28 Apr 29 Apr

The Shared Management of EU Funds in Comparative Perspective

This exploratory hybrid workshop brings together scholars researching (or interested in conducting research in) the shared management of EU funds, a topic which remains underexplored, particularly in law. The workshop includes contributions on Member States and Specific Funds as case-studies, conditionality and green ambitions, accountability and transparency - among other topics. More generally, the workshop aims to build a community of scholars interested in EU funds management and foster academic exchange and research collaboration in this area.

This workshop is funded by a 2021 YERUN Research Mobility Award and the Globalisation and Law Network. 

Programme on 28 April

14.00h Welcome by Mariolina Eliantonio, Emilia Korkea-aho and Nikos Vogiatzis

Opening Remarks: The Shared Management of EU Funds: State of the Art and Open Questions by Emilia Korkea-aho

15.00h Coffee Break

PANEL 1: Future-proofing EU Funds (I): Conditionality and Green Ambitions

  • Chair/Discussant: Mariolina Eliantonio
  • Shared Management of EU Funds under Regulation 2020/2092 Establishing the Regime of the Conditionality for the Protection of the Union Budget by Justyna Łacny
  • Accountability Challenges in the Shared Management of Agricultural Funds: Greening the Policy, Losing Control? by Annalisa Volpato
  • Two Worlds Apart: Can the EIB’s Green Funding Be Delivered More Effectively to SMEs? by Maixent Cremades & Marta Moretti
17.00h Coffee Break

PANEL 2: Member States and Specific Funds as Case-Studies (I)

  • Chair/Discussant: Nikos Vogiatzis
  • Customised, Proportionate and Responsive Enforcement of EU Funds Regulation by Jacobine van den Brink and Louise Verboeket
  • Shared Management in the ASFJ Domain: State of Play and Open Research Questions by Arne Pilniok

Programme on 29 April


PANEL 3: Member States and Specific Funds as Case-Studies (II)

  • Chair/Discussant: Annalisa Volpato

  • The Strategic Management of EU Funds in Spain by Silvia Díez Sastre and Fernando Pastor Merchante

  • Comparative Analysis of the Performance, Challenges and Good Practices in Terms of Erasmus+ Programme Management in Spain and Bulgaria by Iva Evguenieva and Orestes Suarez

  • Legal, Institutional and Social Framework for Financing and Managing Funds from the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development with Special Reference to the Republic of Croatia by Suzana Dikonić

10.30h Coffee Break
11.00h PANEL 4: Future-proofing EU Funds (II): Transparency and Solidarity
  • Chair/Discussant: Emilia Korkea-aho
  • Lack of Transparency on Final Recipients of EU Funds: Challenges and Solutions in Law and in Practice by Rachel Hanna & Helen Darbishire

  • Lack of Transparency in Public Sector Purchasing by Kirsi-Maria Halonen

  • Have Funds Lost Their Soul? Rationality and Solidarity in a Changing Policy Setting by Leticia Díez Sánchez

12.30h Lunch

Concluding Remarks, Publication Plans and Future Collaboration by Mariolina Eliantonio, Emilia Korkea-aho, Nikos Vogiatzis

14.00h End of the workshop