This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the project control system in Germany. You can also find the list of contacts to the German Länder representatives to ask for country-specific information relevant for Interreg Europe.
See the list below for the contacts in each German Land.
Country news and events
Info event for beneficiaries from Brandenburg and BerlinRepresentatives of Interreg Europe in Brandenburg and Berlin hold an information event about Interreg Europe's cooperation and project funding opportunities in 2021-2027. Information about two other Interreg programmes present in the region will also be available. The event takes place on 30
Info event for beneficiaries from Hessen in GermanyThe Europe office of the Metropolregion Frankfurt Rhein Main holds an information event about a broad range of European project funding opportunities in 2021-2027, including the Interreg Europe programme. The event takes place on 8 November from 09:30 to 16:00 CET in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. For
Blue Green City final conference 11-12 October 2022The final Blue Green City conference on sharing experiences and discussing best practice recommendations to promote Blue and Green Infrastructure (BGI).
Recording from the Baden-Württemberg information eventHave a look at the recording of the information event about Interreg Europe for beneficiaries from Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Regional Stakeholder Meeting, ThuringiaOn 11.1.2022, the regional workshop of Thuringia organised by the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt (Germany) took place on the topic of "MaaS in Thuringia - Recommendations for Action". The preliminary status of the Thuringian MaaS Action Plan was presented and discussed with the stakeholders
Info event for beneficiaries from Baden-WürttembergAn online event about Interreg Europe in 2021-2027 for beneficiaries from Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
There is no list of managing authorities available for Germany. Please see the list of contacts above to see with the representatives of specific German Länder for more information and details about the managing authorities and intermediate bodies of the Structural Funds programmes in Germany.
Please see the table below for a summary of each country's control system for the 2021-2027 period.
Projects with country partners
This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Germany.
Germany uses a decentralised first level control system. The project partners must therefore propose an independent internal or external, public or private controller to the responsible body in their Land.
This body will approve the controller proposed by the project partner after checking that the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an Interreg Europe project.
The project partner and the chosen controller must fill in and sign a partner questionnaire in which they both confirm the specific performance demands of a qualified first level control. This partner questionnaire must be presented for confirmation to the respective approbation body. The responsible approbation body will confirm/not confirm the auditors qualification and independence by signing a letter of acknowledgement.
The partner proposes a controller from the public sector
Qualified controllers in the public sector are all public bodies authorised to carry out independent financial audits and controls, e.g.
- Rechnungsprüfungsämter (offices for auditing and accounting control),
- so-called Unabhängige Stellen (Independent Bodies),
- unabhängige interne Prüfstellen (independent internal departments for audit and controls).
The partner proposes a controller from the private sector
Qualified controllers in the private sector are all members of professions officially approved for dealing with audit and controls.
Regarding Germany and the German part of the programme, tax practitioners are tasked with assessing the compliance of expenditure reported by private beneficiaries.
Tax practitioners include:
- Steuerberater and Steuerberatungsgesellschaften (tax consultants or consultancy firms)
- Steuerbevollmächtigte (tax agents)
- Wirtschaftsprüfer and Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaften (chartered certified accountants or accountancy firms)
- vereidigte Buchprüfer and Buchprüfungsgesellschaften (sworn accountants or accountancy firms)
In this case the general accountant's qualification must be confirmed. Therefore the general accountant's qualification will be confirmed either by the state supervised Chambers of Tax Consultants or by the state supervised Chambers of Public Accountants by a confirmation of membership for the chosen 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 will 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.
Check below the list of approbation bodies.
Check the 'manual' on how to benefit from the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform services prepared by Hessen.
Have a look at the German content on our website. Scroll through our project ideas and good practices or contact our German community members and organisations.
Project ideas from this country
EAGER – Easing AGrophotovoltaics for EuRope
„Hardware for future“ – reuse and refurbishment of IT-equipment
An innovative approach to linking and managing cultural heritage artefacts & their meaning
Coastal resiliency & CO2 capture
Digital Industry Census
Good practices from this country
Flexa: Connection of outlying areas through Demand Responsive Transport
Flexa offers flexible travel options by intelligently bundling travel requests.It offers mobility to people, which are poorly served by public transport.
Start-up BW Pro-Tect –start-up support to bridge liquidity shortages caused by the pandemic
Start-up BW Pro-Tect provided early-stage start-ups with financial support to bridge COVID-19 related liquidity shortages and realize their innovation potential
Capitalization of transnational cooperation for SMEs – "Kapi.Tra.BW"
Better access for SMEs to results from innovative projects in the frame of EU macro-regional strategies is the aim of the funding program "Kapi.Tra.BW"
"9 for 90" ticket - to relieve the burden on citizens and promote public transport
The 9-Euro-Ticket is a special offer for local public transport in Germany. It is a monthly ticket valid throughout Germany that costs 9 euros.
Co-Creation for designing innovative solutions in home and social care (HoCare2.0)
The aim of the project HoCare2.0 is to provide customer-centered home care (health and social care) by using the principles of co-creation approach.
SHAPES - Digital Services for Active and Healthy Ageing
SHAPES intends to build, pilot and deploy a platform with technological, organisational, clinical, educational and societal solutions to facilitate AHA.
Connection of outlying areas through Demand Responsive Transport
Flexa offers flexible travel options through intelligent bundling of travel requests with e-vehicles.
Country organisations in our community
Joint Spatial Planning Department Berlin-Brandenburg
Bavarian Health and Food Safety Authority, Coordination office E-Health
Ministry of Economics, Energy, Transport and Housing
Lower Saxony Ministry for Environment, Energy and Climate Protection
Country members in our community
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