In this section you will find information about Interreg Europe in your country - who to contact for programme information, which organisations are responsible for Structural Funds, if there are any information seminars happening, what system of first level control is set up in your country and any other information specific to your location.

National point of contact

If you need basic information about the programme, if you have any questions on how the programme rules are interpreted in your country, if you want to check whether your organisation is eligible for funding, or if you want to know if there are any information events organised, then get in touch with your point of contact.

Martina Bach
Österreichische Raumordnungskonferenz (ÖROK)
Geschäftsstelle beim Bundeskanzleramt -
Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning
at the Federal Chancellery
Ballhausplatz 1
(Hofburg – Eingang Michaelerkuppel)
A-1014 Wien

Telephone: +43 1 53 53 444 22
Fax: +43 (1) 53 53 444 54

Bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes

You can find here the lists of the managing authorities and/or intermediate bodies of Investment for Growth and Jobs programmes and European Territorial Cooperation programmes. If policies under these programmes are addressed by a project, we would expect the relevant organisation to be partner. If they are not partners, the relevant organisation must sign the letter of support submitted with the project application.

National events

Details of any events organised in your country are published here. The national point of contact is responsible for the organisation and registration for national events.

National information day on Interreg Europe is an event for potential applicants. It is an opportunity to gain a deeper insight into the features of the new interregional cooperation programme. The event also offers inspiring examples of INTERREG IVC projects and their achievements.

23 April 2015LinzAgendaRegistration closed

First level control information

This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in your country. Any costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in any project budget.

The system

Austria has chosen to implement a decentralised control system. A list of nominated first level controllers will be established at national level. From this list the project partners will be able to see which first level controller they can refer to. The approbation body is: 

Federal Chancellery Austria
Department IV/4 – Spatial Planning and Regional Policy
Ballhausplatz 2; 1010 Vienna; Austria

Contact person:

Luise Fasching
First level control coordinating body
Phone: +43 1 53115 202915
Fax: +43 1 53115 202180

The costs

The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules. These costs can be estimated to c.a. 7 % of the Austrian project partners' respective budget.

On-the-spot checks

In compliance with the article 23 (4) of the Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 and article 125 (5) and (6) of the Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013, on-the-spot verifications are usually done for each project partner at least once during the project lifetime. For first level controllers controlling more than one project partner, sampling may be possible under the condition that the method is well justified and documented.


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