Research for REGI Committee - Control and Simplification of Procedures within ESIF - Study

Martin Ferry, Laura Polverari

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This study assesses the relationship between two components of European Structural and Investment Funds – control and audit systems, and simplification measures designed to reduce the complexity of implementation – and explores how this relationship conditions performance. It sets out financial control and audit systems and tasks in 2014-2020, and assesses the causes of complexity before exploring how issues are being addressed in the simplification agenda. The study reviews the treatment of control and simplification in the post-2020 debate before drawing together conclusions and recommendations for ESIF stakeholders.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationBrussels
Number of pages80
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jul 2018


  • administrative formalities
  • audit
  • EU law
  • EU programmes
  • financial control
  • simplication of legislation
  • structural funds

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