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Understanding the EU Budget and the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF), Maastricht

Maastricht
© Kevin Bergenhenegouwen / PDC
datum 12 december 2019
plaats Maastricht
organisatie European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

This course will help you understand how the EU institutions prepare, adopt, execute and discharge an EU budget. You will receive a clear and concise explanation of the budgetary principles, procedures and the roles of the different actors involved, as well as an insight into the political dimensions of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and of the annual budget procedure.

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About this course

Do you work within the administration of a Member State preparing for the post-2020 budget negotiations and wonder what lies ahead?

How can you pinpoint your issues within the process and determine the available scope for change?

Do you want to know how the EU budget is funded, drafted and executed?

This course will help you understand how the EU institutions prepare, adopt, execute and discharge an EU budget. You will receive a clear and concise explanation of the budgetary principles, procedures and the roles of the different actors involved, as well as an insight into the political dimensions of the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) and of the annual budget procedure.

What you will learn in this course:

  • the annual budget cycle and its key actors
  • the functioning of the MFF and the advantages/challenges of MFF
  • the role of special instruments in MFF and budget negotiations
  • the key actors and interaction patterns in budget and MFF negotiations.

By the end of the course, you will have a clear understanding of:

  • the key issues and dynamics in annual budget negotiations;
  • the main provisions of the MFF 2014-2020
  • the MFF 2021-2027 proposal
  • the Own Resources proposals 2021-2027
  • the key political issues pervading the debates on the future EU budget

Who is this course for?

Officials from Member State administrations, candidate countries, and the EU institutions, as well as budget and policy consultants who are directly or indirectly affected by European decision-making on budgetary issues. In particular:

  • Budget attachés and national finance/EU affairs ministries/departments
  • National officials supporting negotiators of multiannual spending programmes
  • Brussels-based experts and national delegates

Course methodology

The course is both practical and interactive, offering a combination of lectures, group discussions and Q&A sessions with experts

Dr Theo Jans (BE)

EU Governance

Marco Lopriore (IT)

EU Funds

Practical information

Course venue

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

O.L. Vrouweplein 22

6211 HE, Maastricht

the Netherlands

Programme Organiser

Ms Nicolette Brouwers

Tel: + 31 43 32 96 245

n.brouwers@eipa.eu

Fee

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals

Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

Confirmation

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy

For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants. EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).

The programme

 

08.45

Registration of participants

09.00

Welcome, general introduction and opening of the seminar

Dr Theo Jans, Associate Professor, EIPA Maastricht

09.15

Introduction: key characteristics of EU budget

  • Comparing the EU budget to national budgets
  • Key budgetary principles and actors
  • History and context

11.00

Coffee break

11.30

The legal framework for budget decisions

  • Treaty provisions, the budget cycle, multinannual financial framework, IIA budget discipline and sound financial management, own resources
  • Explaining the jargon: commitments, payments, RAL, reserves, transfers, pilots, carry-overs, assigned revenues, joint undertakings, etc.

12.45

Lunch at Hotel Derlon

Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 6, 6221 HD, Maastricht Tel. +31 43 32 16 770

14.00

The future of Cohesion Policy and the ESI funds

  • CPR and ESF
  • The post-2020 proposals

Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA

15.15

Coffee break

15.30

The Multiannual Financial Framework: issues, flexibility and revision

  • Technical adjustments
  • Special instruments
  • Net balances, negotiation dynamics and challenges
  • Exercise “policy challenge”

17.00

End of the first day

17.15

Reception at hotel Derlon

 

09.15

New Own Resources

  • The European Commission proposals for new own resources

Jorge Nunez Ferrer, CEPS

10.45

Coffee break

11.00

From Lessons of the current MFF to the post-2020 MFF proposals

  • The MFF proposals
  • Negotiation process
  • Issues for the post-2020 MFF

Official, DG Budget, European Commission

12.45

Lunch at Hotel Derlon

14.00

The Common Agricultural Policy: current issues and MFF proposals

  • Current trends and issues
  • The MFF proposals
  • Issues, dynamics and negotiations

16.00

Evaluation and end of the course

 

THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER 2019

 

08.45

Registration of participants

   

09.00

Welcome, general introduction and opening of the seminar

Dr Theo Jans, Associate Professor, EIPA Maastricht

   

09.15

Introduction: key characteristics of EU budget

  • Comparing the EU budget to national budgets
  • Key budgetary principles and actors
  • History and context
   

11.00

Coffee break

   

11.30

The legal framework for budget decisions

  • Treaty provisions, the budget cycle, multinannual financial framework, IIA budget discipline and sound financial management, own resources
  • Explaining the jargon: commitments, payments, RAL, reserves, transfers, pilots, carry-overs, assigned revenues, joint undertakings, etc.
   

12.45

Lunch at Hotel Derlon

Onze Lieve Vrouweplein 6, 6221 HD, Maastricht Tel. +31 43 32 16 770

   

14.00

The future of Cohesion Policy and the ESI funds

  • CPR and ESF
  • The post-2020 proposals

Marco Lopriore, Expert, EIPA

   

15.15

Coffee break

   

15.30

The Multiannual Financial Framework: issues, flexibility and revision

  • Technical adjustments
  • Special instruments
  • Net balances, negotiation dynamics and challenges
  • Exercise “policy challenge”
   

17.00

End of the first day

   

17.15

Reception at hotel Derlon

   
   

FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER 2019

   

09.15

New Own Resources

  • The European Commission proposals for new own resources

Jorge Nunez Ferrer, CEPS

   

10.45

Coffee break

   

11.00

From Lessons of the current MFF to the post-2020 MFF proposals

  • The MFF proposals
  • Negotiation process
  • Issues for the post-2020 MFF

Official, DG Budget, European Commission

   

12.45

Lunch at Hotel Derlon

   

14.00

The Common Agricultural Policy: current issues and MFF proposals

  • Current trends and issues
  • The MFF proposals
  • Issues, dynamics and negotiations
   

16.00

Evaluation and end of the course

Course venue

European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

O.L. Vrouweplein 22

6211 HE, Maastricht

the Netherlands

Programme Organiser

Ms Nicolette Brouwers

Tel: + 31 43 3296245

n.brouwers@eipa.eu

Fee

The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts

EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?

Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals

Lunches, the reception or dinner will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

Confirmation

Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment

Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy

For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).


Inhoud

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European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)

Het Europees instituut voor bestuurskunde (beter bekend als The European Institute of Public Administration - ofwel EIPA) streeft ernaar om de kennis van ambtenaren die zich met de EU bezighouden te vergroten door het ontwikkelen en organiseren van trainingen. Het instituut wil wetenschappelijke kennis en praktische 'know–how' met elkaar verbinden. EIPA bestaat al meer dan 35 jaar.

Het hoofdkantoor van EIPA is gevestigd in Maastricht en heeft dependances in Luxemburg en Barcelona. Gemiddeld nemen 14.000 nationale en Europese ambtenaren per jaar deel aan de trainingen. Daarnaast biedt EIPA ook consultancy, onderzoek en op maat gemaakte programma’s/trainingen aan. Bij EIPA werken circa 120 hoogopgeleide medewerkers.

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