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ANTI-CORRUPTION AND ANTI-FRAUD IN RELATION TO THE USE OF EUROPEAN STRUCTURAL AND INVESTMENT FUNDS

Organised by the European Commission in co-operation with Transparency International

OPENING SESSION

Chair: Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Opening and welcome
Zinaida Zlatanova, Deputy Prime-Minister and Minister of Justice, Bulgaria

Keynote addresses
Kalin Slavov, Executive Director, Transparency International Bulgaria
Walter Deffaa, General Director of DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission  
Joaquim Nunes de Almeida, Director of DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Boyko Pavlov Kostov, Head of Unit, Coordination of the Fight against Infringements Affecting the Financial Interests of the EU (AFCOS) Directorate, Bulgaria
Presentation PPT EN BG


WORKSHOPS

I. Fraud Risk Assessment and Management in ESI Funds

Chair: Leif Högnäs,
Fraud Prevention Officer, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
Presentation PPT - Annex XLS

Panellists from the Executive Agency Audit of EU Funds

  • Dobrinka Mihaylova
  • Desislava Hadzhidimitrova
  • Dimitar Arnaudov

II. Identifying and Monitoring Risky Projects: ARACHNE Tool

Chair: Mark Schelfhout,
Head of Unit, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Presentation PPT by Mark Schelfhout, Jean Michel Gautier, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission

III. Preventing Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement (Morning session)

Chair: Frank Michlik,
Head of Unit, OLAF, European Commission

Measures for Identifying and Reducing Fraud and Corruption Risks in Public Procurement Anti-Corruption Measures under the New EU Public Procurement Directives

Hans Stander,, OLAF, European Commission
Presentation PDF

Zornitza Dimitrova-Hoffmeister, DG Internal Market and Services, European Commission
Presentation PPT

III. Preventing Fraud and Corruption in Public Procurement (Afternoon session)

Chair: Kalin Slavov, Executive Director, Transparency International Bulgaria

Integrity Pacts as a Tool for Clean Public Procurement

Dimitar Stoimenov, German-Bulgarian Chamber of Industry and Commerce

Michaela Rajkova, Leader of the Integrity Pacts Monitoring team, Transparency International Bulgaria
Presentation PPT BG


CLOSING SESSION

Chair: Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

Whistleblowing
Katia Valtcheva, former Executive Director of Transparency International Bulgaria
Presentation PPT BG

Reporting suspected corruption and fraud

Leif Högnäs, Fraud Prevention Officer, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission
Presentation PPT
Bоrislav Emilov Hlebarov, Director, Coordination of the fight against infringements affecting the financial interests of the EU (AFCOS) Directorate, Bulgaria
Presentation PPT BG

Concluding remarks
Pascal Boijmans, Head of Unit, DG Regional and Urban Policy, European Commission

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