The quest for sound financial management keeps charging as implementation of the 14-20 projects heads into another crucial year. More than 80% of all ESI OPs have been allocated to projects so far, less than 35% has been reimbursed by the EC (as at December 2019). There’s still a long way to go for the end of the Programmes in 2023, and yet we’re already thinking about the 21-27 period. It’s an interesting crossroads, where the experiences from the ongoing projects coincide with the planning decisions for the ones in the future.
In the earlier courses we delivered in this 14-20 programming period we discussed the hypothesis that the new management verifications based on the old “financial management” perspective with one based on “performance management”. That is, making sure economy and efficiency are combined with effectiveness. What sound financial management truly means.
But how much of this has really happened in our verifications and certifications so far? Are programme and project managers really focused on making sure money is spent on what really matters, as the European Parliament insists?
Verifying & Certifying ESIF projects in 2014-2020 updates you on the latest developments in verifications of the ESI funds, delivering insight into the errors which still prevail, the controls which are working and those which are not, the state of public procurement after the Directives and national transpositions, and the latest financial corrections notes, amongst other. And all this is topped up with views and perspectives from the ongoing discussions on the 2021-7 regulations and programming.
i. Discussing the common errors reported in the recent reports by the EC, ECA, OLAF and other;
ii. Understanding the role of management verifications in the context of the principles and priorities promoted for the 2014-20 financial period;
iii. Presenting the Guidance Note which guides management verifications through the 2014-20 financial period;
iv. Identifying methods for the verification of eligibility, horizontal priorities, publicity, revenue-generating projects and durability;
v. Exploring the different requirements attached to verifying and certifying indicators and ESF projects;
vi. Applying the right verification and certification methods for financial instruments;
vii. Analysing the features of management verifications in the context of the current regulations for Public Procurement;
viii. Applying proportionate financial corrections in the various stages of the public procurement process;
ix. Understanding the certification of expenditure, the clearance of annual and interim payments and the automatic decommitment rule;
x. Analysing how work on verifications and certifications feeds into the Management Declaration and Annual Summary;
The training course will take place at the Mediterranean Conference Centre in Valletta, Malta. The 16th century building has long been one of Valletta’s most remarkable landmarks. Located towards the tip of Valletta peninsula, the MCC stands for distinction with magnificent views across the Grand Harbour..
Managing Authorities, First Level of Control Bodies, Intermediate Bodies, Certifying Authorities, Audit Authorities, Central Coordination Authorities, Central or Regional Ministries, Finance Officers, Auditors, Methodology Departments, Irregularities officers, officers carrying verification (administrative or OTS) checks.
Delivering knowledge, experience and good feelings!
Our Plan for day 1 - 5
Registration and distribution of training material
2020 Training Programme