If we had to draw one lesson from our first fifteen years’ experience in EU funding, it would be this: errors happen, ; Coupling the erratic traits of human nature with volumes of laws, regulations and guidelines is, inevitably, a prescription for misfired calculations, interpretations and judgements.
Controls help. Reshaping EU and self-inflicted national regulations, obligations and demands help much more.
This EQF Level 5 Award sheds light on the continuous struggle in the management of EU-funded programmes, where the ever stronger calls for more results are continuously met by challenging control and compliance arguments. Through intense workshops and first-hand experience, we explore past cases of fraud and irregularity, review the current prevention, detection and correction techniques, interpret statistics, and discuss controls and audits within the evolving regulatory scenario (including the RRF and 2021-2027 programming period).