Training on Cohesion Policy for EU Member State Experts

In order to support the EU Member States in interpreting and applying the regulatory requirements, in particular in the areas of programme implementation, state aid, public procurement, prevention of fraud and corruption, as well as administrative capacity building, DG REGIO is organising a series of training events targeting national and regional authorities responsible for the management of Cohesion policy programmes.

Training materials

Programme pdf en fr

Welcome pdf fr

Intervention logic pdf fr

Result orientation pdf fr

Performance framework pdf fr

Partnership pdf fr

e-Cohesion pdf fr

Ex-ante conditionality pdf fr

General ex-ante conditionality on public procurement pdf fr

Project Pipeline pdf fr

Administrative capacity pdf en fr

Useful references pdf en fr

Programme pdf en fr

Management and control systems pdf en fr - Podcast en fr

Annual assurance and irregularities pdf en fr - Podcast en fr

Management verifications in structural funds and public procurement pdf en fr - Podcast en fr

Audit activities pdf en fr - Podcast en fr

Financial management pdf en fr - Podcast en fr

Budgets and targets for the Performance Framework; Revenue generating projects, calculation of the grant pdf en fr - Podcast en fr

Exercise pdf en

Eligibility of expenditure pdf en fr - Podcast en fr

Simplified cost options pdf en fr- Podcast en fr
Joint Action Plan pdf en fr - Podcast en fr

Useful guidance documents and regulations pdf en

Programme pdf en

Day 1

Intervention logic, specific objectives and result-orientation in 2014-2020 pdf en

Result-orientation of projects and programmes: practical challenges for programme implementation pdf en

Presentation of Case Studies from Member States Part 1: Investment Priorities, Specific Objectives, Result Indicators, Actions and Outputs pdf en

Implementation Issues - Generating Successful Projects, Developing and Managing the Project Pipeline pdf en

Generating Good Project Proposals, How to Integrate Result-orientation into Project Selection pdf en

Day 2

Monitoring and reporting requirements for 2014-2020: structures, data collection, reports and the performance framework pdf en

Setting-up systems for measuring and reporting on project and programme progress pdf en

Open Data platform pdf en

Presentation of Case Studies from Member States Part 2: Investment Priorities, Specific Objectives, Result Indicators, Actions and Outputs pdf en

Evaluation Requirements for 2014-2020 and the Challenge of Measuring the Results and Impact of Operations and Programmes pdf en

Practical Challenges for the evaluation plan: planning, resources, data collection, timing pdf en

Useful Guidance Document pdf en

Title

Date

Language, location

Registration link

State Aid in ESIF programmes and projects during 2014-2020 programming period

26-27 & 29-30 September 2022 (half-days).

English, Online platform

Registration closed

The training is provided free of charge to participants from ERDF, CF and ESF Managing Authorities, Intermediate Bodies and Audit Authorities. The trainings is targeted at practitioners who possess general knowledge of State Aid principles.

Programme pdf en

1.1 Concept of State Aid pdf en (00:00:07 in the video below)

1.2 Temporary Framework pdf en (01:10:07 in the video below)

1.3 Workshop on the notion of State Aid pdf en

2.1 State Aid and ESIF pdf en

2.2 De minimis aid pdf en (00:43:59 in the video below)

2.3 De minimis aid multiple-choice solutions (01:09:32 in the video below)

3.1 GBER 2021 pdf en (00:07:00 in the video below)

3.2 GBER workshop SME definition 2021 pdf en

3.3 GBER workshop SME Aid 2021 pdf en (00:00:07 in the video below)

4.1 Regional aid pdf en (00:37:39 in the video below)

4.2 Workshop on Infrastructure RDI pdf en (00:53:27 in the video below)

4.3 Simplified cost options pdf en (01:10:25 in the video below)

Additional video

Title

Date

Language, location

Registration link

Session 2022/I

24, 25, 27 and 28 January 2022 (4 half days: 24/1 pm, 25/1 pm, 27/1 am, 28/1 am)

English, online platform

Registration is closed

Session 2022/II

5-8 April 2022 (4 half days: 5/4 am, 6/4 pm, 7/4 pm, 8/4 am)

English, online platform

Registration is closed

Session 2022/III FOR AUDIT AUTHORITIES

17-21 June 2022 (3 half days: 17/6 am, 20/6 pm, 21/6 am)

English, online platform

Registration is closed

Session 2022/IV

12-16 September 2022 (4 half days: 12/9 pm, 13/9 pm, 15/9 am, 16/9 am)

