Financial Managers Seminar

The third ESPON Financial Managers Seminar on management and administration of projects took place on 19 May 2010 in Brussels.

More than 60 people from 25 countries and 51 Institutions attended the event, representing mainly financial managers of Lead and Project Partners of approved ESPON 2013 Projects under the round of calls launched in September 2009



Information about e.g. eligibility rules, contracting, reporting and monitoring procedures has been given, as well as information about administrative, legal and practical matters of relevance concerning project coordination and management.


For the first time the seminar was as well opened to first level financial controllers of centralized and designated controllers of decentralized control systems willing to acquire additional and more specific information about ESPON 2013 reporting procedures and requirements for the certification of expenditure. Their participation added to a lively discussion in which their expertise was very useful.


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 is organised within the framework of the ESPON 2013 Communication Plan/Action Plan for 2010.
(Actions related to Targeted Activities and Actions/Events)



  • Acrobat Document | 104KB

Practical Information

  • Acrobat Document | 86KB

List of Participants

  • Acrobat Document | 62KB

Legal framework

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 298KB

Eligibility period and reporting eligible expenditure

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 382KB

Financial progress reports - Financial reporting procedure, reporting forms

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 308KB

Example: Project Partner Reporting Form

  • Acrobat Document | 61KB

Guidance on the implementation of EC publicity requirements

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 409KB

Audit trail, Second Level Financial Control

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 472KB

Session A. Target Group: First Level Financial Controller, Controlling the financial and activity reports

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 547KB

Example: First Level Control Document

  • Acrobat Document | 74KB

Session B. Target Group: LP Financial Managers, First Level Financial Control, Financial flow

  • Powerpoint Presentation | 351KB

Example: Lead Partner Reporting Form

  • Acrobat Document | 30KB