Finland (Suomi)

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 Finland (Suomi).


  • Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment of Finland
  • Enterprises and Regional Development Department
    P.O.Box 32
    FI-00023 Government
  • Finland (Suomi)
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  • Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities
  • Toinen linja 14,
    Helsinki 00530
  • Finland (Suomi)
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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

Finland has opted for a decentralised first level control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will have to propose an independent internal or external controller to the following body:

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Regional Department
P.O. Box 32, FI-00023 Government, Finland

Contact person:

Ms Tuula Manelius
Phone : +358 10 60 64909
Fax : + 358 10 60 47027
E-mail : [email protected]

This body will authorise the controller proposed by the project partner after having checked that the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an INTERREG Europe project. Further guidance on the first level control system in Finland and the application form for the appoitment of the first level controller can be found on the following internet address (in English, Finnish and Swedish):

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

The first level controllers will carry out on-the-spot-checks at least once during the project lifetime.