BETA


2010/2166(DEC) 2009 discharge: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training CEDEFOP

Progress: Procedure completed

RoleCommitteeRapporteurShadows
Lead CONT STAVRAKAKIS Georgios (icon: S&D S&D) MACOVEI Monica (icon: PPE PPE), GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan (icon: ALDE ALDE), STAES Bart (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Committee Opinion EMPL ŐRY Csaba (icon: PPE PPE) Roger HELMER (icon: EFDD EFDD), Marian HARKIN (icon: ALDE ALDE), Jean LAMBERT (icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE)
Lead committee dossier:

Events

2011/09/27
   Final act published in Official Journal
Details

PURPOSE: to grant discharge to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training in respect of the implementation of the Agency's budget for the financial year 2009.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2011/568/EU of the European Parliament on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the financial year 2009.

CONTENT: with the present decision, the European Parliament grants discharge to the Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2009.

This decision is in line with the European Parliament's resolution adopted on 10 May 2011 and comprises a series of observations that form an integral part of the discharge decision (please refer to the summary of the opinion of 10/05/2011).

A parallel decision, adopted on the same day, approves the closure of this Agency's accounts.

2011/05/10
   EP - Results of vote in Parliament
2011/05/10
   EP - Debate in Parliament
2011/05/10
   EP - Decision by Parliament
Details

The European Parliament adopted by 503 votes to 66, with 37 abstentions a decision on discharge to be granted to the Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2009.

Noting that CEDEFOP’s annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, Parliament approves the closure of its accounts. However, it makes a number of recommendations that need to be taken into account when the discharge is granted (in addition to the general recommendations that appear in the resolution on financial management and control of EU agencies - see DEC/2010/2271 ):

performance: Parliament congratulates the Centre for having introduced a performance measurement system (PMS). It believes that this system could result in further improvements to the activity-based budget and closer monitoring of payment appropriations to avoid carryovers. Parliament calls on the Centre to set out a clear comparison between operations carried out during the year for which discharge is to be granted and in the previous financial year so as to enable the discharge authority to assess more effectively its performance from one year to the next; human resources: Parliament welcomes the changes made to recruitment procedures following the remarks of the Court of Auditors in its 2009 report; carry-over appropriations: Parliament draws attention to the fact that the Centre has carried appropriations forward (31 % of the administrative expenditure) and cancelled payment appropriations (24 % of total appropriations for operating activities). It calls on the Centre to continue to improve the programming and monitoring and respect the principle of annuality more fully; budget management: Members call on the Centre to apply, more effectively, the budgetary principles of specification and transparency.

Documents
2011/05/10
   EP - End of procedure in Parliament
2011/03/31
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
Documents
2011/03/31
   EP - Committee report tabled for plenary
Documents
2011/03/21
   EP - Vote in committee
Details

The Committee on Budgetary Control adopted the report by Georgios STAVRAKAKIS (S&D, EL) on discharge to be granted to the Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training in respect of the implementation of the Centre's budget for the financial year 2009.

Noting that the Centre’s annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, MEPs approve the closure of the Centre’s accounts. However, they make a number of recommendations that need to be taken into account when the discharge is granted, in addition to the general recommendations that appear in the draft resolution on financial management and control of EU agencies (see DEC/2010/2271 ):

performance : Members congratulate the Centre for having introduced a performance measurement system (PMS) in 2009 for its medium term priorities 2009-2011 and its annual work programme, and for having set up a framework of performance indicators. They consider, in particular, that the introduction of a PMS helps the Centre manage and evaluate its impact, efficiency, effectiveness and relevance. They believe, furthermore, that this system could include further improvements to the activity-based budget and closer monitoring of payment appropriations to avoid carryovers. Members call on the Centre to set out a clear comparison between operations carried out during the year for which discharge is to be granted and in the previous financial year so as to enable the discharge authority to assess more effectively its performance from one year to the next; human resources : Members note that the Centre has introduced changes in its recruitment procedures following remarks by the Court of Auditors in its 2009 report; carry-over appropriations : Members draw attention to the fact that the Centre has carried appropriations forward (31 % of the administrative expenditure) and cancelled payment appropriations (24 % of total appropriations for operating activities). They call on the Centre to continue to improve the programming and monitoring and respect the principle of annuality more fully; budget management : Members call on the Centre to apply, more effectively, the budgetary principles of specification and transparency; internal audit : Members call on the Director of the Centre to provide specific information on the content of the15 recommendations opened on 31 December 2008 and the new 14 recommendations opened on 31 December 2009 by the IAS.

