Train the trainers

Thursday, 17 June 2010 - Albert Borschette Conference Centre



Room 0A: Part I - Part II - Part III

Room 0D


Registration of participants and welcome coffee

Room: 0A

Opening speech by Ms. Lenia Samuel - Deputy Director General of DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

Room 0A

Plenary session  

Chairperson: Lena Andersson-Pench - DG Regional Policy

  • Assurance model
    Caroline Callens- DG Regional Policy
  • Modifications to Article 55- revenue-generating projects
    Anton Schrag- DG Regional Policy


  • Questions and discussion


  • Coffee break


Room 0A

Plenary session

  • Compliance with public procurement rules
    Basic rules of the Directives, most frequent irregularities and financial impact

Chairperson: Ms. Lena Andersson-Pench - DG Regional Policy

Panel members:

  • Willebrordus Sluijters, DG Regional Policy
  • Nico Spiegel, DG Internal Market
  • Nicola Aimi, DG Regional Policy
  • Quirino Mealha, Instituto Financeiro para o Desenvolvimento Regional (IFDR), Portugal


Questions and discussion


Lunch break (buffet offered - CCAB ground floor)



Technical workshops: Room 0A

  • Workshop 1: Eligibility: simplified costs
    This workshop aims at providing technical guidance on the three simplified cost options (flat rate for indirect costs, standard scale of unit costs, lump sums) in terms of management, control and audit. A practical case will also be presented in order to share experience on how these options were implemented in Flanders (Belgium).

Chairperson: Walter Faber - DG Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities

Panel members:

  • 14:30-14:45 Presentation of the COCOF Guidance note on simplified cost options, scope of application of the options, Laurent Sens
  • 14:45-15:00 Feed back from ERDF/ ESF experience on assessment of flat rate systems for indirect costs, Myrto Zorbala
  • 15:00-15:30 Experience of simplified cost options in Flanders, Louis Vervloet
  • 15:30-15:45 Lump sums grants, Mathieu Lefebvre
  • 15:45-16:00 Audit approach on the three cost concepts, Ioannis Kroustalis

Technical workshops: Room 0D

  • Workshop 2:  Management verifications
    Management verifications on Article 13 of Regulation (EC) No 1828/2006 first level controls; MA responsibilities: examples of good practice

Chairperson: Carsten Rasmussen - DG Regional Policy

Panel members:

  • 14:30-14:40  Information available on management verifications - Michael Ryan 
  • 14:40-14:55  Responsiveness of the implementation system - Jana Trost
  • 14:55-15:10  Management verifications- examples of good practice - Jose Ferreira
  • 15:10-15:30  Management verifications in Slovenia - Mateja Čepin



Questions and discussion

Questions and discussion




Reference documents