English, online platform

Registration is closed

Session 2023/I

23-24 January 2023 (face to face option)
or
23-24-25-27 January 2023 (online option)

To be decided: face to face or online

Registration not open yet

Session 2023/II FOR AUDIT AUTHORITIES

7-8 March 2023 (face to face option)
or
7-8-9 March 2023 (online option)

To be decided: face to face or online

Registration not open yet

The training is designed for participants from ESI Funds managing authorities/ intermediate bodies/ audit authorities in the EU Member States and is provided free of charge. Authorities in each Member State are kindly invited to nominate technical level experts, having at least 2 years of experience in ESI Funds, to participate in the training. Please note the training is provided in English.

Programme 2022:

Standard session pdf en

Programme Session for Audit Authorities pdf en

Training materials (2022):

Day 1-1: Introductory session pdf en

Day 1-2: Key changes in Public Procurement pdf en

Day 1-3: Key changes in Public Procurement: Workshop pdf en

Day 2-1: Recent case law in public procurement pdf en

Day 2-2: Strategic procurement- Table exercise pdf en

Day 2-3: Socially responsible procurement pdf en

Day 3-1: Green Public Procurement pdf en

Day 3-2: Green Public Procurement - Workshop pdf en

Day 3-3: Sustainable Infrastructure Procurement pdf en

Buying Green Handbook pdf en

Public Procurement for Circular Economy Handbook pdf en

Day 4-1: Strategic procurement for Innovation 1 pdf en

Day 4-2: Strategic procurement for Innovation 2 pdf en

Title

Date

Language, location

Registration link

Module 6: Identifying and preventing fraud and corruption in Structural & Cohesion Funds

14-15-17-18 February 2022 (4 half days: 14/2 pm, 15/2 am, 17/2 pm, 18/2 am)

English, online platform

Registration is now closed

Module 6: Identifying and preventing fraud and corruption in Structural & Cohesion Funds

19-20 & 23-24 May 2022 (4 half days: 19/05 pm, 20/05 am, 23/05 pm, 24/05 am)

English, online platform

Registration is now closed

Module 6: Identifying and preventing fraud and corruption in Structural & Cohesion Funds

5-6 & 8-9 September 2022 (4 half-days)

English, online platform (or face-2-face, if possible, 5-6 September)

Registration is now closed

The training is designed for participants from ESI Funds managing authorities/ intermediate bodies/ audit authorities in the EU Member States and is provided free of charge. Authorities in each Member State are kindly invited to nominate technical level experts to participate in the training. Please note the training is provided in English.

Programme (2022):

Programme 14-15-17-18 February 2022 pdf en

Programme 19-20 & 23-24 May 2022 pdf en

Programme 5-6 & 8-9 September 2022 pdf en

Training materials (2022):

Day 1

  • Fraud Definitions Indicators pdf en
  • Policies to fight fraud. AFCOS and EPPO pdf en
  • Assistance OLAF and Reporting Irregularities pdf en
  • Annual Assurance Process pdf en

Day 2

  • Digital forensicspdf en
  • Fraud Risk Assessment pdf en
  • Modus Operandi investigations pdf en
  • Role of Member State Auditors pdf en

Day 3

  • Jo Kremers - presentation pdf en
  • Specific challenges in preventing fraud pdf en
  • Case study exercise - Jo Kremers pdf en

Day 4

  • Jo Kremers - presentation pdf en
  • Specific challenges in preventing fraud pdf en
  • Case study exercise - Jo Kremers pdf en

Past training (2021):

Programme pdf en

Title

Date

Language, location

Registration link

From the Toolkit to your own Roadmaps for Administrative Capacity Building: facilitating programme implementation

29 (AM) & 30 (AM) June 2021 (half-days)

English, online platform

Registration closed

The training will provide participants with an understanding of the rationale behind and method for developing roadmaps for administrative capacity building (ACB). It will also inform participants about how to measure performance and monitor implementation of the roadmap and measure the success of the actions it encompasses. The Greek and Croatian managing authorities will present their experiences gained during the Pilot project on frontloading administrative capacity building.

Programme pdf en

Day 1

Introduction pdf en

ACB roadmaps the concept pdf en (00:16:59 in the video below)

ACB roadmaps the process pdf en (00:54:32 in the video below)

Day 2

Introduction pdf en

ACB The case of the Greek MA pdf en

ACB The case of the Croatian MA pdf en (00:20:20 in the video below)

ACB Indicators of Success pdf en (00:46:44 in the video below)