2011/02/03
   CSL - Document attached to the procedure
Details

Based on the observations contained in the revenue and expenditure account for 2009, CEDEFOP’s balance sheet of revenue and expenditure at 31 December 2009, the Court of Auditor’s report on the Centre’s annual accounts for 2009, alongside the Centre’s responses to the observations made by the Court, the Council recommends that the European Parliament provide the discharge to the director of the Centre in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2009.

The Council welcomes the Court's opinion that, on the one hand, the Centre's annual accounts present fairly, in all material aspects, the financial position as at 31 December 2009 and the results of operations and cash-flows for the year then ended, in accordance with the provisions of the Centre's Financial Regulation, and that, on the other hand, the underlying transactions for the financial year ended on 31 December 2009 are, in all material respects, legal and regular.

However, the Council considers that observations made in the Court of Auditor’s report call for a certain number of observations to be taken into account when granting discharge, particularly on the following points:

carry-over appropriations : the Council notes with concern the volume of appropriations carried over and cancelled, including with regard to contributions received from other countries. The Council welcomes the efforts made by the Centre to maximise the use of available appropriations and to better respect the budgetary principle of annuality. It notes further that the budgetary principles of specification and transparency were not strictly observed and encourages the Centre to fully inform its Governing Board about all transfers; recruitment procedures : the Council notes that the Centre has put at risk the transparency of recruitment procedures by neither establishing the weightings of the selection criteria nor the thresholds to be met in order to be invited to written tests and interviews. It welcomes however the fact that the Centre has corrected the error and now establishes questions for written tests and interviews before the pre-selections.

Documents
2011/02/02
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2011/02/01
   EP - Committee draft report
Documents
2010/10/07
   EP - Committee referral announced in Parliament
2010/09/22
   EP - ŐRY Csaba (PPE) appointed as rapporteur in EMPL
2010/09/16
   CofA - Court of Auditors: opinion, report
Details

PURPOSE: presentation by the Court of Auditors of its report on the annual accounts of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), together with the Centre’s replies.

CONTENT: in accordance with the tasks and objectives conferred on it by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the Court of Auditors, in the context of the discharge procedure, addresses to the European Parliament and the Council a Statement of Assurance on the reliability of the annual accounts, as well as of the legality and regularity of the transactions underlying them of each EU institution, body or agency, on the basis of an external, independent audit.

This audit also covered the annual accounts of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP).

In the Court’s opinion, the Centre’s annual accounts presented “fairly, in all material respects”, its financial position as of 31 December 2009 and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended, in accordance with the provisions of its Financial Regulation.

The Court also stated that the transactions underlying the annual accounts of the Agency for the financial year ended 31 December 2009 were, “in all material respects, legal and regular ”.

The report again confirmed that the Centre’s 2009 final budget amounted to EUR 18.53 million, representing a 97% Union contribution. The number of staff employed by the Centre at the end of the year was 58 as compared with 128 the previous year.

The report also included comments on the Centre’s budgetary and financial management, together with the Agency’s replies. The main comments are as follows:

The Court’s comments :

· carry-over and cancellation of appropriations: the cancelled payment appropriations amounted to EUR 1.6 million in 2009, representing 24% of total appropriations for operating activities. The Centre should continue to improve the programming and monitoring of activities with a view to maximising the use of the available appropriations and to better respect the principle of annuality;

· lack of transparency concerning numerous transfers of appropriations;

· shortcomings concerning the transparency of the recruitment procedures.

