21-09-2016

40th Conference of Directors of EU Paying Agencies

Agricultural Paying Agency is in line to organize the 40th Conference of Directors of EU Paying Agencies during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the EU.

The conference focuses on sharing experiences among EU Paying Agencies, discussion and finding creative solutions to a common issues, receipt of proposals to improve processes and outcomes of Paying Agencies taking into account the priorities of the presidency.   

The conference will be held in Bratislava on 12 – 14 October 2016. Main topics of the conference are aimed on simplification of CAP post 2020/2017 and on anti-fraud and anti-irregularity issues.

The conference will be attended by participants from EU Member States,  the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Serbia and Republic of Kosovo, the European Commission, the European Court of Auditors, the European Parliament, the European Anti-Fraud Service (OLAF), the European Council of Young Farmers (CEJA) and the European farmers and European agri-cooperatives (COPA-COGECA).
During the conference several presentations will be held on the plenary session. Three Workshops will take place concerning topics related with the central theme as follows:

  1. Broadening and deepening administrative mutual assistance and exchange of information between Member States on fraud suspected EAFRD cases
  2. Simplification of Cross Compliance – increasing control rates/greening
  3. Management of On-the-spot checks

The conference will be concluded with a forum discussion with a Member of the European Commission, the European Parliament, Learning Network, CEJA and COPA-COGECA participating.