Financial Managers Seminar

Oslo, 16 and 17 November 2011

The sixth ESPON Financial Managers Seminar on management and administration of projects took place on 16 – 17 November 2011 in Oslo, Norway. The Seminar was organised in cooperation with a member of the ESPON Monitoring Committee from Ministry of Local Government and Regional Development of Norway.

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

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.

Around 40 people from 15 countries and 27 Institutions attended the event. Participants had the opportunity to network, to share experience with peers and get feedback.

On the second day of the Financial Manager Seminar two parallel sessions was organised for Project Financial Managers and for First Level Financial Controllers willing to acquire additional and more specific information about ESPON 2013 reporting procedures and requirements for the certification of expenditure. These parallel sessions aimed at discussing lively in practice the specific reporting and control procedures from perspectives, Financial Managers and First Level Controllers, and experiences sharing.

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 2011

(Actions related to Targeted Activities and Actions/Events)



  • Acrobat Document | 302KB

Practical Information

  • Acrobat Document | 245KB


  • Acrobat Document | 44KB

Introduction and Legal Framework

  • Acrobat Document | 239KB

Financial Progress Reports

  • Acrobat Document | 248KB

Second Level Audit Control

  • Acrobat Document | 283KB

Guidance on the implementation of publicity requirements

  • Acrobat Document | 316KB

First Level Control

  • Acrobat Document | 198KB

Reporting procedures

  • Acrobat Document | 191KB

Common errors

  • Acrobat Document | 216KB

How to control

  • Acrobat Document | 391KB