The Centre’s replies :

· since 2009, a system for monitoring more closely the use payment appropriations has been established;

· it has fully informed the Governing Board on 2009 and 2010 transfers and will continue to regularly inform on all transfers;

· a revision of the vacancy notices. Since June 2010, questions for written tests and interviews before pre-selections have been established.

Lastly, the Court of Auditor’s report contained a summary of the Centre’s activities in 2009 in the following areas:

· implementation of the 2009 work programme which focuses on 4 main issues: (i) informing EU VET policies; (ii) interpreting trends and challenges for skills; (iii) competences and learning; (iv) assessing VET benefits, raising the profile of VET. Preparation of 2010 Report with the European Commission and the future Belgian presidency. Questionnaires were sent, for the first time including social partners directly;

· VET measures for recovery in response to the crisis in Member States;

· implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) supporting the development of national qualification frameworks;

· continuation of Europass (7 million documents completed online, ca. 250 000 CVs completed online every month;

· research on socio- economic benefits of VET;

· successful coordination of Study Visits programme with over 245 visits in academic year 2008/2009;

· implementation of user oriented communication strategy, shift to electronic publishing to meet changing requirements;

· completion of design of performance measurement system (PMS).

2010/07/20
   EC - Non-legislative basic document published
Details

PURPOSE: presentation by the Commission of the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2009, as part of the 2009 discharge procedure.

Analysis of the accounts of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP).

CONTENT: this Commission document sets out the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2009 as prepared on the basis of the information presented by the institutions, organisations and bodies of the EU, in accordance with Article 129 (2) of the Financial Regulation applicable to the EU’s General Budget, including the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP).

In 2009, the tasks and budget of this agency were as follows:

· description of the Centre’s tasks : the CEDEFOP, which is located in Thessaloniki, was established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 337/75. The Centre’s core mandate is to serve the development of vocational training at Union level. In order to achieve this objective, it has the task of compiling and disseminating documentation on vocational training systems;

· the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2009 : the Centre’s 2009 budget amounted to EUR 18.5 million, compared with EUR 18.3 million the previous year. The number of staff employed by the Centre at the end of the year was 129, compared with 128 the previous year.

The complete version of CEDEFOP’s final accounts may be found at the following address: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/about-cedefop/governance/budget-and-discharge.aspx

2010/03/23
   EP - STAVRAKAKIS Georgios (S&D) appointed as rapporteur in CONT

Documents

Votes

A7-0106/2011 - Georgios Stavrakakis - Vote unique #

2011/05/10 Outcome: +: 503, -: 66, 0: 37
DE FR IT ES RO PL SE HU EL BE PT BG IE NL FI DK AT SK LU EE SI LT LV MT CZ CY GB
Total
83
62
53
41
28
40
17
19
21
18
15
12
9
22
11
13
14
9
6
6
6
7
8
4
17
3
61
icon: PPE PPE
218

Ireland PPE

3

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Slovenia PPE

3

Malta PPE

2

Czechia PPE

2
icon: S&D S&D
156

Bulgaria S&D

3

Ireland S&D

2

Netherlands S&D

3

Finland S&D

2

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Slovenia S&D

2

Latvia S&D

1

Malta S&D

2

Cyprus S&D

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
70
3
3

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1

Slovenia ALDE

For (1)

1

Lithuania ALDE

1

Latvia ALDE

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
43

Spain Verts/ALE

2
3

Greece Verts/ALE

1

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

1

Luxembourg Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

4
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
27

Spain GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Sweden GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Portugal GUE/NGL

3

Ireland GUE/NGL

For (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

For (1)

2

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Latvia GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Czechia GUE/NGL

2

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1
icon: EFD EFD
26

France EFD

Against (1)

1

Greece EFD

2

Netherlands EFD

Against (1)

1

Finland EFD

Against (1)

1

Denmark EFD

2

Slovakia EFD

Abstain (1)

1
icon: NI NI
22

Spain NI

1

Romania NI

1

Hungary NI

For (1)

