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Belgium

This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the project control system in Belgium. You may also speak directly with the three Interreg Europe representatives in Belgium according to their region:

  • Brussels
  • Flanders
  • Wallonia
List of managing authorities

In the file below you can find details about the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each Partner State of Interreg Europe. For Belgium, open sheet BE in the file.

Brussels

See below the contact person and details about the project control systems in Brussels region in 2021-2027 and 2014-2020.

Organisation

SPRB Brussels International

Place Saint-Lazare 2
1035 Brussels
Belgium

Contact
Control system (2021-2027)

Please see the table below for a summary of each country's control systems for the 2021-2027 period.

First level control information (2014-2020) - Brussels region

This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in the Brussels region. The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.

The system

The Brussels-Capital Region Bruxelles Capitale uses a centralised first level control system. Expenditure of project partners from this region must be checked and confirmed by an external company contracted by the following body:

Brussels Regional Public Service
ERDF managing and control unit
Place Saint-Lazare 2, 1035 Brussels, Belgium
Contact: [email protected]

The costs

The costs resulting from the control are borne by the project partners and can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules.

On-the-spot checks

In compliance with article 23 (4) of the Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 and article 125 (5) and (6) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013, on-the-spot verifications will usually be carried out for each project partner at least once during the project lifetime. For first level controllers controlling more than one project partner, sampling may be possible on the conditions that the method is well justified and documented.

Flanders

See below the contact person and details about the project control systems in Flanders region in 2021-2027 and 2014-2020.

Contacts

Organisation

Flemish Government - Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Afdeling Europese programma's
Koning Albert II-laan 35 bus 12
Brussels 1030
Belgium 

Contact
Control system (2021-2027)

Please see the table below for a summary of each country's control systems for the 2021-2027 period.

First level control information (2014-2020) - Flanders region

This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in the Flanders region. The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.

The system

The Flemish region uses a decentralised control system. The approbation body is:

Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen /Flanders Innovation and Enterprise
Entiteit Europa Economie / Division Europe Economy (EFRO)
Dienst D3 programma-/projectbeheer/Unit 3 programme-and project management
Koning Albert II Iaan 35 bus 12 1030 Brussels

Contact person:
Mr David Grzegorzewski
Director Team Programme/Project Management Interreg
Phone: +32 2 553 39 96
Fax: +32 2 502 47 02
E-mail: [email protected]

A shortlist of eligible external controllers has been established at national level:

Deloitte Bedrijfsrevisoren
Berkenlaan 8b
1831 Diegem

Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & Co
Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 10
2018 Antwerpen

Rsm InterAudit
Lozenberg 22 b2
1932 Zaventem

Ernst & Young Bedrijfsrevisoren bcvba
De Kleetlaan 2
1831 Diegem

Vandelanotte Bedrijfsrevisoren
President Kennypark 1a
8500 Kortrijk

The costs

The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules.

On-the-spot checks

In compliance with the article 23 (4) of Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013 and article 125 (5) and (6) of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 17 December 2013, on-the-spot verifications are done for each project partner at least once during the project lifetime. For first level controllers controlling more than one project partner, sampling may be possible on the conditions that the method is well justified and documented.

National guidance

Visit the regional website for more information and download the national guidance in English and Dutch.

Wallonia

See below the contact person and details about the project control systems in Wallonia region in 2021-2027 and 2014-2020.

Contacts

Organisation

Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Place Sainctelette 2
Bruxelles 1080
Belgium

Control system (2021-2027)

Please see the table below for a summary of each country's control systems for the 2021-2027 period.

First level control information (2014-2020) - Wallonia

This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Wallonia. The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.

The system

The Wallonia region uses a centralised first level control system. Expenditure of project partners from this region must therefore be checked and confirmed by an external company contracted by the following body:

WBI – Wallonie-Bruxelles International
Audits & Control Unit
2 Place Sainctelette – 1080 Brussels

Contact person:

Carmelo Scifo
Head of unit
[email protected]
Phone: +32 2 421 86 23
Fax: + 32 2 421 84 81

Aicha Boukhatem
Deputy head of unit
[email protected]
Phone: +32 2 421 83 43

The costs

The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules. These costs are estimated at 2.5% of the amount certified. 

On-the-spot checks

The first level control body will organise on-the-spot-checks on a sample basis using a risk-based approach.

National guidance

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