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.

Machtelijn Brummel
Netherlands Enterprise  Agency
Visiting adress: Croeselaan 15, 3521 BJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mail adress: P.O. Box 8242, 3503 RE Utrecht, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 88 602 7898  or +31 615 873 753 (mobile)

Lidwien Slothouwer – van Schipstal
Netherlands Enterprise Agency
Visiting adress: Croeselaan 15, 3521 BJ Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mail adress: P.O. Box 8242, 3503 RE Utrecht, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0) 88 602 7028

Dirk Plees
Province of Limburg
Visiting address: Limburglaan 10, 6229 GA Maastricht, The Netherlands
Mail address: P.O. Box 5700, 6202 MA Maastricht, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 43 389 76 64

Haye Folkertsma
City of Utrecht
Visiting address: Stadsplateau 1, 3521 AZ Utrecht, The Netherlands
Mail address: P.O. Box 16200, 3500 CE Utrecht, The Netherlands

Phone: +31 30 286 1492

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.

No national event planned at the moment.

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

The Netherlands has opted for a decentralised control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will have to propose an independent controller (internal or external), to the following body:

Netherlands Enterprise Agency
EU Processes

Visiting address: Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, 2595 AL The Hague, The Netherlands.
Mail address: P.O. Box 93144, 2509 AC  The Hague, The Netherlands

This body will authorise the controller proposed by the project partner after having checked that:
- the internal management and control system is considered to be reliable.
- the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an INTERREG EUROPE project.

Additional information for local and regional authorities: Dutch local and regional authorities are able to reclaim VAT from a Compensation Fund. This has existed since the start of the programming period and even before. VAT does not constitute eligible expenditure unless it is genuinely and definitively borne by the partner. VAT which is recoverable by whatever means cannot be considered as eligible even if it is not actually recovered by the partner.

The costs

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 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.

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