Abstain (1)

2

Belgium NI

Against (1)

1

Bulgaria NI

Against (1)

1

United Kingdom NI

4
icon: ECR ECR
43

Hungary ECR

Against (1)

1

Belgium ECR

Against (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

Against (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

Against (1)

1

Latvia ECR

Against (1)

1
AmendmentsDossier
3 2010/2166(DEC)
2010/12/14 EMPL 3 amendments...
source: PE-454.669

History

(these mark the time of scraping, not the official date of the change)

committees/0/shadows/3
name
SØNDERGAARD Søren Bo
group
European United Left - Nordic Green Left
abbr
GUE/NGL
docs/1/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE450.719
New
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/CONT-PR-450719_EN.html
docs/2/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE452.821&secondRef=02
New
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/EMPL-AD-452821_EN.html
docs/4/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0106_EN.html
New
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0106_EN.html
events/0/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf
events/1/type
Old
Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
New
Committee referral announced in Parliament
events/2/type
Old
Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
New
Vote in committee
events/3
date
2011-03-31T00:00:00
type
Committee report tabled for plenary
body
EP
docs
url: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0106_EN.html title: A7-0106/2011
events/3
date
2011-03-31T00:00:00
type
Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
body
EP
docs
url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0106_EN.html title: A7-0106/2011
events/5/docs
  • url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20110510&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
events/6
date
2011-05-10T00:00:00
type
Decision by Parliament
body
EP
docs
url: https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-7-2011-0166_EN.html title: T7-0166/2011
summary
events/6
date
2011-05-10T00:00:00
type
Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading
body
EP
docs
url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-7-2011-0166_EN.html title: T7-0166/2011
summary
procedure/Modified legal basis
Rules of Procedure EP 150
procedure/Other legal basis
Rules of Procedure EP 159
committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Budgetary Control
committee
CONT
rapporteur
name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios date: 2010-03-23T00:00:00 group: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats abbr: S&D
shadows
committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Budgetary Control
committee
CONT
date
2010-03-23T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios group: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats abbr: S&D
shadows
committees/1
type
Committee Opinion
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Employment and Social Affairs
committee
EMPL
rapporteur
name: ŐRY Csaba date: 2010-09-22T00:00:00 group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) abbr: PPE
committees/1
type
Committee Opinion
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Employment and Social Affairs
committee
EMPL
date
2010-09-22T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: ŐRY Csaba group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) abbr: PPE
docs/4/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2011-106&language=EN
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0106_EN.html
events/0/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf
events/3/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2011-106&language=EN
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0106_EN.html
events/6/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-166
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-7-2011-0166_EN.html
activities
  • date: 2010-07-20T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf title: SEC(2010)0963 type: Non-legislative basic document published celexid: CELEX:52010SC0963:EN body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/budget/ title: Budget Commissioner: ŠEMETA Algirdas type: Non-legislative basic document published
  • date: 2010-10-07T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: MACOVEI Monica group: ALDE name: GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan group: Verts/ALE name: STAES Bart group: GUE/NGL name: SØNDERGAARD Søren Bo responsible: True committee: CONT date: 2010-03-23T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgetary Control rapporteur: group: S&D name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2010-09-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: ŐRY Csaba
  • date: 2011-03-21T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: MACOVEI Monica group: ALDE name: GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan group: Verts/ALE name: STAES Bart group: GUE/NGL name: SØNDERGAARD Søren Bo responsible: True committee: CONT date: 2010-03-23T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgetary Control rapporteur: group: S&D name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2010-09-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: ŐRY Csaba type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2011-03-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2011-106&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A7-0106/2011 body: EP type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • date: 2011-05-10T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=19892&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20110510&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-166 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T7-0166/2011 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2011-09-27T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011D0568 title: Decision 2011/568 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2011:250:TOC title: OJ L 250 27.09.2011, p. 0130
commission
  • body: EC dg: Budget commissioner: ŠEMETA Algirdas
committees/0
type
Responsible Committee
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Budgetary Control
committee
CONT
date
2010-03-23T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios group: Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats abbr: S&D
shadows
committees/0
body
EP
shadows
responsible
True
committee
CONT
date
2010-03-23T00:00:00
committee_full
Budgetary Control
rapporteur
group: S&D name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios
committees/1
type
Committee Opinion
body
EP
associated
False
committee_full
Employment and Social Affairs
committee
EMPL
date
2010-09-22T00:00:00
rapporteur
name: ŐRY Csaba group: European People's Party (Christian Democrats) abbr: PPE
committees/1
body
EP
responsible
False
committee
EMPL
date
2010-09-22T00:00:00
committee_full
Employment and Social Affairs
rapporteur
group: PPE name: ŐRY Csaba
docs
  • date: 2010-09-16T00:00:00 docs: url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:C:2010:338:TOC title: OJ C 338 14.12.2010, p. 0130 title: N7-0023/2011 summary: PURPOSE: presentation by the Court of Auditors of its report on the annual accounts of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP), together with the Centre’s replies. CONTENT: in accordance with the tasks and objectives conferred on it by the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the Court of Auditors, in the context of the discharge procedure, addresses to the European Parliament and the Council a Statement of Assurance on the reliability of the annual accounts, as well as of the legality and regularity of the transactions underlying them of each EU institution, body or agency, on the basis of an external, independent audit. This audit also covered the annual accounts of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). In the Court’s opinion, the Centre’s annual accounts presented “fairly, in all material respects”, its financial position as of 31 December 2009 and the results of its operations and its cash flows for the year then ended, in accordance with the provisions of its Financial Regulation. The Court also stated that the transactions underlying the annual accounts of the Agency for the financial year ended 31 December 2009 were, “in all material respects, legal and regular ”. The report again confirmed that the Centre’s 2009 final budget amounted to EUR 18.53 million, representing a 97% Union contribution. The number of staff employed by the Centre at the end of the year was 58 as compared with 128 the previous year. The report also included comments on the Centre’s budgetary and financial management, together with the Agency’s replies. The main comments are as follows: The Court’s comments : · carry-over and cancellation of appropriations: the cancelled payment appropriations amounted to EUR 1.6 million in 2009, representing 24% of total appropriations for operating activities. The Centre should continue to improve the programming and monitoring of activities with a view to maximising the use of the available appropriations and to better respect the principle of annuality; · lack of transparency concerning numerous transfers of appropriations; · shortcomings concerning the transparency of the recruitment procedures. The Centre’s replies : · since 2009, a system for monitoring more closely the use payment appropriations has been established; · it has fully informed the Governing Board on 2009 and 2010 transfers and will continue to regularly inform on all transfers; · a revision of the vacancy notices. Since June 2010, questions for written tests and interviews before pre-selections have been established. Lastly, the Court of Auditor’s report contained a summary of the Centre’s activities in 2009 in the following areas: · implementation of the 2009 work programme which focuses on 4 main issues: (i) informing EU VET policies; (ii) interpreting trends and challenges for skills; (iii) competences and learning; (iv) assessing VET benefits, raising the profile of VET. Preparation of 2010 Report with the European Commission and the future Belgian presidency. Questionnaires were sent, for the first time including social partners directly; · VET measures for recovery in response to the crisis in Member States; · implementation of the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) supporting the development of national qualification frameworks; · continuation of Europass (7 million documents completed online, ca. 250 000 CVs completed online every month; · research on socio- economic benefits of VET; · successful coordination of Study Visits programme with over 245 visits in academic year 2008/2009; · implementation of user oriented communication strategy, shift to electronic publishing to meet changing requirements; · completion of design of performance measurement system (PMS). type: Court of Auditors: opinion, report body: CofA
