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 the Netherlands.

Check this table with the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each country. Open sheet NL for the Netherlands.

For the summary of the control system for 2021-2027, check the table below the contact details.



Netherlands Enterprise Agency

Croeselaan 15

Utrecht 3521 BJ


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First level control information

Control system (2021-2027)

Check the table below to see the summary of the control systems of each country for the 2021-2027 period.

First level control information (2014-2020)

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

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

Netherlands Enterprise Agency
EU Processes
Visiting address: Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, 2595 AL The Hague, The Netherlands.
Postal address: P.O. Box 93144, 2509 AC The Hague, The Netherlands
General mailbox: [email protected]

Ms Nancy Karjantiko
Phone: (+31) (0) 70 378 59 02 
E-mail: [email protected]

Mr Hanjo Blom
Phone:(+31) (0) 88 042 45 19
E-mail: [email protected]

Mr Dennis Sijp
Phone: (+31) (0) 88 042 55 28
Mail: [email protected]

Mr Ger Kouwen
E-mail: [email protected]

This body will authorise the controller proposed by the project partner after having checked that

  • the internal management and control system is considered to be reliable.
  • the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an Interreg Europe project.

Additional information for local and regional authorities: Dutch local and regional authorities are able to reclaim VAT from a Compensation Fund. This has existed since the start of the programming period and even before. VAT does not constitute eligible expenditure unless it is genuinely and definitively borne by the partner. VAT which is recoverable by whatever means cannot be considered as eligible even if it is not actually recovered by the partner.

The costs

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

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.

National guidance