Financial Managers Seminar

Athens, 7 March 2013

The eight ESPON Financial Managers Seminar on management and administration of projects took place on 7 March 2013 in Athens, Greece.

The Seminar was organised in cooperation with Greek ESPON Contact Point, Panteion University of Social and Political Sciences of Athens.

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The purpose of the event was to inform the Financial Managers of the Lead and Project Partners and to assist the centralized and decentralized First Level Controllers of the approved ESPON 2013 Projects.

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The ESPON Coordination Unit presented eligibility rules, contracting, reporting and monitoring procedures, as well as administrative, legal and practical matters of relevance concerning project coordination and management.

The seminar gave special attention to the procedures in relation to project financial closure and winding-up.

Altogether 47 people attended the event. Participants had the opportunity to network, to share experience with peers and get feedback.

Please find below the presentations given during the Seminar.


Should you have questions please do not hesitate to contact the ESPON Coordination Unit at [email protected]


This event was organised within the framework of
the ESPON 2013 Communication Plan/Action Plan for 2013
(Actions related to Targeted Activities and Actions/Events)



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Programme Financing, Legal framework, Eligibility of expenditure, Eligibility period, Reporting procedure, Reporting flow

  • Acrobat Document | 145KB

Reporting expenditure, eligibility, audit trail

  • Acrobat Document | 333KB

First Level Financial Control, Certification Flow

  • Acrobat Document | 93KB

Second level Financial Control

  • Acrobat Document | 140KB

Publicity requirements

  • Acrobat Document | 210KB

Common errors

  • Acrobat Document | 115KB

First Level Financial Controllers: How to do the control of documents?

  • Acrobat Document | 86KB

Project Closure and Winding-Up

  • Acrobat Document | 344KB