Austria (Österreich)

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  • Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning - Office at the Federal Chancellery
  • Fleischmarkt 1
  • Wien 1010
  • Austria (Österreich)
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Country-specific information

First level control information

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

Austria has chosen to implement a decentralised control system. The “15a-Agreement” (the Agreement between federal and regional level pursuant to Art. 15a of the Federal Constitutional Act on the Management and Control System in Austria for the Structural Funds period 2014-2020) constitutes the legal basis for the organisation of the control system in Austria. In Art. 7(2), the allocation of project partners to first level controllers is regulated according to the beneficiaries’ legal status, their legal and/or management control body or  according to national public co-financing.

A list of nominated first level controllers is established at national level. From this list the project partners will be able to see which first level controller they can refer to. Further information and the list of nominated first level controllers can be found under the following link:

The approbation body is:

Federal Ministry for Sustainability and Tourism Austria

Directorate General VII / 5; Directorate: Coordination Regional Policy ans Spatial Planning

FerdinandstraBe 4; 1020 Vienna; Austria



Luise Fasching / Jutta Moll-Marwan

First level control coordinating body

Phone: +43 1 71100 612915 / +43 1 71100 612244

E-mail: [email protected] / [email protected]


Control costs

The control costs have to be borne by the Lead Beneficiary/Project partner and can be reported as eligible cost within the project under Budget line 4 “External expertise and service costs” providing that these costs were budgeted and approved in the subsidy contract by the Managing Authority.

The control costs include a one-time basic flat-rate plus a fixed percentage calculated based on the reported costs by the project partner per reporting period plus 20% VAT. The basic flat-rate can be maximum € 2.000 plus possible index adjustments; the percentage a maximum of 7% plus 20% VAT.

On-the-spot checks

In compliance with the 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 the 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 under the condition that the method is well justified and documented.