This must-attend European Symposium brings together around 500 EU Funds practitioners from all over Europe and enables the exchange of knowledge, experience and best practices between all relevant actors from the EU Institutions and the Member States. The annual European Symposium provides an insight in red-hot EU Funds issues. Within two symposium-days and one workshop-day around 25 speakers will steer their clear focus onhow to manage the transition to the next programming period 2014-2020.
Topics will include among others:
The main elements of the new Cohesion Policy - what do they mean in practice
How to set up Operational Programmes within the new funding regime and ensure maximum absorption
The new integrated approach - securing that the various funds achieve coherent goals
Three intensive workshops will strengthen attendees’ practical expertise:
How to prepare a Winding-up Declaration
How to set-up and manage Financial Engineering Instruments
How to implement the new requirements of the Operational Programmes 2014-2020
At the 8thEuropean Annual Symposium EU Funds 2013 the participants will have the one-in-a-year chance to exchange experiences and to get answers of their questions from top EU Funds experts, representing all important European and national institutions involved in the management as well as in the strategy of EU Funds.
Among the speakers will be:
Mark Schelfhout, Head of Unit Shared Management, DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion, European Commission
Martin Weber, Head of Audit Unit ERDF, Transport and Energy, European Court of Auditors
Piotr Stołowski, Head of Region, Regional Business Development, European Investment Fund
Heikki Aurasmaa, Director General, Regional Department, Ministry of Employment and Economy, Finland
Louis Vervloet, General Director, ESF Agency Flanders, Belgium
Dr. Hubert Hämmerle, Deputy Head of Department for European Affairs and External Relations, Regional Government of Vorarlberg, Austria
The 8th European Annual SymposiumEU Funds 2013 offers a number of parallel lectures - participants can design their individual timetable. Special networking possibilities in high class surrounding will be ensured.
The European Annual Symposium EU Funds is a must-attend event for public officials and other experts from the public and private sectors who deal with the management, certification and control of all EU Funds.