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This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the first level control in the Netherlands. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in the Netherlands.

The file immediately below details the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each country. For the Netherlands, open sheet NL in the file.


You'll find a summary of the 2021-2027 control system in the xlsx file just after the 'Contacts' section below.

Control system (2021-2027)

Please see the table below for a summary each country's control system for the 2021-2027 period.


Netherlands Enterprise Agency

P.O.Box 8242

First level control information (2014-2020)

This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in the Netherlands. The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.

The system

The Netherlands uses a decentralised control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will be required 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 approve the controller proposed by the project partner after checking that:

  • the internal management and control system is 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 can reclaim VAT from a Compensation Fund. This has existed since before 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 the case of an internal controller, external expertise costs in the 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 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 under the condition that the method is well justified and documented.

National guidance