BETA


2010/2175(DEC) 2009 discharge: European Training Foundation ETF

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 Training Foundation in respect of the implementation of the Agency's budget for the financial year 2009.

NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2011/592/EU of the European Parliament on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2009.

CONTENT: with the present decision, the European Parliament grants discharge to the Director of the European Training Foundation 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 530 votes to 83, with 27 abstentions a decision to grant discharge to the Director of the European Training Foundation for implementation of the Foundation's budget for the financial year 2009.

Noting that the Foundation’s annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, Parliament approves the closure of the Foundation’s 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 welcomes the Foundation's intention to improve the performance of Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems in the Foundation partner countries and to develop a common methodology with International Organisations and Bilateral Donors to improve its role; cooperation with CEDEFOP: Parliament notes that, each year, the Foundation and CEDEFOP draft a joint work programme and welcomes the Foundation’s intention to devote further space to reporting on the implementation of this joint work programme in future Annual Activity Reports; budgetary management: Parliament urges the Foundation to draw up budgetary procedures more rigorously in order to avoid the considerable number of budgetary transfers. It also calls on it to obtain the authorisation of its Governing Board when transfers are required (because this is required by the Foundation's Financial Regulation). It also calls on the Foundation to closely follow the provisions of the basic regulation, especially where financial transfers between titles are concerned; human resources: Parliament welcomes the Foundation's initiative of undertaking a thorough review of its recruitment procedures in response to the findings of the Internal Audit Service (IAS) and to the recommendations made by the Parliament.

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 Training Foundation for implementation of the Foundation's budget for the financial year 200 9.

Noting that the Foundation’s annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, MEPs approve the closure of the Foundation’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 welcome the Foundation's intention to improve the performance of Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems in the Foundation partner countries ("Torino Process") and to develop a common methodology with International Organisations and Bilateral Donors to improve its role. They call again on the Foundation to set out a comparison of the operations that were carried out during the year for which discharge is to be granted and during the previous financial year so as to enable the discharge authority to assess its performance more effectively from one year to the next; cooperation with CEDEFOP: Members note that, each year, the Foundation and CEDEFOP draft a joint work programme and welcome the Foundation’s intention to devote further space to reporting on the implementation of this joint work programme in future Annual Activity Reports; budgetary management : Members urge the Foundation to draw up budgetary procedures more rigorously in order to avoid the considerable number of budgetary transfers. They also call on it to obtain the authorisation of its Governing Board when transfers are required (because this is required by the Foundation's Financial Regulation). They also call on the Foundation to closely follow the provisions of the basic regulation, especially where financial transfers between titles are concerned. They take the view, however, that activity-based budgeting is difficult in a system that separates staff and administrative expenditure from operational expenditure, especially for an agency of which the main activities are providing policy analyses, disseminating and exchanging information and experience and supporting partner-country capacity building; human resources: Members welcome the Foundation's initiative of undertaking a thorough review of its recruitment procedures in response to the findings of the Internal Audit Service (IAS) and to the recommendations made by the Parliament; internal audit : Members welcome the initiative of providing the discharge authority with the IAS Annual Internal Audit Report concerning the Foundation. They call on the Foundation to implement the IAS recommendations rapidly, particularly those regarding the Director’s Declaration of Assurance, the internal control system, on a better description of risk management, the introduction of ex-post controls on financial transactions and on the definition of target values for corporate indicators.

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

Based on the observations contained in the revenue and expenditure account and the balance sheet of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2009, as well as on the Court of Auditor’s report and the Foundation’s replies to the Court’s observations, the Council recommends that the Parliament grant the Director of the Foundation discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2009.

The Council welcomes the Court's opinion that, on the one hand, the Foundation'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 Foundation'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:

transfer of appropriations : the Council notes that a considerable number of transfers of appropriations showed insufficient rigour in the procedures for drawing up the budget and led to an increase of the amount carried over to the next financial year. The Council supports the measures taken by the Foundation to limit the number of transfers and enhance the budget planning and forecast. Moreover, the Council stresses the need for its Governing Board to approve transfers as required by the rules in force; budget presentation : the Council welcomes the Foundation's corrective measures in terms of budget presentation in accordance with the Foundation's Financial Regulation.

Documents
2011/02/02
   EP - Committee opinion
Documents
2011/01/31
   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 Training Foundation (EFT), together with the Foundation’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 Training Foundation (EFT).

