European Seminar ESIF Effective Closure of Operational Programmes 2014-20

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European Structural and Investment Funds Effective Closure of Operational Programmes 2014-20

The closure process of the Operational Programmes 2014-2022 is a critical task for all central authorities. While closure already had to be conducted simultaneously with the preparation and management of the new programming period 2021-2027 over the past months, the current procedures require joining all forces to meet the final deadline efficiently and securely. This task involves contributions of Managing, Certifying, and Audit Authorities that need to prove coordinated performance.

More details about this event:

Disciplined time management and effective communication among different bodies are key to the success of the closure. The involved institutions must clarify their actions in detail and deploy proper capacities and human resources for their input.
This seminar will provide you with know-how and experience in closure-related tasks. You will exchange with attendees from other member states on how to plan your capacities well so that the closure procedures do not hinder your work during the new programming period:

  • Current principles and guidelines for closure
  • Responsibilities and key priorities of the Managing, Certifying, and Audit Authority
  • Pitfalls and barriers
  • Annual Control Report for the final accounting year
  • Obligations after closure

What will you learn at this Practical Seminar?

  • How to carry out the main tasks for Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities for closure of the programming period 2014-2020
  • How to ensure a successful collaboration between all involved authorities
  • Which are the essential elements of a successful closure pack
  • How to deploy the capacities of your institution for closure
  • Which mistakes can be avoided from the last programming periods
  • How to ensure effective management of unfinished and non-operational projects

Who is this seminar for?

Directors, Head of Departments or Units, Programme Officers, Managers and other professionals involved in the preparation and carrying out the closure procedure of the Operational Programmes, especially from

  • Managing Authorities
  • Certifying Authorities
  • Audit Authorities
  • Intermediate Bodies
  • Other Public Bodies and Institutions involved in the management and control of EU funds

As well as for

  • Consultancies specialised in EU funding
  • Private companies cooperating with public institutions

Our team of experts for this event:

Béatrice  Baumann
Béatrice BaumannInspector of Finance, Head of the Federal Audit Cell for the European Funds, Interfederal Corps for the Inspectorate of Finance, Belgium
Viorel  Cirje
Viorel CirjeAuditor, European Court of Auditors
Przemyslaw  Dowgialo
Przemyslaw DowgialoAuditor, European Court of Auditors
Nataša Prah
Nataša PrahHead of Unit, Ministry of Finance, Slovenia
Louis Vervloet
Louis VervloetGeneral Director, ESF-Agentenschap Vlaanderen / ESF-Agency Flanders
Mariya  Zhekova
Mariya ZhekovaAuditor, European Court of Auditors