is the new IT system for the effective and efficient management of the entire
EU external relations portfolio of projects and programmes. It is a large scale
business transformation that encompasses DG DEVO, DG NEAR and FPI. OPSYS is
gradually introduced between 2018 and 2021 and will ultimately cover the entire
project cycle, from programming via contracts to evaluation and audit.
Public procurement can be used as a strategic economic development tool. Indeed, procurement is not only a business process but also a policy tool for local enterprise development and job creation. The training consists of concise packages (90 minutes each) to understand the basics of public procurement in general (particularly procurement systems as policy tool) and responses to emergencies (like the COVID-19) in particular.