Study: ‘ERDF implementation in Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom’

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

Study: ‘ESF implementation in the Netherlands, Portugal and the United Kingdom’

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

Study: ‘What evolution can be identified in the organisations managing EU funding, particularly due to simplification efforts pursued by the Commission in 2008, 2009 and 2010?’

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.

Study: ‘What are the implications of the current legislation for cost effectiveness and quality control in structural fund spending? What role for performance auditing?’

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

Implications of Brexit on future access to EU NGO funding

This research looked at funding risks and options for HealthProm post-Brexit. In particular, it reviewed the EU funding programmes of most relevance to the organisation, their eligibility criteria, how access might change post-Brexit, and what risks this posed for the organisation. The research also considered possible options for the organisation to continue to receive EU … Read more