This event is organized by the European Commission's Directorates General for structural actions for the period 2007-2013: DG Regional Policy and DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities.
The aim of this event is to provide information and guidelines on the structural actions programmes to representatives from the Member States, which can use it to train their national colleagues: managing authorities, certifying authorities and intermediate bodies.
Member States have the primary responsibility for ensuring that operations financed by the EU budget under structural actions programmes comply fully with all the regulatory requirements. The managing authorities and the certifying authorities, together with the audit authorities, play key roles in the control framework, delivering assurance to the Commission and to the European citizens.
The output should be a strengthened partnership for training, guidance dissemination and awareness-raising actions to ensure that all actors in programme implementation have the knowledge and information to perform their roles properly.