HOLIDAY WORKSHOP: Best practices in EU funded Public Procurements – avoiding mistakes, irregularities and Financial Correction risks.

You’ll develop a detailed awareness regarding mistakes, irregularities and fraud risks related to organizing Public Procurements and implementing contracts and will be acquainted to a long list of examples of errors where financial corrections are applied. This expertise is a crucial preventative asset if you are responsible for arranging the procurements, and equally so when you are an auditor or carry out management verifications.
  • Regular -> 1199 EUR (excl. VAT)
  • Early booking -> 1099 EUR (excl. VAT) – no later than two months prior the event
  • Group offer -> 999 EUR (excl. VAT) – minimum 4 people per institution
How to effectively follow the Public Procurement principles in planning and execution the procurement so that all the legal and technical requirements are met? How to select the correct Procurement Procedure, avoid errors in the Contract Notice and respect the time limits? How to avoid restrictive and discriminative criteria and conditions? How to assess the feasibility and necessity of requirements set for the bidders? How to ensure transparency and equality in evaluating tenders and selecting the successful bidder? How to supervise the execution of the contract and avoid substantial modifications? How to limit fraud and corruption risks?

What will you learn?

  • The main principles of Public Procurement and how to get them right.
  • Why has EU established a long list of procurement irregularities that bring financial corrections.
  • Planning the procurement to successfully avoid mistakes and irregularities.
  • Keeping things simple – how not to over-complicate the Procurement Procedure.
  • Composing and amending the Contract Notice and respecting the time limits.
  • Avoiding restrictive and discriminative requirements and qualifications.
  • Ensuring fair and transparent evaluation and selection.
  • Avoiding significant contract modifications.
  • Practical rules for conflict of interest principles for members of evaluation and selection committees.
  • Detecting and avoiding procurement related fraud and corruption risks.
  • Key novelty: efficiently using EU Strategic Public Procurement principles and avoiding unjust limitations while doing so.

Do you have more questions?

Contact us

Leipziger Platz 15
10117 Berlin

Who is this course for?

Public staff and other experts dealing with the implementation, management, certification and control of all EU Funds, especially from:

  • Managing Authorities
  • Intermediate Bodies
  • Certifying Authorities
  • Audit Authorities
  • Beneficiaries of EU Funds
  • National and Investment Banks
  • Regional Governments and Development Agencies
  • International, national and local associations and networks
  • Other stakeholders dealing with implementation, management and control of EU Funds


Kaur Siruli had more than 17 years of experience as the head of Audit Authority for EU Funds in Estonia and working in cooperation with OLAF. This has brought him in contact with wide spectrum of irregularities and fraud attempts – ineligible costs, procurement irregularities, conflict of interest, corruption risk, fraud schemes, double financing and so on. Kaur knows how to set up effective management and control system, look for "red flags", prevent and detect irregularities and fraud and how to handle the detected cases. His openness to vividly explain the risks and modus operandi have made him valued lecturer both in Estonia and abroad.

Kaur Siruli

Head of the Financial Control Department of the Ministry of Finance of Estonia

Nice, France

The workshop will be held during the festive holiday season on the picturesque Côte d’Azur in Nice, offering a unique blend of learning and leisure against the backdrop of the Mediterranean’s stunning beauty.


Next to the training materials the training fee is covering:
a) the catering during the training (3 coffee breaks and a lunch every day);
b) an enchanting evening walk around beautiful Nice in the company of other participants (the evening of the first day of the training);
c) delicious diner;
d) family photo and some souvenirs for active participants.



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Additional participants

Invoice Organisation