In the Court’s opinion, the Foundation’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 Foundation’s 2009 final budget amounted to EUR 19.1 million, of which EUR 18.8 million funded by a Commission subsidy and EUR 300 000 funded by other bodies as assigned revenue. The number of staff employed by the Foundation at the end of the year was 123.

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

The Court’s comments :

· the procedures for drawing up the budget were not sufficiently rigorous and led to a considerable number of budgetary transfers.

The Foundation’s replies :

· tighter monitoring and control of budget transfers have been put in place to limit the number of transfers and prepares measures to further enhance budget planning and forecasting.

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

· assistance provided by the Foundation covers a large range of technical fields including: (i) initial vocational training; (ii) lifelong learning; (iii) continuing (adult) education; (iv) human resources development in companies; (v) employment policies; (vi) training of the unemployed; (vii) poverty alleviation; (viii) social inclusion; (ix) training to encourage local development;

· support measures to the Commission concerning programmes with third countries (IPA, ENPI, DCI);

· other various outputs: capacity building actions; support to the programme cycle; action learning research.

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 Training Foundation (EFT) .

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 Training Foundation (EFT).

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

· description of the Foundation’s tasks : the European Training Foundation, which is located in Turin, was created by Council Regulation (EEC) No 1360/90 . The Foundation's purpose is to support the reform of vocational training in the European Union's partner countries. As such, it assists the Commission in the implementation of various programmes (Phare, Tacis, CARDS and MEDA).

· the Foundation’s budget for the financial year 2009 : the Foundation’s 2009 budget amounted to EUR 19.1 million, compared with EUR 19.2 million the previous year. The number of staff employed by the Foundation at the end of the year was 123, compared with 124 the previous year.

The complete version of EFT’s final accounts may be found at the following address: http://www.etf.europa.eu/Archive

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

Documents

Votes

A7-0109/2011 - Georgios Stavrakakis - Vote unique #

2011/05/10 Outcome: +: 530, -: 83, 0: 27
DE IT FR ES RO EL PL SE BE HU BG PT NL FI SK IE DK AT LT SI EE LV LU MT CY CZ GB
Total
90
55
63
42
30
20
42
17
19
20
14
17
24
12
12
10
13
16
9
6
6
8
5
4
3
19
63
icon: PPE PPE
227

Ireland PPE

3

Denmark PPE

For (1)

1

Slovenia PPE

2

Estonia PPE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg PPE

3

Malta PPE

2

Czechia PPE

2
icon: S&D S&D
165

Netherlands S&D

3

Finland S&D

2

Slovenia S&D

2

Estonia S&D

For (1)

1

Latvia S&D

1

Luxembourg S&D

For (1)

1

Malta S&D

2

Cyprus S&D

1
icon: ALDE ALDE
75

Slovakia ALDE

For (1)

1
3

Lithuania ALDE

1

Slovenia ALDE

2

Latvia ALDE

For (1)

1

Luxembourg ALDE

For (1)

1
icon: Verts/ALE Verts/ALE
45

Spain Verts/ALE

2

Greece Verts/ALE

1
3

Netherlands Verts/ALE

2

Finland Verts/ALE

2

Denmark Verts/ALE

2

Austria Verts/ALE

2

Estonia Verts/ALE

For (1)

1

Latvia Verts/ALE

1

United Kingdom Verts/ALE

4
icon: GUE/NGL GUE/NGL
30

Spain GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Greece GUE/NGL

2

Sweden GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Netherlands GUE/NGL

For (1)

2

Ireland GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Denmark GUE/NGL

1

Latvia GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1

Cyprus GUE/NGL

2

Czechia GUE/NGL

3

United Kingdom GUE/NGL

Abstain (1)

1
icon: PPE-DE PPE-DE
1

Austria PPE-DE

For (1)

1
icon: EFD EFD
27

France EFD

Against (1)

1

Greece EFD

2

Netherlands EFD

Against (1)

1

Finland EFD

Against (1)

1

Slovakia EFD

Against (1)

1

Denmark EFD

2

Lithuania EFD

For (1)

1
icon: NI NI
22

Spain NI

1

Romania NI

1

Belgium NI

Against (1)

1

Hungary NI

2

Bulgaria NI

Against (1)

1
icon: ECR ECR
47

Belgium ECR

Against (1)

1

Hungary ECR

Against (1)

1

Netherlands ECR

Against (1)

1

Lithuania ECR

Against (1)

1

Latvia ECR

Against (1)

