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.

Caroline Debattista
Territorial Cooperation Unit
Funds and Programmes Division
Office of the Prime Minister
Triq il-Kukkanja
Santa Venera
SVR 1411

Phone: +356 22001865
Fax: +356 22001141

Bodies responsible for Structural Funds policies

You can hereby find the list of the departments and/ or ministries responsible for Structural Funds policies. If such departments/ministries are not partners in your project, your organisation must request the relevant department/ministry to 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.

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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

Malta has opted for a decentralised first level control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will have to select an independent internal or external controller, provided that he is listed as Maltese registered auditor (see lists of Registered Auditors and Registered Audit Firms The controller can be internal as long as he/she is independent from the unit in charge of project finances and activities. An external controller shall be selected in accordance with established procedures pertaining to general procurement principles.   

This internal or external controller will have to be proposed to the following body:

Funds and Programmes Division
Territorial Cooperation Unit
Triq il-Kukkanja, Santa Venera, SVR 1411, Malta

Contact person:

Raphael Scerri
Director General
Phone: 00356 2200 1142
Fax: 00356 2200 1141

This body will authorise the controller proposed by the project partner after having checked that the controller is on the authorised list of Maltese Registered Auditors, is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an INTERREG Europe project. 

The costs

The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs from the project funds in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules. 

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.

Furthermore the first level controllers within the Funds and Programmes Division will carry out on-the-spot-checks on a sample basis using a risk-based approach in order to ensure the proper functioning of the system and ascertain that all guidelines are being followed and respected.   


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