European Seminar Simplified Cost Options for ESIF

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Simplified Cost Options Can Be a Vivid Example of Simplification for Managing Authorities and Beneficiaries Applying Simplified Cost Options: New Omnibus Regulation & Outlook Post 2020

Simplification is a keyword in the current and the next programming period. Concurrently, the use of Simplified Cost Options (SCOs) has significant implications on the management and control of all ESI Funds. The recently amended Omnibus Regulation aims at a mandatory use of SCOs not only in ESF but also in ERDF. Hence, all responsible programming bodies need to familiarise with these new requirements.

More details
about this event:

More and more Member States decide to use SCO for their funding implementation. That means that stakeholders involved, such as Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities as well as Intermediate Bodies and beneficiaries, need to adopt their working methods and procedures in order to achieve positive effects of simplification without compromising the legality and regularity of expenditure.


Come to our seminar and gain deepened knowledge about SCO. Receive firsthand practical experience from well advanced Member States.


What will you learn at this Practical Seminar?

  • Key changes for Simplified Cost Options for the new programming period
  • Calculatation of flat rates for indirect costs
  • Calculate flat rates based on standard scales of unit costs
  • Challenges and opportunities in auditing SCOs
  • Documents to keep for auditors
  • Implementation and use Article 14.1 Reg (EU) 1304/2013 in practice
  • Preparation and development of a Delegated Act
  • Implementation SCO in staff costs
  • Application of results-based financing through SCO
  • Implementation of SCO in the Field of ERDF
  • Simplification of audit procedures

Who is this seminar for?

This Practical Seminar aims at Public Officials working in

  • European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) such as departments for energy efficiency
  • European Social Fund (ESF)
  • Cohesion Fund (CF)
  • European Territorial Cooperation (INTERREG V)
  • European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD)
  • European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF)

From Institutions such as:

  • Managing Authorities
  • Certifying Authorities
  • Audit Authorities
  • Intermediate Bodies of ESI Funds Programmes

As well as for:

  • Beneficiaries and potential beneficiaries of ESI Funds
  • Agencies for regional and economic development, education and vocational training
  • Audit consultancies

Our experts team
from practice for this event:

Giorgio Centurelli
Giorgio CenturelliStrategic Coordinator of National OP “Governance and Institutional Capacity 2014-2020”, Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion
Juan Ignacio Gonzalez-Bastero
Juan Ignacio Gonzalez-BasteroHead of Unit Financial Audit, Employment and Social Affairs, European Court of Auditors
Francesco  Loiero
Francesco LoieroExpert on Structural Funds, Italian Agency for Territorial Cohesion
Urszula  Wójcik
Urszula WójcikChief Expert on Technical Assistance in Public Administration, Public Adminstration, Poland