1
AmendmentsDossier
1 2010/2175(DEC)
2010/12/14 EMPL 1 amendments...
source: PE-454.665

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=PE450.702
New
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/CONT-PR-450702_EN.html
docs/2/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE452.819&secondRef=02
New
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/EMPL-AD-452819_EN.html
docs/4/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0109_EN.html
New
https://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0109_EN.html
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-7-2011-0109_EN.html title: A7-0109/2011
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-7-2011-0109_EN.html title: A7-0109/2011
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-7-2011-0177_EN.html title: T7-0177/2011
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-7-2011-0177_EN.html title: T7-0177/2011
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=A7-2011-109&language=EN
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0109_EN.html
events/3/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=REPORT&mode=XML&reference=A7-2011-109&language=EN
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/A-7-2011-0109_EN.html
events/6/docs/0/url
Old
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=TA&language=EN&reference=P7-TA-2011-177
New
http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doceo/document/TA-7-2011-0177_EN.html
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 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=A7-2011-109&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A7-0109/2011 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=19895&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-2011-177 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T7-0177/2011 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=32011D0592 title: Decision 2011/592 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2011:250:TOC title: OJ L 250 27.09.2011, p. 0196
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. 0149 title: N7-0026/2011 summary: PURPOSE: presentation by the Court of Auditors of its report on the annual accounts of the European Training Foundation (EFT), together with the Foundation’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 Training Foundation (EFT). In the Court’s opinion, the Foundation’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 Foundation’s 2009 final budget amounted to EUR 19.1 million, of which EUR 18.8 million funded by a Commission subsidy and EUR 300 000 funded by other bodies as assigned revenue. The number of staff employed by the Foundation at the end of the year was 123. The report also included comments on the Foundation’s budgetary and financial management, together with the Agency’s replies. The main comments are as follows: The Court’s comments : · the procedures for drawing up the budget were not sufficiently rigorous and led to a considerable number of budgetary transfers. The Foundation’s replies : · tighter monitoring and control of budget transfers have been put in place to limit the number of transfers and prepares measures to further enhance budget planning and forecasting. Lastly, the Court of Auditor’s report contained a summary of the Foundation’s activities in 2009 in the following areas: · assistance provided by the Foundation covers a large range of technical fields including: (i) initial vocational training; (ii) lifelong learning; (iii) continuing (adult) education; (iv) human resources development in companies; (v) employment policies; (vi) training of the unemployed; (vii) poverty alleviation; (viii) social inclusion; (ix) training to encourage local development; · support measures to the Commission concerning programmes with third countries (IPA, ENPI, DCI); · other various outputs: capacity building actions; support to the programme cycle; action learning research. type: Court of Auditors: opinion, report body: CofA
  • date: 2011-01-31T00:00:00 docs: url: http://www.europarl.europa.eu/sides/getDoc.do?type=COMPARL&mode=XML&language=EN&reference=PE450.702 title: PE450.702 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=PE452.819&secondRef=02 title: PE452.819 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 and the balance sheet of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2009, as well as on the Court of Auditor’s report and the Foundation’s replies to the Court’s observations, the Council recommends that the Parliament grant the Director of the Foundation discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget for the financial year 2009. The Council welcomes the Court's opinion that, on the one hand, the Foundation'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 Foundation'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: transfer of appropriations : the Council notes that a considerable number of transfers of appropriations showed insufficient rigour in the procedures for drawing up the budget and led to an increase of the amount carried over to the next financial year. The Council supports the measures taken by the Foundation to limit the number of transfers and enhance the budget planning and forecast. Moreover, the Council stresses the need for its Governing Board to approve transfers as required by the rules in force; budget presentation : the Council welcomes the Foundation's corrective measures in terms of budget presentation in accordance with the Foundation's Financial Regulation. 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=A7-2011-109&language=EN title: A7-0109/2011 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/registre/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 Training Foundation (EFT) . 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 Training Foundation (EFT). In 2009, the tasks and budget of this agency were as follows: · description of the Foundation’s tasks : the European Training Foundation, which is located in Turin, was created by Council Regulation (EEC) No 1360/90 . The Foundation's purpose is to support the reform of vocational training in the European Union's partner countries. As such, it assists the Commission in the implementation of various programmes (Phare, Tacis, CARDS and MEDA). · the Foundation’s budget for the financial year 2009 : the Foundation’s 2009 budget amounted to EUR 19.1 million, compared with EUR 19.2 million the previous year. The number of staff employed by the Foundation at the end of the year was 123, compared with 124 the previous year. The complete version of EFT’s final accounts may be found at the following address: http://www.etf.europa.eu/Archive