  • date: 2011-02-01T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE450.719 title: PE450.719 type: Committee draft report body: EP
  • date: 2011-02-02T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE452.821&secondRef=02 title: PE452.821 committee: EMPL type: Committee opinion body: EP
  • date: 2011-02-03T00:00:00 docs: url: http://register.consilium.europa.eu/content/out?lang=EN&typ=SET&i=ADV&RESULTSET=1&DOC_ID=5892%2F11&DOC_LANCD=EN&ROWSPP=25&NRROWS=500&ORDERBY=DOC_DATE+DESC title: 05892/2011 summary: Based on the observations contained in the revenue and expenditure account for 2009, CEDEFOP’s balance sheet of revenue and expenditure at 31 December 2009, the Court of Auditor’s report on the Centre’s annual accounts for 2009, alongside the Centre’s responses to the observations made by the Court, the Council recommends that the European Parliament provide the discharge to the director of the Centre in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2009. The Council welcomes the Court's opinion that, on the one hand, the Centre's annual accounts present fairly, in all material aspects, the financial position as at 31 December 2009 and the results of operations and cash-flows for the year then ended, in accordance with the provisions of the Centre's Financial Regulation, and that, on the other hand, the underlying transactions for the financial year ended on 31 December 2009 are, in all material respects, legal and regular. However, the Council considers that observations made in the Court of Auditor’s report call for a certain number of observations to be taken into account when granting discharge, particularly on the following points: carry-over appropriations : the Council notes with concern the volume of appropriations carried over and cancelled, including with regard to contributions received from other countries. The Council welcomes the efforts made by the Centre to maximise the use of available appropriations and to better respect the budgetary principle of annuality. It notes further that the budgetary principles of specification and transparency were not strictly observed and encourages the Centre to fully inform its Governing Board about all transfers; recruitment procedures : the Council notes that the Centre has put at risk the transparency of recruitment procedures by neither establishing the weightings of the selection criteria nor the thresholds to be met in order to be invited to written tests and interviews. It welcomes however the fact that the Centre has corrected the error and now establishes questions for written tests and interviews before the pre-selections. type: Document attached to the procedure body: CSL
  • date: 2011-03-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2011-106&language=EN title: A7-0106/2011 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP
events
  • date: 2010-07-20T00:00:00 type: Non-legislative basic document published body: EC docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf title: SEC(2010)0963 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!DocNumber&lg=EN&type_doc=SECfinal&an_doc=2010&nu_doc=963 title: EUR-Lex summary: PURPOSE: presentation by the Commission of the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2009, as part of the 2009 discharge procedure. Analysis of the accounts of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). CONTENT: this Commission document sets out the consolidated annual accounts of the European Union for the financial year 2009 as prepared on the basis of the information presented by the institutions, organisations and bodies of the EU, in accordance with Article 129 (2) of the Financial Regulation applicable to the EU’s General Budget, including the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP). In 2009, the tasks and budget of this agency were as follows: · description of the Centre’s tasks : the CEDEFOP, which is located in Thessaloniki, was established by Council Regulation (EEC) No 337/75. The Centre’s core mandate is to serve the development of vocational training at Union level. In order to achieve this objective, it has the task of compiling and disseminating documentation on vocational training systems; · the Centre’s budget for the financial year 2009 : the Centre’s 2009 budget amounted to EUR 18.5 million, compared with EUR 18.3 million the previous year. The number of staff employed by the Centre at the end of the year was 129, compared with 128 the previous year. The complete version of CEDEFOP’s final accounts may be found at the following address: http://www.cedefop.europa.eu/EN/about-cedefop/governance/budget-and-discharge.aspx
  • date: 2010-10-07T00:00:00 type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP
