[ Programme ]
Call for tenders - proofreading and copy-editing
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.

[ Other ]
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 Point

Luís Machado

Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional de Lisboa e Vale de Tejo
Address: Rua Artilharia Um, 33
1269-145 LISBOA

Phone: +351 213837170 
Fax: +351 213831292 


Raquel Rocha

UCGO – Unidade de Coordenação da Gestão Operacional
Núcleo de Cooperação Territorial e Iniciativas Comunitárias
Instituto Financeiro para o Desenvolvimento Regional, IP
Rua S. Julião, 63
Lisboa 1149-030

Phone: + 351 218 801 134
Fax: + 351 218 801 145


First Level Control Requirements

Portugal has chosen a decentralised control system. The beneficiaries from Portugal will have to propose an independent external controller from the list of statutory auditing firms / entities (ROC/SROC) recognised by the Portuguese Institute of Statutory Auditors (OROC: to the following body :

Financial Institute for Regional Development (FIRD)
Operational Management Unit - Territorial Cooperation and Community Initiatives Centre
Rue da Alfândega n°170, 3° - 1100-016 Lisboa
Phone: + 351 21 880 70 60
Fax: + 351 21 880 70 79

Contact person : Raquel Rocha, Coordinator

In compliance with the public procurement rules, the beneficiary will propose the controller to the above-mentioned body for approbation. This body will 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 the INTERREG IVC project. The controller has to be officially authorised before the first expenditure can be reported and confirmed. The controller will perform his/her task under the supervision of the FIRD that will validate the expenditure and sign the partner control confirmation before submission to the Lead Partner.
FIRD provides a standard contract, which has to be used by the partner and the authorized first level controller (an institution/ individual responsible for verification of financial documentation of beneficiaries in a given country) .

The costs resulting from the control through an external auditor can be reported as eligible external expertise costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules.