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

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.


Agder County Council

788 Stoa
4809 Arendal

First level control information (2014-2020)

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

The system

Norway uses a decentralised control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners must select an independent internal or external controller, provided that they are registered on the shortlist or have applied 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 must 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 approve 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.