International Conference 15th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2020

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ESF+ • Simplified Cost Options • Inclusion of AMIF New Programming Period 2021-2027 in Focus

2020 will be a crucial year for experts dealing with EU Funds. The negotiations on the multiannual financial framework will be closed. In 2020, ESIF practitioners will clearly focus on the preparation and setting up of the New Programming Period 2021-2027. ESIF round tables, failure safaris, interactive discussion rounds and a festive evening reception: take part in the European discussion at this all-encompassing EU Funds event


  • Receive the latest information on developments regarding the upcoming programming period 2021-2027
  • Master the implementation of the current programming period
  • Develop networks and contacts with experts, members of European Institutions and significant European partners

More details
about this event:

This annual forum brings together hundreds of EU Funds experts from all over Europe and promotes an exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices between EU Institutions and Member States with regard to the correct management and control of European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF). With its unique character, this European Symposium provides an insight into EU Funds issues from a strategic as well as from a programme and management perspective.
Join our exclusive event and gain practical know-how on every relevant aspect of ESIF implementation. Get a comprehensive outlook on 2021-2027 and stay updated on important developments at European & national level.

What are the main topics?

  • Major novelties and changes for the next Programming Period
  • Programming for the new OPs for 2021-2027
  • The New role of the Paying Agency vs. previous Certifying Authority Tasks
  • The new Audit Trial from the European Commission
  • Best practices from member states for results based orientation and application of SCOs
  • European Court of Auditors perspective on the new Programming Period
  • Using Financial Instruments for ESF + - Recommendations from the European Investment Banks
  • State Aid Rules by the European Commission Outlook post 2020
  • Exchange with peers from all over Europe in our interactive sessions
  • Network with colleagues from Member States' Managing authorities, Audit Authorities, Intermediate bodies and further interesting institutions

Who is this conference for?

The 15th European Annual Symposium EU Funds 2020 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
  • National and Regional Development Agencies
  • Public Banks and Private Banks
  • Beneficiaries of EU Funds

Our team of experts
for this event:

Tommy Anjevall
Tommy AnjevallHead of Finance and Control Unit, Agency for Economic and Regional Growth, Sweden
Helen Anijalg
Helen AnijalgFormer Director, Enterprise Estonia
Béatrice  Baumann
Béatrice BaumannInspector of Finance, Head of the Federal Audit Cell for the European Funds, Interfederal Corps for the Inspectorate of Finance, Belgium
Jana  Chaloupková
Jana ChaloupkováMember of the Certifying Authority, Ministry of Finance, Czech Republic
Dr Balázs  Dencső
Dr Balázs DencsőDirector General, Ministry of National Economy, Hungary
Per Folkeson
Per FolkesonDesk Officer, Internal Support Unit, Swedish Agency for Economic and Regional Growth
Susana Isabel  Magalhães Monteiro
Susana Isabel Magalhães MonteiroHead of Division of EU Funds Management , General Secretariat of the Ministry of Home Affairs
Merike Niitepõld
Merike NiitepõldHead of Managing Authority, Regional Council of South-West Finland
Grzegorz  Orawiec
Grzegorz OrawiecPresident of the Board, Centre for Business Promotion in Sandomierz (Poland)
Paweł Paczóski
Paweł PaczóskiHead of Financial Management and Certification Unit, Ministry of Development Funds and Regional Policy, Poland
Nataša Prah
Nataša PrahHead of Unit, Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
Susanna  Rafalzik
Susanna RafalzikSenior Auditor, European Court of Auditors
Jerónimo Ríos Boeta
Jerónimo Ríos BoetaHead of the ERDF spanish Certifying Authority, Government of Spain - Ministry of the Treasury and Public Administrations
Bernd Schuh
Bernd SchuhEvaluation Expert and Member of the Board of Directors, Austrian Institute for Regional Studies and Spatial Planning, Austria
Felix  Schulyok
Felix SchulyokCase Handler, European Commission
Andreas  Schwarz
Andreas SchwarzDirector MFF and EU Revenues, DG Budget, European Commission
Till Spannagel
Till SpannagelReferent, Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie
Louis Vervloet
Louis VervloetGeneral Director, ESF-Agentenschap Vlaanderen / ESF-Agency Flanders
Juan  Viesca
Juan ViescaDirector of European Funds , Finnova
Anne  Wetzel
Anne WetzelDirector Europe, Regional Council Hauts-de-France (Managing Authority), Verwaltungsbehörde Conseil Régional Nord-Pas de Calais