Malta

National Contact Points

Caroline Debattista
Territorial Cooperation Unit
Funds and Programmes Division
Office of the Prime Minister
Triq il-Kukkanja
Santa Venera
SVR 1411
Malta

Phone: +356 22001865
Fax: +356 22001141
E-mail: caroline.debattista@gov.mt

First Level Control Requirements

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

Territorial Cooperation Unit
Funds and Programmes Division
Ministry for European Affairs and Implementation of the Electoral Manifesto
Triq il-Kukkanja
Santa Venera
SVR 1411
Malta

Phone: 00356 2200 1164/ 00356 2200 1137 / 00356 2200 1866
Fax: 00356 2200 1141
Email: astrid.fenech@gov.mt; romina.bongailas@gov.mt ; ian.a.borg@gov.mt; justine.cuschieri@gov.mt; raisa.galea@gov.mt; nicole-marie.scerri@gov.mt

However, before a claim is submitted to the Territorial Cooperation Unit for verification, it has to include a control certificate, which is a document which says that a controller has gone through the claim and has checked it according to the requirements of the respective project (i.e. given that it is a European project according to EU law and given that it is being implemented in Malta according to national legislation). Usually, this is carried out by an external auditor, however internal controllers may carry out the controls themselves provided that they are not involved in the implementation of the project and that they are certified accountants or auditors.

The costs for the internal or external controller can be reported as eligible project costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules (staff costs in case of an internal controller, external expertise costs in case of an external controller). The Territorial Cooperation Unit will perform the first level control free of charge to Maltese project partners.

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