeline Plan

Thursday 6th July 2023
08:30-09:00
Welcome coffee
09:00-10:30

Sharing of experience: Good and Bad Practices on SCOs

Today’s sessions are all about practice. Our facilitator will take us through his experiences on the implementation of SCOs by different Managing Authorities and Intermediate Bodies across the EU, discussing the good and bad examples he’s seen.

10:30-11:00
Coffee Break
11:00-11:30

Findings from the Audit Authorities

This session addresses the audit of SCOs and some major findings reported by AAs in different Member States

11:30-12:30

Workshop 1: Designing and Implementing SCOs in practice

Participants will be presented with different cases to be discussed in groups, inviting discussion on daily problems with the implementation of projects based on real costs and SCOs.

12:30-14:00
Lunch
14:00-14:30

Open discussion on the cases of Workshop 1

14:30-15:30

Workshop 2: Designing your own SCO structure for your needs

This will be an opportunity for participants to present their own particular case relating to their workplace and propose the SCO structure they would implement.

15:30-15:45

Coffee Break

15:45-16:30

Final discussion on the situations and proposals identified in Workshop 2

16:30
Concluding remarks and wrap-up of Day 2

DAY 3

Timeline Plan

Friday 14th October 2022 - EUfundingGozo Projects Expedition
08:00-08:30
Meeting in front of Venue
Discussing
CF 125: Salina Road Project
Discussing
CF 118: Rehabilitation of Maghtab Landfills
STOP 1
CF 198 –Cirkewwa Ferry Terminal
STOP2
ERDF 31 – Upgrading of Zewwieqa Waterfront
STOP 3
ERDF 32 – Ggantija Temples Conservation Project
Discussing
ERDF 24 – Upgrading of Villa Rundle Gardens
Discussing
CF 1.1.0.2 – Restoration and Upgrading of Mgarr-Victoria Link
Discussing
ERDF 142 – Developing a cultural and historical eco-museum
STOP 4
ERDF 246 –Implementing of Cittadella Masterplan
16:00-17:30
Returning to Venue

Calendar

2023 Training Programme

2023 Training Programme