First level controls representatives

According to art. 23.4 of Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013, where the Managing Authority does not carry out verifications that the co-financed products and services have been delivered and that expenditure declared by the beneficiaries has been paid and that it complies with applicable law throughout the whole programme area, each ADRION Partner State shall designate the body or person responsible for carrying out such verifications in relation to beneficiaries on its territory (the ‘controller(s)’).

The national control system set in place by the ADRION Partner State can be:

Centralized system: the Partner State appoints one body/institution in charge of performing the necessary verifications on expenditure of the PPs located on its territory. The Partner State can also decide whether the service is free of charge or not.

Decentralized system: the LP/PP located in that Partner State has to identify its controller in accordance with the rules and procedures defined at national level. The identified controller can be external (i.e.: a single independent controller selected on the market) or internal (i.e.: in case of bodies only: this option is applicable upon condition that the controller is independent from the department in charge of the project implementation). In both cases the selected controller is subject to the approval of the approbation body appointed at national level for this purpose. Verifications must be paid (expenditure is eligible for reimbursement by the programme).

In the following table an overview on the different systems in force in the ADRION Partner States is provided. Detailed and updated information is present both in the Interreg ADRION web site and on the web site of the National Contact Points and/or appointed controllers.

Partner State System type Cost of control Additional information
Albania Centralised Free of charge
Bosnia and Herzegovina Centralised Free of charge
Croatia Centralised Charged to beneficiaries As far as the first call is concerned, cost per certification is EUR 520; cost for on the spot check is EUR 300.
Greece Centralised Free of charge
Italy Decentralized Charged to beneficiaries Controllers shall be selected by the Italian LP/PPs; their identification must respect the procurement rules.

If the LP/PP is a public body, the controller can be appointed internally on condition that it is independent from the department in charge of the project implementation (financial and activities).

Appointed controllers, regardless whether internal or external, must be validated by the national ad hoc Committee (Commissione Mista).

Montenegro Centralised Free of charge
Slovenia Centralised Free of charge

Contact details of Partner States controllers can be found below.

Country: FLC Institution: Institution website: Contact person: E-mail:
ALBANIA Ministry of Finance Rejsi Kotollaku

Eva Shehu

BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA Ministry of Finance and Treasury Vera Letica

Hanifa Ramović

CROATIA Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia Andrijana Jurin Vidović
GREECE Ministry of Economy & Development Christos Tsikmanlis
MONTENEGRO Directorate for Finance and Contracting of the EU Assistance Funds (CFCU) within Ministry of Finance of Montenegro Mr Bojan Paunović
General Director

SERBIA Ministry of Finance Slađana Janković
SLOVENIA Government office for development and European cohesion policy Špela Dragar
ITALY Information not available yet