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Brussels, 28 and 29 September 2010

The Rural Development programmes (RDPs) for the current 2007-2013 period have now been implemented for 3 years. In view of that and considering the good experience of the first seminar in 2007, the European Commission's Agriculture and Rural Development Directorate-general held in September 2010 a second seminar on "Ensuring good management of Rural Development Programmes 2007-2013.


Main topics

  • Implementation of the RD programmes 2007-2013
  • Delivery mechanisms in the current period
  • Controls and Audits
  • Evaluation and Monitoring


Programme [pdf]


Participants

The seminar brought together representatives from:

  • The Member States: Managing Authorities, Paying Agencies, Members of Rural Development Committee and the Agricultural FUNDS Committee, Permanent Representations, National RD Networks
  • Commission services: Directorate-general for Agriculture and Rural Development Commissioner's spokesman, Directorates-general for Regional Policy; Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; Environment; Budget; Internal Audit Service, Contact point
  • The European Court of Auditors


 

 

PRESENTATIONS

 

Implementation of RD Programmes 2007-2013

Chair: José Manuel SOUSA UVA, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission

 

Loretta DORMAL MARINO, Deputy Director General, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission, absent and replaced by José Manuel SOUSA UVA, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission"Opening remarks and welcome" [pdf fr]

José Manuel SOUSA UVA, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission: "Progress on implementation of RD Programs 2007-2013" [pdf fr] - "Progress on implementation in figures" [pdf fr]

 

Implementing new challenges’ type measures introduced in the framework of the Health Check and Recovery Package

Markus HOPFNER, Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management, Austria: "Implementing new challenge type measures- RDP Austria" [pdf]

Tiina MALM, Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, Finland: "Implementing new challenges type measures in Finland" [pdf]

 

Implementing Axis 4 and investments, starting up difficulties encountered, lessons learned

Elena CORES, Minisiterio de Medio Ambiente y Medio Rural y Marino, Spain: "Implementing Axis 4 in Spain" [pdf]

Finola MOYLETTE, Department of Community, Equality and Gaeltacht Affairs, Ireland: "Implementing Axis 4 in Ireland" [pdf]

 

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Delivery mechanisms in the current period

Chair: Antonis CONSTANTINOU, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission

 

Management of RD programs, monitoring, modifications, annual reports, annual meetings, financial management by the Commission

Silvia MICHELINI, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission: "Management of Rural Development Programmes: monitoring, modifications, annual reports and annual meetings" [pdf]

Felix LOZANO GALLEGO, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission: "Financial Management of Rural Development Programmes 2007-2013" [pdf]

 

Cooperation between Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies

Michał MARCINIAK, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, Poland: "Cooperation between Managing Authority and Paying Agency in Poland " [pdf]

Belinda CLOET, Flemish Government - Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, Belgium: "Cooperation between Managing Authority and Paying Agency in Belgium" [pdf]

 

Role of the delegated intermediate local bodies, in particular in axis 3 and 4, including the case of non-delegation

Niclas PURFÜRST, Swedish Board of Agriculture: "The role of delegated, intermediate regional bodies Swedish RDP" [pdf]

Aivaris LAPINS, Ministry of Agriculture, Latvia: "Role of the intermediate local bodies, in particular in axis 3 and 4 Latvia" [pdf]

 

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Controls and Audits

Chair: Pros DE WINNE, Deputy Director General Director, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission, absent and replaced by Patricia BUGNOT, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission

Accreditation, weaknesses detected, financial corrections applied, error statistics

Patricia BUGNOT, Director, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission: "Accreditation, weaknesses detected, financial corrections applied, error statistics: Observations and reflections" [pdf fr]

 

Controlling measures, reductions and exclusions under axis 2

Frédéric LAMBERT, Ministère de l'alimentation, de l'agriculture et de la pêche, and Philippe PASQUIER, Agence de Services et de Paiement, France: "Contrôles et sanctions des aides de l axe 2 du RDR en France" [pdf fr]

Tamas BORI, Mezőgazdasági és Vidékfejlesztési Hivatal (MVH), Hungary: "New agri-environmental measures (AEM) in Hungary with new solutions" [pdf]

 

Controlling measures, reductions and exclusions under axes 1 and 3

Peter VAN DER WOUDE, Ministry of Agriculture, Nature and Food Quality, Netherlands: "The Dutch experience with the simplification challenge Focus on Axis 1 and 3" [pdf]

Luis AGUADO DÍAS, Fondo Español de Garantía Agraria: "Measures Axis 1 and 3 Rural development programmes 2007-2013, Spain" [pdf]

Attachment to the Spanish presentation - "Convocatoria 2010 ejes 1 y 3 resumida" [pdf es]

Attachment to the Spanish presentation - "Plan de controles 2010 medida 113" [pdf es]

 

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Efficient evaluation and monitoring of the current RD programs

Chair: Loretta DORMAL MARINO, Deputy Director General, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission

 

Evaluation and Monitoring

Rob PETERS, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission: "Efficient monitoring and evaluation of the current RD programmes" [pdf]

Leo MAIER, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission: "Efficient evaluation of the RDPs 2007-2013" [pdf]

 

Running of the Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, national coordination and local management

Gerhard THISSEN, Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection, Germany: "Running of the Common Monitoring and Evaluation Framework, Germany" [pdf]

Alessandro MONTELEONE, Istituto Nazionale Economia Agraria, Italy: "The monitoring and ongoing evaluation system in Italy" [pdf]

 

Needs for change, adjustments in the current programming period and long term perspectives

Josefine LORIZ-HOFFMANN, Head of Unit, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission: "Needs for change adjustments in the current period and long-term perspectives" [pdf]

 

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Closing speech

Jean-Luc DEMARTY, Director General, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission - absent and replaced by Loretta DORMAL MARINO, Deputy Director General, DG Agriculture and Rural development, European Commission: "Perspective of Rural Development post 2013" [pdf fr]

 

 

 

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