Spain (España)

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  • Ministerio de Hacienda y Función Pública
  • Paseo de la Castellana, 162 - Planta 21
    28071 Madrid
  • Spain (España)
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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

Spain has opted for a decentralised 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: 

Ministerio de Hacienda y Función Pública
Dirección Gral. De Fondos Europeos
Paseo de la Castellana, nº 162, 28071 Madrid, Spain

Contact person:

Ms. Mª Carmen Hernández Martín
Senior Adviser, General Directorate for European Funds
+34 91 915830068
[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.

Once the approved controller has checked and confirmed the reported expenditure, the first level control certificate has to be validated by the body mentioned above (Ministerio de Hacienda). Only first level control certificates validated by the Ministry - in iOLF - can be accepted.

The costs

Only in case of an external controller, the costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs (external expertise) in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules. 

Internal controllers’ expenses (“Interventores”) are not eligible.

On-the-spot checks

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