Presentation on theme: "Final Report Anton Schrag REGIO D1"— Presentation transcript:
1 Final Report Anton Schrag REGIO D1 European UnionCohesion PolicyTechnical Meeting on Closure , 11 December 2009Final Report Anton Schrag REGIO D1“Train the trainers”European Commission seminar for managing and certifying authorities 11 December 2009
2 What we did Closure Guidelines from 2006 updated 2008 and 2009 Closure Seminar on 15 September 2008 covering more than 200 questionsAdditional 200 questions sent afterwardsNo final answers in some casesPublished as a comprehensive document in March 2009Clarification works ongoing
3 Final Reports (FR) should enable EC to check that assistance was properly executedfinancial management of EC funds was sound (+ Winding-up Decl.)programme’s objectives have been attainedprogramme was coherent with EU policiesEC will assess FR quality within 5 months of receipt forCompleteness relative to legal requirements (Art 37)Consistency and coherence (with financial information and with Winding-up Declaration)Credibility of content (on basis of documentation and data provided)FR must be examined & approved by Monitoring Committee (MC) for period MS responsible for ensuring quality of FR (completeness, coherence, etc…)
4 Content and structure of FR structure similar to that of Annual Reports (AR),updated synthesis of information from previous AR and completed as appropriate (e.g. as per EC requests)add chapter for 2008 and (if appropriate) 2009 ARIt is an explanation what happened and what did not happen
5 Information to be included (Art. 37.2 of R(EC) 1260/99) Changes in general conditions of relevancePhysical implementation of priorities and measuresFinancial implementation of priorities and measuresSteps taken to ensure quality & effectiveness of implementationSteps taken to ensure compatibility with EC policies and to ensure coordination of EC assistance
6 1 - Important changes in general conditions in the period which are of relevance to the implementation of the assistance, in particular:main socio-economic trends;changes in national, regional, sectoral policies ;changes in the objective 3 policy frame of reference.Where applicable, their implications for the mutual consistency of assistance:from the different Fundsbetween Fund assistance and that from other financial instruments (Community initiatives, EIB loans, EAGGF-Guarantee, etc.)
7 at the appropriate level (programme, priority or measure). 2 - Physical implementation of priorities & measuresDescription of achievements in relation to specific objectives and targets of priorities & measuresQuantification of the related indicators as in the SPD and the PC: physical / output; result; impactat the appropriate level (programme, priority or measure).
8 use made of technical assistance (incl. to prepare 2007-13) 4 - Steps taken by the MA / MC to ensure the quality and effectiveness of implementation, in particular :monitoring, financial control (day-to-day management checks) and evaluation measures, including data collection arrangementssummary of any significant problem encountered in managing the assistance and any measure taken, including actions oncomments or recommendations for adjustments made by EC following annual review meetings (Art. 34.2)observations or requests for corrective measures (Art. 38.4) made by EC following the annual audit meeting (+ report Art. 13 of 438/2001) , particularly regarding the financial impact of any irregularities detectedobservations or requests made by EC following report Art. 13 of 438/2001 , in particular regarding 5% checks of Art. 10 (cf. Winding-up declaration)use made of technical assistance (incl. to prepare )Information & publicity of the assistance towards potential beneficiaries and the general public (Art Action Plan pursuant to 1159/2000 )Summary of the results of the main evaluations carried out on the programme including e.g. thematic evaluations, and any measure taken to address the recommendations made
9 Use of interest earned on advance payments 5 - Statement by the Managing Authority, noting the problems encountered and the steps taken to ensure (pursuant to Art. 12) compatibility with EC Treaty, EC policies (CAP, CFP…) including the rules oncompetition,the award of public contracts,environmental protection and improvementthe elimination of inequalities and the promotion of equality between men and womenSteps taken to ensure coordination of all the Community structural assistance such as CFUse of interest earned on advance payments
10 Timeline15 months from end of eligibility period deadline for submissionFirst reports were already duearound 150 due by March 2010Majority to be sent by 30/09/2010, some exceptions (Interreg) until 31 March 2011Admissibility check by CommissionQuality check (including CIS)Within 5 months (plus interruption periods) Commission has to react on report either accept or request additional information. In case of rejection no admissible report is deemed present after the deadline expiredTiming for Winding up declaration not specified
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