Managing Uncertainty for Structural Reforms

Dec 7 – 8, 2022 Ljubljana, Slovenia No Fee
Nov 10, 2022 CEF Governance and Outreach, Auditing

About this learning event

Structural reforms are an important part of the countries’ Economic Reform Programmes (ERPs). The main goal of this event is to help participants in identifying and analyzing the risks that can affect the successful implementation of these reforms. It will give an overview of institution/sector-specific qualitative and quantitative risk assessment methods for the design of reforms, and integration of controls that can facilitate the implementation.

What you will learn

Following the successful completion of this workshop, participants will be able to:

  • recognize and discuss the challenges of prioritizing and implementing structural reforms
  • identify and assess the risks to the effective implementation of structural reforms
  • relate and interpret the most recent risk assessment techniques when designing and implementing structural reforms
  • Illustrate how controls can be embedded to facilitate the successful implementation of structural reforms

Who should attend

The learning event has been designed for officials of finance ministries, line ministries, state agencies dealing with risk issues and policy impact assessment; internal auditors of line ministries.

Participants are expected to take an active part in the workshop activities. The success of the workshop is directly dependent on the participants’ active engagement in the discussions and group work.

It will be beneficial if participants have a strong command of the English language given the interactive nature of the event as there are no planned interpreting services.


  • Saša Jazbec, CEF Expert and State Secretary at the Ministry of Finance of Slovenia
  • Marsed Harizi, CEF Expert, Independent consultant, and former Senior Economist at the Ministry of Finance and Economy, Albania
  • Mitja Čok, Full Professor, Faculty of Economics, University of Ljubljana
  • Danijela Stepić, Chief State Treasurer, Ministry of Finance of Croatia

Practical information

The workshop will last two days and will be held at the CEF headquarters in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

No fee will be charged to public officials. Flights, transfers, accommodation in Slovenia, and meals during the event will be funded for up to two officials per country from countries under the EU 2014-2020 Instrument for Pre-Accession (IPA). Applications of additional self-funded candidates from the South East Europe region (and beyond) will be considered as far as space permits.

Detailed information on the conditions of entry into the Republic of Slovenia related to the COVID-19 pandemic is available on the website:


This event is delivered as part of the EU-funded multi-beneficiary project “Structural Reforms Better Integrated Within Fiscal Frameworks” (FISR2) implemented by the CEF.

Funded by the European Union