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National Contact Point


Bruno Calvetta
Regione Calabria
Via Lucrezia della Valle
Catanzaro 88100
Italy

Phone : +39 0961 858462
Fax : + 39 0961 858459
E-mail : b.calvetta@gmail.com

Giorgio Centurelli
Regione Calabria
Via Lucrezia della Valle
Catanzaro 88100
Italy

Phone : +39 3394154865
Fax : + 39 0961 858459
E-mail : giorgio.centurelli@gmail.com

First Level Control requirements

Italy has chosen a decentralised control system. The beneficiaries will have to submit their requests for the approbation of an internal or external controller to :

Regione Calabria
Dipartimento 3 Programmazione Nazionale e Comunitaria
Dirigente del Servizio 6 - Controlli dei Programmi e dei Progetti
Fortunato Varone
Via Molè
Catanzaro 88100
Italy

Phone : +39 0961 853118/9
Fax : +39 0961 853188
Email : f.varone@regcal.it ; flcinterregIVC@regione.calabria.it

Two options are foreseen for selecting the first level controllers :

1. Italian partners having the legal status of public authority/control activities can entrust internal control offices, provided that the separation of functions with the offices responsible for implementing the operations is ensured.
2. Bodies governed by public law or public authorities that have not opted for the first option, can appoint independent bodies having specific requirements in terms of professionalism, honourability and independence, registered for at least three years, in the Register of Economist and Accounting Experts or in the Auditors Register as provided for in the Legislative Decree of 27 January 1991, No88.

The partners will then propose their first level control to the contact person indicated above. The approval will be done by an ad-hoc Committee. This Committee hosted by the Ministry of Economic Development will ensure the approbation of the first level controller (an institution/ individual responsible for verification of financial documentation of beneficiaries in a given country) on the basis of the duly filled-in checklist “Criteria for Approbation of first level controllers” provided by the programme. This Committee will officially authorise the controller proposed by the project partner (All project partners other than the Lead 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 IVC project.

Should an external controller be selected, the project partner will have to abide by the public procurement rules.

The controller has to be officially authorised before the first expenditure can be reported and confirmed.

The costs resulting from the control carried out by an external controller can be reported as eligible costs (costs that are in line with the programme requirements and can be approved for co-financing from the ERDF) in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules. In case an internal controller is appointed to carry out the control, the related costs cannot be reported as eligible expenditure.

Further country specific information :

Italy has provided additional information on the co-financing of Italian partners and a clarification of the term “Body governed by public law” within the Italian legal framework (see 2009-02-04 Annex.pdf).

Shared costs :

Please refer to document Italian position paper which states that only one method to report shared costs (certain budget costs which are covered by more than one project partner; they should be limited) is accepted.

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