Presentation on theme: "Arrangements regarding ECP 2014–2020 implementation 1.Implementation of the Republic of Slovenia Budget Act Specific section for the 2014-2020 period:"— Presentation transcript:
Arrangements regarding ECP 2014–2020 implementation 1.Implementation of the Republic of Slovenia Budget Act Specific section for the period: regulating reallocation and withholding European Cohesion Policy funds 2.ECP 2014 – 2020 Decree 3.Implementing acts Guidelines regarding: financial operations, eligible costs, monitoring, management verifications, technical assistance, etc. Operation selection criteria Information and communication guidelines 4. New IT system
ECP 2014–2020 Decree 1.European Cohesion Policy planning procedure Adoption of the Implementation plan 2.Procedure pertaining to the selection of operations Method of operation selection: call for competition, open call for proposals and direct approval of operations The procedure closes with the signing of the co-financing agreement 3.Operation implementation procedure Payments from the state budget and reimbursements and repayments to the state budget Management verifications Information and communication IT system
European Cohesion Policy participants 1.Management and control bodies: Managing Authority: Government Office for Development and European Cohesion Policy Certifying Authority: Ministry of Finance, Department for Management of EU Funds Audit Authority: Ministry of Finance, Budget Supervision Office 2.Implementing bodies: Intermediate Bodies – Ministry of Labour, Family, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities; Ministry of Economic Development and Technology; Ministry of Culture; Ministry of the Interior; Ministry of Public Administration; Ministry of Justice; Ministry of Infrastructure; Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning; Ministry of Education, Science and Sport; Ministry of Health Implementing bodies 3.Monitoring Committee: EU regulation providing more specific arrangements 4.beneficiary: legal person or private entrepreneur 5.Budget Supervision Office: responsible for the cooperation with the European Fraud Prevention Office
Tasks of the implementing bodies (Intermediate Bodies and implementing bodies) Article 9 of 2014–2020 ECP Regulation: Exact list of the tasks of the Intermediate Bodies and the implementing bodies Delegation of tasks from the Managing Authority to Intermediate Bodies performed on the basis of the Regulation and not by an agreement as this is not permitted by national legislation. 2007– –2020 Programming Period period Managing Authority Intermediate Bodies implementing body Paragraph 1 of Article 7: Managing Authority to perform all other tasks which cannot be performed by the Intermediate Bodies.
Implementation planning – Implementation plan Implementation plan: Basis for the preparation of the state budget Is prepared before the adoption of the state budget The Government adopts by way of an ordinance the breakdown by priority axes, Intermediate Bodies and Managing Authority At its dedicated website the MA publishes an in-depth breakdown by priority axis, investment priority, specific objective, Intermediate Body and Managing Authority, operation selection method, by Funds, regions, years and the potential additional attributes
Procedure – Implementation plan 1.MA invites the Intermediate Bodies to begin with the preparation of proposals for the Implementation plan, a single deadline. 2.The Intermediate Bodies invite the stakeholders to submit the proposals (e.g. website, public media, etc.). Deadline: at least 30 days. 3.The responsible Intermediate Body forms a proposal and submits it to the MA by listing the potential incompliance. 4.The MA prepares a joint proposal. 5.The MA begins with consultation with the Intermediate Bodies and the members of the Chamber of Craft and Small Businesses of Slovenia; upon the IB proposal also other partners can cooperate. 6.The coordinated proposal is submitted by the MA for adoption by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia. 7.The Government of the Republic of Slovenia adopts the Implementation plan by way of an ordinance.
Operation selection method 1.Call for competition: Selection of operations with the highest score in the selection procedure 2.Open call for proposals: Funds are awarded to the candidates meeting the requirements and criteria and are awarded according to the order of proposal submission. Rule of competition between the 1st and 2nd operation selection method: As a rule a call for competion is performed unless it is expected that better results will be achieved by carrying out an open call for proposals. 3.Direct approval of the operation Legal basis or a basis in a national-level strategy Basis in the Operational Programme Major project If it did not received EU funds support under the EU-level instruments but had a positive score It is generally undisputed that each operation can be performed by just one person. Specificity: If the EU procedure selected an operation for which supplementary funds at the national level are required and the Intermediate Body issued and ex-ante consent after reviewing the operation, the Managing Authority shall treat this operation as a priority and shall conduct the same procedure as if a grant-award decision was issued.
Grant-award decision The Managing Authority issues the grant-award decision within 30 days of the application submission always to the Intermediate Body. The grant-award decision is issued for: call for competition if the selection criteria under the call documentation are specific enough and follow the European Cohesion Policy objectives Open call for proposals if the proposal is specific enough and follow the European Cohesion Policy objectives Direct approval of operation if at the time when the Managing Authority is reaching its decision the operation meets the requirements or several indents of the previous Article.
Co-financing agreement The implementing body (Intermediate Body or implementing body) concludes the co-financing agreement with the beneficiary, after: The grant-award decision is issued – in the case of the direct approval of operations The selection decision becomes final – in the case of a call for competition and an open call for proposals The implementing body is responsible for submitting the templates of a typical agreement (e.g. young researchers from the economic sector) and more complex co-financing agreements to the State Attorney‘s Office for review.
Implementation of operations – Management verifications 1.Administrative checks 2.On-the-spot checks 3.Verification whether implementing bodies performed their tasks Due to the fact that the Managing Authority no longer delegates tasks to the Intermediate Body (as is true for the delegation of the Intermediate Body tasks to the implementing body) there are no checks of the delegated tasks. Despite a different concept and terminology, the following verifications remain: -Managing Authority checks whether Intermediate Bodies performed their tasks -Intermediate Body checks whether the implementing bodies performed their tasks
Timeline April: Adoption of the Implementation of the Republic of Slovenia Budget by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia Adoption of the ECP Decree Approval of the selection criteria May: Adoption of the Implementation of the Republic of Slovenia Budget by the National Assembly of the Republic of Slovenia Approval of the Implementation Plan by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia Issuing the implementing acts (guidelines) June: Commencement of the accreditation procedure (EC) First calls for proposals November: Closure of the accreditation procedure