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



Agder County Council

Postboks 788 Stoa

Arendal 4809


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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

Norway has opted for a decentralised control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will have to select an independent internal or external controller, provided that he is registered on the shortlist or apply to be registered. The minimum requirement for being registered is the title of Registered Public Accountant or State Authorised Public Accountant as regulated by the Financial Supervisory Authority of Norway.

This internal or external controller will have to be proposed to the following body:

Ministry of local government and modernisation
Department of regional development
Akersgata 59, PO. Box 8112 Dep, N-0032 Oslo, Norway

Contact person:

Ms. Lin-Eli Skjolden
Senior executive officer
Phone: +47 22 24 70 01 / +47 916 21 586
Email: [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.

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 on a sample basis.