How to Use Simplified Cost Options for ESI Funds 2014-2020?
Date: 16 October 2017
Duration: 2 days
Location: Rome, Italy
Cost: Regular fee: € 1.590,- (excl. VAT) Reduced fee for public authorities: € 1090,- (excl. VAT)
Organiser: Lexxion Publisher
Web Link: http://www.lexxion.de/en/verlagsprogramm-konferenzen/eu-funds/how-to-use-simplified-cost-options.html
The 2014-2020 regulatory framework includes a number of measures that encourage the use of simplified cost options and improves their legal certainty: Among others, more possibilities are given to apply flat rates, not only based on indirect costs, but to calculate any type of costs, more calculation methods have been introduced and the threshold for lump sums has been increased. Although the extended use of simplification methods does explicitly include ERDF programmes, programme managers often encounter difficulties in their practical use, when it comes to cost calculation and eligibility of costs. As the use of simplified cost models and the move towards a result-based management have significant implications on the management and control of ESI Funds, all responsible programming bodies – Managing, Certifying and Audit Authorities as well as Intermediate Bodies – need to familiarise with these new requirements.
This intensive workshop is for specialists from Managing, Certifying & Audit Authorities and beneficiaries, who plan to set-up Simplified Cost Models or have already implemented this approach. Participants will learn about the new requirements and how to adapt their working methods and procedures to this simplified method in compliance with eligibility rules and regularity of expenditures.