Finland

National Contact Point

Petri Haapalainen
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Regional Department
P.O.Box 32
FI-00023 Government
Finland

Phone: +358 2950 64922
Fax: +358 9 1606 2160
E-mail: petri.haapalainen@tem.fi

MĂ€kinen Annukka 
Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
Toinen linja 14,
00530 Helsinki
Finland

Phone: +358 (9) 771 2530
Fax: +358 (9) 771 2535
E-mail: annukka.makinen@kuntaliitto.fi

Harry Ekestam
Ministry of Employment and the Economy
Regional Department
P.O.Box 32
FI-00023 Government
Finland

Phone: +358 2950 64921
Fax: +358 9 1606 2160
E-mail: harry.ekestam@tem.fi 

First Level Control Requirements

Finland has opted for a decentralised control system. The beneficiaries will have to propose an independent external controller to the following body :

Ministry of Employment and the Economy
P.O. Box 32
00023 Government
Finland
www.tem.fi/eay/valvonta

Ms Tuula Manelius
Phone : +358 10 60 64909
Fax : + 358 10 60 47027
E-mail : tuula.manelius@tem.fi

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 IVC project.

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

A contract will have to be made between the beneficiary and the controller detailing the cost base for controls. The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules.

Instructions on certification of first level controllers can be found from the following internet address : www.tem.fi/eay/valvonta.

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, Finnish FLCs will check each project partner on-the-spot at least once.

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