National Contact Points

North France
(Bretagne, Pays-de-la-Loire, Basse/ Haute-Normandie, Nord-Pas-de-Calais/ Picardie, Ile-de-France, Centre, Bourgogne/ Franche-Comté, Alsace/ Lorraine/ Champagne-Ardenne)

Région Nord-Pas de Calais
Direction Europe - Programmes INTERREG
151 avenue du Président Hoover

Phone : +33 (0) 3 28 82 70 83
Fax : +32 (0) 3 28 82 70 55
E-mail :

South France
(Aquitaine/ Limousin/ Poitou-Charentes, Languedoc-Roussillon/ Midi-Pyrénées, Auvergne/ Rhônes-Alpes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Corse, Guadeloupe, Martinique, Réunion, Guyane, Mayotte and Saint Martin)

Patricia Di Biase
Conseil Régional PACA
Mission Europe
27 place Jules Guesde
Marseille 13481

Phone : +33 491 575 606
Fax : + 33 491575505
E-mail :

First Level Control Requirements

France has chosen a decentralised control system. The beneficiaries will have to propose an independent controller (internal or external) to the following body :

Région Nord-Pas de Calais
Direction Europe
Service Programmes INTERREG
Hôtel de Région – 151 Avenue du Président Hoover - 59555 LILLE CEDEX

Phone : +33 (0)3 28 82 70 59 or +33 (0)3 28 82 70 78
Fax : + 33 (0)3 28 82 70 55
E-mail :

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.

Should an external controller be selected, the project partner will have to abide by the public procurement rules. In that case, the MS body will propose a terms of reference model to the project partners to facilitate the tender procedure.

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

Both in the case of a public and private controller, a contract will have to be made between the beneficiary and his controller detailing the cost base for controls. This contract will be based on the template terms of reference provided by the MS Body.

The costs resulting from the control (staff costs in case of an internal controller, external expertise costs in case of an external controller) can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules.

Further details can also be found here:

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


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