  • date: 2011-03-21T00:00:00 type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading body: EP summary: The Committee on Budgetary Control adopted the report by Georgios STAVRAKAKIS (S&D, EL) on discharge to be granted to the Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training in respect of the implementation of the Centre's budget for the financial year 2009. Noting that the Centre’s annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, MEPs approve the closure of the Centre’s accounts. However, they make a number of recommendations that need to be taken into account when the discharge is granted, in addition to the general recommendations that appear in the draft resolution on financial management and control of EU agencies (see DEC/2010/2271 ): performance : Members congratulate the Centre for having introduced a performance measurement system (PMS) in 2009 for its medium term priorities 2009-2011 and its annual work programme, and for having set up a framework of performance indicators. They consider, in particular, that the introduction of a PMS helps the Centre manage and evaluate its impact, efficiency, effectiveness and relevance. They believe, furthermore, that this system could include further improvements to the activity-based budget and closer monitoring of payment appropriations to avoid carryovers. Members call on the Centre to set out a clear comparison between operations carried out during the year for which discharge is to be granted and in the previous financial year so as to enable the discharge authority to assess more effectively its performance from one year to the next; human resources : Members note that the Centre has introduced changes in its recruitment procedures following remarks by the Court of Auditors in its 2009 report; carry-over appropriations : Members draw attention to the fact that the Centre has carried appropriations forward (31 % of the administrative expenditure) and cancelled payment appropriations (24 % of total appropriations for operating activities). They call on the Centre to continue to improve the programming and monitoring and respect the principle of annuality more fully; budget management : Members call on the Centre to apply, more effectively, the budgetary principles of specification and transparency; internal audit : Members call on the Director of the Centre to provide specific information on the content of the15 recommendations opened on 31 December 2008 and the new 14 recommendations opened on 31 December 2009 by the IAS.
  • date: 2011-03-31T00:00:00 type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2011-106&language=EN title: A7-0106/2011
  • date: 2011-05-10T00:00:00 type: Results of vote in Parliament body: EP docs: url: https://oeil.secure.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=19892&l=en title: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2011-05-10T00:00:00 type: Debate in Parliament body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20110510&type=CRE title: Debate in Parliament
  • date: 2011-05-10T00:00:00 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading body: EP docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-166 title: T7-0166/2011 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 503 votes to 66, with 37 abstentions a decision on discharge to be granted to the Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training (CEDEFOP) in respect of the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2009. Noting that CEDEFOP’s annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, Parliament approves the closure of its accounts. However, it makes a number of recommendations that need to be taken into account when the discharge is granted (in addition to the general recommendations that appear in the resolution on financial management and control of EU agencies - see DEC/2010/2271 ): performance: Parliament congratulates the Centre for having introduced a performance measurement system (PMS). It believes that this system could result in further improvements to the activity-based budget and closer monitoring of payment appropriations to avoid carryovers. Parliament calls on the Centre to set out a clear comparison between operations carried out during the year for which discharge is to be granted and in the previous financial year so as to enable the discharge authority to assess more effectively its performance from one year to the next; human resources: Parliament welcomes the changes made to recruitment procedures following the remarks of the Court of Auditors in its 2009 report; carry-over appropriations: Parliament draws attention to the fact that the Centre has carried appropriations forward (31 % of the administrative expenditure) and cancelled payment appropriations (24 % of total appropriations for operating activities). It calls on the Centre to continue to improve the programming and monitoring and respect the principle of annuality more fully; budget management: Members call on the Centre to apply, more effectively, the budgetary principles of specification and transparency.
  • date: 2011-05-10T00:00:00 type: End of procedure in Parliament body: EP
  • date: 2011-09-27T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal summary: PURPOSE: to grant discharge to the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training in respect of the implementation of the Agency's budget for the financial year 2009. NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2011/568/EU of the European Parliament on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the financial year 2009. CONTENT: with the present decision, the European Parliament grants discharge to the Director of the European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training for the implementation of its budget for the financial year 2009. This decision is in line with the European Parliament's resolution adopted on 10 May 2011 and comprises a series of observations that form an integral part of the discharge decision (please refer to the summary of the opinion of 10/05/2011). A parallel decision, adopted on the same day, approves the closure of this Agency's accounts. docs: title: Decision 2011/568 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011D0568 title: OJ L 250 27.09.2011, p. 0130 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2011:250:TOC
