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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.

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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

Gerry FINN
BMW Regional Assembly
The square Ballaghaderreen
Co. Roscommon

Phone: + 353 949862970 
Fax: + 353 949862973

Stephen BLAIR
Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly   
Southern & Eastern Assembly House
31, O'Connell Street
IRL - Waterford

Phone: + 353 51860700


First Level Control Requirements

Ireland has chosen a centralised control system. Expenditure of project partners from Ireland will thus have to be checked and confirmed by one of the following body :

Control Body 1 (Southern & Eastern Region)
Southern & Eastern Regional Assembly
Assembly House,
Michael Buckley, Vincent Dunphy
O’Connell Street

Phone: +353-51-860700
Fax: +353-51-879887

Control Body 2 (Border Midland & Western Region)
Border Midland & Western Regional Assembly
Joe Flynn
The Square
Co. Roscommon

Phone: +353-94-9862970
Fax: +353-94-9862973

Project Partners will be controlled by the Regional Assembly from the region in which they are located.

Project partners will be invoiced by the Regional Assemblies for the actual costs of carrying out the First Level Control. The cost will be calculated based on a per diem rate based on the salaries of the two officers, together with appropriate travel and subsistence rates applying to the Regional Assemblies in Ireland. The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible project costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules. Each applicant is advised to allow for €500 per payment claim and an additional €750 for one control visit during the lifetime of the project. [For example if a project has twice yearly payment claims over a three year cycle, the applicant would be advised to provide for control costs of €3750 (€500 x 2 claims x 3 years +€750)].

On-the-spot checks

On-the-spot checks

In order to comply with the obligation to carry out on-the-spot checks according to Regulation (EC) No. 1828/2006 Article 13 (2) amended by Regulation (EC) No. 846/2009, the Irish control bodies, being controllers in several projects, will check each project partner (All project partners other than the Lead Partner) at least once. Control Body 1 (Southern & Eastern Region), will carry out on-the-spot checks, usually in the last reporting period, but these may also take place sooner if resources allow. Control Body 2 (Border Midland & Western Region), will carry out on-the-spot checks during any of the reporting periods.