from the Report of the
meeting of Eurimages' Board of Direction
October 2000, Plovdiv)
The Board agreed the 1999 accounts as presented
in the document [DGIV/EUR (2000) 32] and examined
the report of the Board of Auditors:
Concerning audits and reimbursements, the Board of Management
decided to continue by auditing 10% of all projects that have been, or
should have been, completed
during the previous year.
will be retrospective audits on projects that will be selected from a
list drawn up in November 1999, including projects supported between
1985 and 1998. These
audits will be carried out on all co-producers involved as well as on
the recoupment, which corresponds with the concerns raised by the
Board of Auditors in paragraphs 5.8 to 10 of their report.
For the two projects where the audits have been
completed, the Board took note of the decision of the Secretary
General to request the reimbursement of the Eurimages support
corresponding to the difference between the percentage of the budget
announced for the film and the same percentage of the justified costs.
As far as the contributions system is concerned, the Committee
of Ministers adopted, on 19 July 2000, a modification to Article 4.2
of Resolution (88)15 which states that : “The
contributions of the Fund's Member States and associate members
shall be determined each year by their representatives on the Board of
Management, duly authorised to that effect by their respective
governments, according to a scale approved by the Board of Management.
The obligatory contributions calculated according to this scale
may be supplemented by annual voluntary contributions”.
Board of Management have agreed to apply, as of 2001, the scale
resulting from Resolution (94) 31 of the Committee of Ministers with
adjustments to take into account some particularities of this Partial
Agreement. In order to
avoid too signficant increases to the current contributions,
transitory measures have been agreed for the first three years.
The Board has also decided, as of next year, to
incorporate the general financial arrangements of the Council of
Europe within its Financial Regulations with regard to late payment of
contributions. This, and
the fixed scale of contributions, should have a positive effect on the
efficient payment of contributions in future.