  • 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 Training Foundation for implementation of the Foundation's budget for the financial year 200 9. Noting that the Foundation’s annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, MEPs approve the closure of the Foundation’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 welcome the Foundation's intention to improve the performance of Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems in the Foundation partner countries ("Torino Process") and to develop a common methodology with International Organisations and Bilateral Donors to improve its role. They call again on the Foundation to set out a comparison of the operations that were carried out during the year for which discharge is to be granted and during the previous financial year so as to enable the discharge authority to assess its performance more effectively from one year to the next; cooperation with CEDEFOP: Members note that, each year, the Foundation and CEDEFOP draft a joint work programme and welcome the Foundation’s intention to devote further space to reporting on the implementation of this joint work programme in future Annual Activity Reports; budgetary management : Members urge the Foundation to draw up budgetary procedures more rigorously in order to avoid the considerable number of budgetary transfers. They also call on it to obtain the authorisation of its Governing Board when transfers are required (because this is required by the Foundation's Financial Regulation). They also call on the Foundation to closely follow the provisions of the basic regulation, especially where financial transfers between titles are concerned. They take the view, however, that activity-based budgeting is difficult in a system that separates staff and administrative expenditure from operational expenditure, especially for an agency of which the main activities are providing policy analyses, disseminating and exchanging information and experience and supporting partner-country capacity building; human resources: Members welcome the Foundation's initiative of undertaking a thorough review of its recruitment procedures in response to the findings of the Internal Audit Service (IAS) and to the recommendations made by the Parliament; internal audit : Members welcome the initiative of providing the discharge authority with the IAS Annual Internal Audit Report concerning the Foundation. They call on the Foundation to implement the IAS recommendations rapidly, particularly those regarding the Director’s Declaration of Assurance, the internal control system, on a better description of risk management, the introduction of ex-post controls on financial transactions and on the definition of target values for corporate indicators.
  • 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=A7-2011-109&language=EN title: A7-0109/2011
  • 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=19895&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-2011-177 title: T7-0177/2011 summary: The European Parliament adopted by 530 votes to 83, with 27 abstentions a decision to grant discharge to the Director of the European Training Foundation for implementation of the Foundation's budget for the financial year 2009. Noting that the Foundation’s annual accounts for the financial year 2009 are reliable, and the underlying transactions are legal and regular, Parliament approves the closure of the Foundation’s 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 welcomes the Foundation's intention to improve the performance of Vocational Education and Training (VET) systems in the Foundation partner countries and to develop a common methodology with International Organisations and Bilateral Donors to improve its role; cooperation with CEDEFOP: Parliament notes that, each year, the Foundation and CEDEFOP draft a joint work programme and welcomes the Foundation’s intention to devote further space to reporting on the implementation of this joint work programme in future Annual Activity Reports; budgetary management: Parliament urges the Foundation to draw up budgetary procedures more rigorously in order to avoid the considerable number of budgetary transfers. It also calls on it to obtain the authorisation of its Governing Board when transfers are required (because this is required by the Foundation's Financial Regulation). It also calls on the Foundation to closely follow the provisions of the basic regulation, especially where financial transfers between titles are concerned; human resources: Parliament welcomes the Foundation's initiative of undertaking a thorough review of its recruitment procedures in response to the findings of the Internal Audit Service (IAS) and to the recommendations made by the Parliament.
  • 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 Training Foundation in respect of the implementation of the Agency's budget for the financial year 2009. NON-LEGISLATIVE ACT: Decision 2011/592/EU of the European Parliament on discharge in respect of the implementation of the budget of the European Training Foundation for the financial year 2009. CONTENT: with the present decision, the European Parliament grants discharge to the Director of the European Training Foundation 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 2011/592 url: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011D0592 title: OJ L 250 27.09.2011, p. 0196 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/7/04049
New
  • CONT/7/04049
procedure/final/url
Old
http://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011D0592
New
https://eur-lex.europa.eu/smartapi/cgi/sga_doc?smartapi!celexplus!prod!CELEXnumdoc&lg=EN&numdoc=32011D0592
procedure/subject
Old
  • 8.70.03.07 Previous discharges
New
8.70.03.07
Previous discharges
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=A7-2011-109&language=EN type: Committee report tabled for plenary, single reading title: A7-0109/2011 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=19895&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-2011-177 type: Decision by Parliament, 1st reading/single reading title: T7-0177/2011 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=32011D0592 title: Decision 2011/592 url: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=OJ:L:2011:250:TOC title: OJ L 250 27.09.2011, p. 0196
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/7/04049
reference
2010/2175(DEC)
title
2009 discharge: European Training Foundation ETF
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