The study focused on the efficiency and effectiveness of European Commission cooperation with NGOs, and the transparency of EC-NGO cooperation (extent of publication of information on beneficiaries of EC funding and use by NGOs of the EC Register of Interest Representatives. Contributed detailed analysis of NGO funding from several Commission Directorates General. Made recommendations on … Read more
Supported the study with a case study on England. The study focused on financial management and control of the implementation of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom during the programming period 2000-2006. ERDF measures implemented in the three Member States accounted for nearly €51.8 billion, representing approximately 43% … Read more
The study assessed financial management and control issues in the implementation of the European Social Fund (ESF) in the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom during the programming period 2000-2006. ESF measures implemented in the three Member States account for nearly €13.8 billion, representing some 20% of total ESF resources during this period 2000-2006. Roderick … Read more
Undertook extensive analysis of OpenTED data to identify trends in the awarding of EU funding by Member States to contractors/ service providers in other Member States.
The study reviewed experience with the sustainability of business support interventions under the European Union’s Structural Funds 2007-2013. Contributed a case study on North East England.
The study evaluated measures introduced by the European Commission between 2008 and 2010 to simplyify for beneficiaries the management of EU Structural Funds. The study focused in particular on the simplified cost options introduced by Regulations (EC) 396 and 397 of 6 May 2009. Contributed case studies on Ireland and Wales.
The ultimate objective of the study was to identify opportunities for improving Structural and Cohesion Fund audit, mainly by reducing the associated burden for auditors and those being audited, for example by avoiding duplication of audit efforts while maintaining the quality of audit as an external and independent validation of compliance and performance. Contributed a … Read more
The study reviewed the extent to which experience with the EU accession process in Bulgaria and Romania was being applied to other countries engaged in the process. More specifically, the study assessed the transfer of lessons learned regarding the management of pre-accession funds in Bulgaria and Romania, and how pre-accession funds were used to support … Read more
Roderick Ackermann led the study and presented it to the European Parliament Committee on Budgetary Control.