links
other
  • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/budget/ title: Budget commissioner: ŠEMETA Algirdas
procedure/Modified legal basis
Old
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 150
New
Rules of Procedure EP 150
procedure/dossier_of_the_committee
Old
CONT/7/04032
New
  • CONT/7/04032
procedure/final/url
Old
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011D0568
New
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011D0568
procedure/subject
Old
  • 8.70.03.07 Previous discharges
New
8.70.03.07
Previous discharges
activities/0/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/RegData/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf
activities/1/committees/0/shadows/0/mepref
4f1ad952b819f207b300000e
activities/1/committees/0/shadows/0/name
Old
MACOVEI Monica Luisa
New
MACOVEI Monica
activities/2/committees/0/shadows/0/mepref
4f1ad952b819f207b300000e
activities/2/committees/0/shadows/0/name
Old
MACOVEI Monica Luisa
New
MACOVEI Monica
committees/0/shadows/0/mepref
4f1ad952b819f207b300000e
committees/0/shadows/0/name
Old
MACOVEI Monica Luisa
New
MACOVEI Monica
procedure/subject/0
Old
8.70.03.04 2009 discharge
New
8.70.03.07 Previous discharges
activities
  • date: 2010-07-20T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/registre/docs_autres_institutions/commission_europeenne/sec/2010/0963/COM_SEC(2010)0963_EN.pdf celexid: CELEX:52010SC0963:EN type: Non-legislative basic document published title: SEC(2010)0963 type: Non-legislative basic document published body: EC commission: DG: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/budget/ title: Budget Commissioner: ŠEMETA Algirdas
  • date: 2010-10-07T00:00:00 body: EP type: Committee referral announced in Parliament, 1st reading/single reading committees: body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: MACOVEI Monica Luisa group: ALDE name: GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan group: Verts/ALE name: STAES Bart group: GUE/NGL name: SØNDERGAARD Søren Bo responsible: True committee: CONT date: 2010-03-23T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgetary Control rapporteur: group: S&D name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2010-09-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: ŐRY Csaba
  • date: 2011-03-21T00:00:00 body: EP committees: body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: MACOVEI Monica Luisa group: ALDE name: GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan group: Verts/ALE name: STAES Bart group: GUE/NGL name: SØNDERGAARD Søren Bo responsible: True committee: CONT date: 2010-03-23T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgetary Control rapporteur: group: S&D name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2010-09-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: ŐRY Csaba type: Vote in committee, 1st reading/single reading
  • date: 2011-03-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2011-106&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A7-0106/2011 body: EP type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading
  • date: 2011-05-10T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/oeil/popups/sda.do?id=19892&l=en type: Results of vote in Parliament title: Results of vote in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?secondRef=TOC&language=EN&reference=20110510&type=CRE type: Debate in Parliament title: Debate in Parliament url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-166 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T7-0166/2011 body: EP type: Results of vote in Parliament
  • date: 2011-09-27T00:00:00 type: Final act published in Official Journal docs: url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011D0568 title: Decision 2011/568 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2011:250:TOC title: OJ L 250 27.09.2011, p. 0130
committees
  • body: EP shadows: group: PPE name: MACOVEI Monica Luisa group: ALDE name: GERBRANDY Gerben-Jan group: Verts/ALE name: STAES Bart group: GUE/NGL name: SØNDERGAARD Søren Bo responsible: True committee: CONT date: 2010-03-23T00:00:00 committee_full: Budgetary Control rapporteur: group: S&D name: STAVRAKAKIS Georgios
  • body: EP responsible: False committee: EMPL date: 2010-09-22T00:00:00 committee_full: Employment and Social Affairs rapporteur: group: PPE name: ŐRY Csaba
links
other
  • body: EC dg: url: http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/budget/ title: Budget commissioner: ŠEMETA Algirdas
procedure
dossier_of_the_committee
CONT/7/04032
reference
2010/2166(DEC)
title
2009 discharge: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training CEDEFOP
stage_reached
Procedure completed
Modified legal basis
Rules of Procedure of the European Parliament EP 150
type
DEC - Discharge procedure
final
subject
8.70.03.04 2009 discharge