This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the first level control in France. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in France.
The file immediately below details the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each country. For France, open sheet FR in the file.
You'll find a summary of the 2021-2027 control system in the xlsx file just after the 'Contacts' section below.
Please see the table below for a summary each country's control system for the 2021-2027 period.
Direction Coopération Euro-Méditerranéenne
Service Coopération Européenne
Hôtel de Région
27 place Jules Guesde
France uses a decentralised control system. A shortlist of eligible external controllers is established at national level:
The approbation body is:
Department of European Cooperation
151 Avenue du President Hoover 59555 Lille Cedex
Officer acting as National Authority
Phone: +33 3 74 27 40 56
Fax: +33 328 82 70 55
E-mail: [email protected]
On the basis of the above-mentioned shortlist, the project partner will have to do a tender based on price criteria in order to select the first level controller.
The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules.
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.
A note for French project partners and their first level controllers on the measures linked to the COVID-19 crisis.