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.

Luís Machado
Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional de Lisboa e Vale de Tejo
Commission for Regional Development and Coordination of Lisbon and Tagus Valey
Rua Alexandre Herculano, nº 37
1250-009 Lisboa

Phone: +351 213 837 170
Fax: +351 213 831 292
E-mail: luis.machado@ccdr-lvt.pt
Website: www.ccdr-lvt.pt 

National Authority

Raquel Rocha
Agência para o Desenvolvimento  e Coesão I.P.
Cohesion and Development Agency
Av. 5 de Outubro 153
1050-053 Lisboa

Phone: +351 218 801 150
Fax: +351 218 881 111
E-mail: raquel.rocha@adcoesao.pt
Website: www.adcoesao.pt 

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.

19 May 2015Coimbra

'Tournée' from North to South

on ETC programmes


20 May 2015
25 May 2015
28 May 2015
29 May 2015Faro
25 June 2015LisboaAgendaRegistration

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

Portugal has opted for a decentralised first level control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will have to propose an independent external controller to the following body: 

Cohesion and Development Agency
Territorial Cooperation Unit
Av. 5 de Outubro 153, 1050-053 Lisboa - Portugal

Contact person:

Raquel Rocha
Phone: 00351 218 814 043
Fax: 00351 218 881 111
E-mail: Raquel.rocha@adcoesao.pt

This body will authorise the controller proposed by the project 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 Europe project.

The costs

The costs resulting from the control 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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