Scroll down for information about the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and about the first level control or ask directly Interreg Europe representative in Bulgaria.

Check this table with the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each country. Open sheet BG for Bulgaria.

For the summary of the control system for 2021-2027, check the table below the contact details.



Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works

17-19 St. St. Cyril and Methodius

Sofia 1202

Bulgaria (България)

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First level control information

Control system (2021-2027)

Check the table below to see the summary of the control systems of each country for the 2021-2027 period.

First level control information (2014-2020)

This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in your country. Any costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in any project budget.

The system

Bulgaria has chosen to implement a decentralised control system. A shortlist of eligible professionals – external controllers is established at national level.

The shortlist of external controllers will be published soon, the latest by the end of the first reporting period.

Procedure for nomination of a controller

Before the end of each reporting period, the Bulgarian project partner will send a request for nomination of a controller listed in the shortlist of controllers to the following body:

Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works
"Territorial Cooperation Management" Directorate
9 str. Stefan Karadzha
Sofia - 1000, Bulgaria
Fax: +359 2 98 70 737

Contact person:

Ms Desislava Georgieva
[email protected]
+359 2 94 05 487
Director General of “Territorial Cooperation Management”

Based on a request from the project partners, the controller will be selected by the “Territorial Cooperation Management” Directorate within the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works in accordance with respective national rules from the list of external independent controllers.

The "Territorial Cooperation Management” Directorate will inform the nominated controller and the partner of the nomination and will invite them to fill, sign and submit a “Checklist for the Approbation of first level controllers” to the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works.

Following reception of the document and checking that the nominated controller is independent from project activities and finances the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works will authorise the controller to carry out the control of the Interreg Europe project by issuing a first level control approbation certificate.

The project partner will contract the authorised external controller. A template of the service contract between the project partner and the controller is provided by the National Authority.

The costs

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

The contract between the project partner and the FLC determines the exact remuneration payable by the partner to the controller for the control exercised for each specific project (BGN 2400 = EUR 1227.12 per year or BGN 1200 = EUR 613.56 for six months).

On-the-spot checks

The first level controllers will carry out on-the-spot-checks once every reporting period for each project partner.

For further information on the control system in Bulgaria, the national point of contact can also be contacted.

Bulgarian Ministry of Regional Development and Public Works, acting as National Authority on the implementation of the Interreg Europe programme will conclude a contract with each Bulgarian beneficiary/ partner for providing national co-financing from the state budget up to 15 % of the Bulgarian partner budget in the project.

The national co-financing will be contracted after signing of the subsidy contract for the project between the lead partner and the managing authority/ joint secretariat of the Interreg Europe programme and submitting all necessary documents in accordance with national rules.