This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the first level control in Portugal. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in Portugal.
Comissão de Coordenação e Desenvolvimento Regional de Lisboa e Vale de Tejo
Rua Alexandre Herculano
37 Lisboa 1250-009
Country news and events
Info event for Portuguese beneficiariesInterreg Europe point of contact in Portugal organises an online information event about the second call for project proposals and other cooperation opportunities in Interreg Europe. The event takes place online on 28 February 2023 from 14:00 to 17:00 (Lisbon time). For more information, see the
Save the Date: RegionArts Final EventRegionArts final event will take place at Casa da Música, Porto on 09 November 2022, from 10 am until around 5 pm. Register Now!
Stakeholder meeting in Centro Region - AguedaThe city of Agueda will host the second - Regional Stakeholders Meeting with the topic "Sustainable Mobility - the Future of the Territories"
Info event for beneficiaries from PortugalInterreg Europe point of contact in Portugal holds an online information event about Interreg Europe in 2021-2027. It will present the funding opportunities offered and the first call for project proposals. The event takes place online on 4 May from 14:30 to 17:00 GMT+1 (Lisbon time). For more
TLJ#7 - Action PlansCIMBAL hosted the 7th and final LCA4regions TLJ dedicated to the project partners' Action Plans.
Flexible Transport on Demand in the Coimbra RegionThe Intermunicipal Community of Coimbra Region, partner of the PriMaaS project, is organizing a regional meeting dedicated to the theme: "Flexible Transport on Demand in the Coimbra Region". The event will take place on January 18, 2022, at 11:30 am in the municipality of Mira (Mira Center Incubator
Regional Stakeholders MeetingPublic presentation: Flexible Transport on Demand in the Coimbra Region
Agenda & Registration for the IE Experience EventThe PriMaaS Project Portuguese Partners are pleased to share the registration link for you to join us online for the Interregional Exchange of Experience Event
Interregional Exchange of Experience EventThe Portuguese partners of the PriMaaS Project will organize a Main Interregional Exchange of Experience Event in Centro Region, from 26th to 28th January 2022.
Main exchange of experience event in Centro RegionIn January the first of four interregional experience sharing events to discuss the impact of COVID on the CISMOB regions will take place in Portugal
Workshop on the impact of Covid-19EIS extension project (call 5), first workshop on the impact of Covid-19 on disruption to SME international supply chains
EU wide Policy learning eventOn May 31st 2021, ICETA organized EU Wide Policy Event on Zoom, within project INVALIS – “Protecting European Biodiversity from Invasive Alien Species”
5th EMOBICITY Thematic Workshop5th EMOBICITY Thematic Workshop
6th CAPonLITTER Interregional Learning EventThe sixth Interregional Learning Event of the CAPONLITTER project is coming!
4th EMOBICITY Thematic WorkshopOn Friday 28 May 2021 the Azorean Government - Regional Directorate for Energy (Portugal) will organize a thematic workshop for e-mobility, in the framework of the EMOBICITY Interreg Europe project. This EMOBICITY workshop will focus on the “Promotion of e-mobility in low-integration fields”, giving
This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in Portugal for the 2021-2027 programming period.
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Portugal uses a decentralised control system.
The partners shall contract an independent and qualified controller based on a shortlist made available and maintained by the OROC (Ordem dos Revisores Oficiais de Contas) and approved by the approbation body.
The approbation body is finalizing a national approbation checklist and certificate applicable to all Interreg programmes for Portuguese beneficiaries. A template will be provided soon in this section.
The approbation body
Agência para o Desenvolvimento e Coesão I.P. (Cohesion and Development Agency)
Regional Policy Unit - European Territorial Cooperation
Av. 5 de Outubro, 153
1050-053 Lisboa - Portugal
+ 351 965093214
The costs resulting from the control are borne by the project partners and can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules. These costs should therefore be planned in the project budget.
The verification of the legality and regularity of expenditure submitted by national beneficiaries of operations, will concern all payment requests and will involve on-the-spot verification for products and services co-financed.
For more information, Portuguese partners are invited to contact the approbation body.
This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Portugal for the 2014-2020 programming period. The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.
Portugal uses a decentralised first level control system.
Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will be required to propose an independent external controller to the approbation body.
This body will approve the controller proposed by the project partner after checking that the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an Interreg Europe project. The Cohesion and Development Agency will also validate each partner control report before submission to the JS.
The approbation body
Cohesion and Development Agency
The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs 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.
However, the controllers are recommended by the Agency to perform, whenever possible, an on-the-spot check for each report.
In view of the current COVID-19 situation and following the Government's recommendations for containing the pandemic, which goes beyond the mitigation of social contacts, the mandatory verifications of each expenditure payment claim, which is reinforced by a contractual obligation to be carried it out by all external First Level Controllers on the premises of the beneficiaries, may be compromised.
As it is currently impossible for FLCs to perform their tasks on the beneficiaries’ premises to carry out the on-the-spot checks in accordance with the Management and Control System Description, we propose the following procedural changes:
- Until further notice, all administrative verification related expenditures documents, financial and accounting verification may be carried out by using the Operational Programmes’ platforms. Alternatively, in the case of any lack of functionality or incompatibility, by exchanging scanned documents made available by the beneficiaries to their FLCs. The administrative verification must be carried out in accordance with the National Authority procedures manual, chapter 2.5.2 – Payment Claim Verification;
- As regards to the on-the-spot verification, in view to confirming the physical implementation of the investments, the on-the-spot should take place before the project closure. Regardless the above mentioned, the FLCs shall be able to request any needed evidence of the project implementation during their administrative verification, (e.g. photographs of equipment and its location or other audiovisual record that can be kept). FLCs are also reminded of the need of proof in compliance with point 2.2.2 b) of Regulation 1303/2013 of 17 December in Annex II, on project information and communication (poster A3 that must be posted on the beneficiary's premises).
Since the checks may be carried out without the obligation to be on the premises of the beneficiary, it is important to ensure, on both the FLCs and the beneficiaries’ sides, an adequate audit trail.
We also stress that these guidelines may be adjusted whenever necessary to include further contributions from the Audit Authority. These guidelines entered into force on 18 March 2020 and will remain in force until the normal functioning of the institutions is resumed by an official Portuguese Government announcement.
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Have a look at the Portuguese content on our website. Scroll through our project ideas and good practices, or contact our Portuguese community members and organisations.
Project ideas from this country
Safeguarding the identity values of "ours landscapes"
From waste bottles to nanomaterials for detection/adsorption of environmental contaminants
COMMUNITIES FOR ACTIVE AGEING
Economic valuation of areas affected by forest fires | Sustainable Forest
Development of local ecological footprint trading system, as an adaptation of the EU ETS
RURAL DIGITAL YOUTH
The Stone Story: Sustainable and Cultural Tourism with VR and AR
Solving the consequences of climate change and erosion on european coast cliffs
Good practices from this country
Guimarães Marca Fashion Festival
Fashion Film Festival, the Parade & Showcase of Guimarães Marca companies, the Young Creators and the Guimarães Marca Fashion Festival Talks
The use of Social Network Analysis for S3 Monitoring
A methodology based on social network analysis to map out and analyse the linkages between S3 priorities & fund beneficiaries at a multi-level scale
The Cigarette butts Eaters
It is a equipment of ashtrays, and cigarette butts collecting, decorated by urban art artists. It will contain messages, regarding the cigarette butts problem.
Plastic In Sight
Plastic In Sight is an environmental awareness project focusing on plastic as marine litter, using a mobile recycling laboratory – PAVan.
Braga, UNESCO Creative City for Media Arts
"SOS Oceans" Project & Beach Cleaning / Marine Litter Monitoring Action
Employee + Sustainable (Colaborador + Sustentável)
Voluntary commitment through which TP employees make a professional and personal commitment to the gradual growth of sustainability, particularly in tourism.
Emerging pollutants in the waters of Galicia-Northern Portugal: new tools for risk management
Real-time Hygrothermal condition monitoring on municipal infrastructures retrofit works
E-learning course on construction and demolition waste: prevention and recovery.
Wines of Alentejo Sustainability programme - WASP
Azorean incentive system for the acquisition of electric vehicles and charging stations
Portugal's First Public Community of Renewable Energies
App Pick up & