Financial Managers Seminar

Geneva, 31 March and 1 April

The fifth Financial Managers Seminar under the ESPON 2013 Programme took place on 31 March and 1 April in Geneva, Switzerland.







The Seminar was organised in cooperation with the Member of the Monitoring Committee from Switzerland, the Federal office for Spatial Development (ARE).

The purpose of the two-days event was to inform and assist Financial Managers and Controllers on management and administration of approved ESPON projects.

The ESPON Coordination Unit presented eligibility rules, contracting, reporting and monitoring procedures, as well as administrative, legal and practical matters.







The second day was organized in parallel sessions for Financial Managers and for First Level Controllers willing to acquire additional and more specific information about reporting procedures and requirements for the certification of expenditure.

More than 70 Financial Managers and centralized / decentralized First Level Controllers of the approved projects attended the event. Participants had the opportunity to network, to share experience with peers and get feedback.

You can find below the Programme, the list of participants and the presentations given during the event.

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 | 186KB


  • Acrobat Document | 72KB

Speakers` CV

  • Acrobat Document | 292KB

Introduction and Legal Framework

  • Acrobat Document | 303KB

Financial Progress Reports

  • Acrobat Document | 566KB

Second Level Audit Control

  • Acrobat Document | 358KB

Guidance on the implementation of publicity requirements

  • Acrobat Document | 449KB

Common errors and main reasons for rejection of progress reports

  • Acrobat Document | 115KB

How to do the control of documents

  • Acrobat Document | 724KB


  • Excel Document | 228KB

Guidelines Certification

  • Acrobat Document | 211KB

Compendium of First Level Control Procedures in Territorial Cooperation

  • Acrobat Document | 1.01MB

Guidelines Financial Corrections Public Procurement

  • MS-Word Document | 159KB

Public Procurement Check list

  • MS-Word Document | 112KB

Public Procurement Financial Corrections

  • MS-Word Document | 104KB

ESPON PMSS Database Manual for FLC

  • Acrobat Document | 1.54MB