[ Programme ]
Call for tenders - proofreading and copy-editing
GEIE-GECOTTI is looking for companies to provide proofreading and copy-editing services to cover the needs of the European programmes INTERREG IVA, INTERREG IVB NWE Two seas and INTERREG IVC. Languages concerned are: French, English, German and Dutch.

[ Other ]
INTERACT Point Valencia vacancy
INTERACT Point Valencia is currently recruiting a project development and knowledge management officer. The deadline for applications is 15 April. Further details on the profile and application procedure are available on the INTERACT website.



National Contact Points

North France

Stéphane Gerbaud
Région Nord-Pas de Calais - antenne de Bruxelles
rue de l'Industrie, 11
B1000 Bruxelles

Phone : +32 (0) 2 234.30.81 / +32 (0) 2 234 30 80
Fax : +32 (0) 2 230 16 49
E-mail :

South France

Patricia Di Biase
Conseil Régional PACA
Mission Europe
27 place Jules Guesde
Marseille 13481

Phone : +33 491 575 606
Fax : + 33 491575505
E-mail :

First Level Control Requirements

France has chosen a decentralised control system. The beneficiaries will have to propose an
independent controller (internal or external) to the following body :

Région Nord-Pas de Calais
Direction Europe
Service Programmes INTERREG
Hôtel de Région – 151 Avenue du Président Hoover - 59555 LILLE CEDEX

Phone : +33 (0)3 28 82 70 59 or +33 (0)3 28 82 70 78
Fax : + 33 (0)3 28 82 70 55
E-mail :

This body will authorise the controller proposed by the project partner (All project partners other than the Lead Partner) after having checked that the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an INTERREG IVC project.

Should an external controller be selected, the project partner will have to abide by the public procurement rules. In that case, the MS body will propose a terms of reference (a document providing main guidelines related to a specific call for proposals) model to the project partners to facilitate the tender procedure.

The controller has to be officially authorised before the first expenditure can be reported and confirmed.

Both in the case of a public and private controller, a contract will have to be made between the beneficiary and his controller detailing the cost base for controls. This contract will be based on the template terms of reference provided by the MS Body.

The costs resulting from the control (staff costs in case of an internal controller, external expertise costs in case of an external controller) can be reported as eligible costs (costs that are in line with the programme requirements and can be approved for co-financing from the ERDF) in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules.

Further details can also be found here: