This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the first level control in Malta. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in Malta.
The file immediately below details the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each country. For Malta, open sheet MT 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.
Ministry for the Economy, European Funds and Lands
Funds and Programmes Division
Parliementary Secretariat for European Funds
The Oaks Business Centre
Block B, Triq Farsons
Ħamrun, HMR 1321
This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Malta. The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.
Malta uses a decentralised first level control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners must select an independent internal or external controller, provided that they are listed as Maltese registered auditor. The controller can be internal as long as they are independent from the unit in charge of project finances and activities. An external controller must be selected in accordance with established procedures pertaining to general procurement principles.
This internal or external controller must be proposed to the following body:
Funds and Programmes Division within the parliamentary Secretariat for European Funds
Ministry for Foreign and European Affairs
Triq il-Kukkanja, Santa Venera, SVR 1411, Malta
Phone: 00356 2200 1142
Fax: 00356 2200 1141
E-mail: [email protected]
This body will authorise the controller proposed by the project partner after having checked that the controller is on the authorised list of Maltese Registered Auditors, is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an Interreg Europe project.
The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs from the project funds 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.
Furthermore, the first level controllers within the Funds and Programmes Division will carry out on-the-spot-checks on a sample basis using a risk-based approach to ensure the proper functioning of the system and ascertain that all guidelines are being followed and respected.