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Find information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and project control systems in Austria or get in touch with the Austrian Interreg Europe representatives.

This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the project control system in Austria. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in Austria.

Contacts

Organisation

Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning

Office at the Federal Chancellery 
Fleischmarkt 1
Wien 1010
Austria

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Control system

This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in Austria for the 2021-2027 programming period. The costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in your project's budget. 

The control system

Austria uses a decentralised control system.

For the Interreg program, the Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions, and Water Management (BML) contracts a third party, namely the Federal Accounting Agency (Buchhaltungsagentur des Bundes (BHAG)), as control body.

This Agency shall control all Austrian beneficiaries except the ones within the jurisdiction of Burgenland and Salzburg as following:

  • all beneficiaries assignable to the thematic sphere of action of the Province of Burgenland or Salzburg or acting on behalf of the province of Burgenland or Salzburg;
  • all beneficiaries whose project receives funding from provincial funds of Burgenland or Salzburg; in cases the beneficiary receives national funding from more than one federal or provincial institutions, the assignment follows the biggest share of funding.
  • all beneficiaries who are by majority funded by the province of Burgenland or Salzburg or whose bodies are by majority-delegated by one of the two federal provinces.
  • all beneficiaries within the jurisdiction or acting on behalf of cities or municipalities located in Burgenland or Salzburg or all beneficiaries whose project receives funding from cities or municipalities located in Burgenland or Salzburg.

The approbation body

Address Contact
Address

Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Regions and Water Management
Directorate-General III - Forestry and Sustainability
Directorate III/6 - Coordination and Spatial Planning
Ferdinandstrasse 4
1020 Vienna, Austria

Contact

Irena Hnatkova
+43 1 71100 616 115

Vivian Thurner
+43 1 71100 616 119

The costs

The control costs have to be borne by each Austrian project partner and can be reported as eligible costs within the project under budget line "External expertise and service costs".

 

Control body BHAG: The control costs will amount to 5% of the total reported REAL costs plus a singular fee of 300 €

Control body Salzburg: The control costs will amount to 3% of the total reported REAL costs plus a singular fee of 1000 €

Control body Burgenland: The control costs will amount to 5% of the budgeted and approved total costs. The amount will be split into 3 partial invoices: the first amounts to 40% of the control costs and is due after the first or second reporting period; the second and third invoice amount to 30% each and are due in the middle/end of the project, respectively. In case less than 85% of the approved total costs are reported, the third partial invoice will be reduced to 15%.

Control body Wirtschaftsagentur Burgenland: The control costs will amout to 5% of the budgeted and approved total costs plus VAT. The amount will be split into 3 partial invoices: the first amounts to 40% of the control costs and is due after the first or second reporting period; the second and third invoice amount to 30% each and are due in the middle/end of the project, respectively. In case less than 85% of the approved total costs are reported, the third partial invoice will be reduced to 15%.

Invoices for control costs shall be verified by another department than the one issuing the invoice.

On-the-spot checks

On-the-spot verification of all beneficiaries will take place at least once during the project implementation period.

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