DG AGRI and the ENRD Contact Point jointly organised a workshop on ‘Agri-environment-climate Measures (AECM): Challenges of controllability and verifiability’ in Brussels on 7 December 2016.
The workshop addressed specifically the design and implementation of result-oriented AECM; collective approaches to AECM; and support for input reduction. It further discussed challenges related to controllability and verifiability of AECM interventions and the avoidance of double funding. Finally, it explored the opportunities that the Measure offers in the above mentioned fields.
The workshop included presentations from experts and auditors from DG AGRI and the European Court of Auditors (ECA). Additionally, it discussed examples of current practices in a number of EU Member States and featured practical exercises on designing and implementing audit-compliant, result-oriented AECM.
The event gathered around 80 national and regional Managing Authorities and Paying Agencies, as well as DG AGRI Desk Officers.
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- Avoiding the risk of double funding
- Finding solutions to control AECM support for input reductions
- Collective approaches to AECM
- Result-based approaches to AECM
- The Agri-environment-climate Measure: Expectations and requirements for selected interventions, Krzysztof Sulima, DG AGRI
- Experiences from auditing agri-environmental measures, Paolo Rexha, European Court of Auditors (ECA)
Input reduction support
- Examples from the Member States
- The auditors’ perspective on input reduction operations, Miguel Lago, Audit Unit, DG AGRI
Risk of double funding
- Avoiding double funding: the perspective from the Member States
- Experiences from Austria from the perspective:
- Experiences from Poland, Anna Jobda, Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development
- Double funding – the perspective of the auditors, Paolo Rexha, European Court of Auditors (ECA)
Collective approaches to AECM
- First lessons from collective AECM implementation 2014-2020: the Dutch experiences, Jan Gerrit Deelen and Aard Mulders, Ministry of Economic Affairs, The Netherlands
- Implementing result-oriented AECM: adapting the concept to EAFRD 2014-2020: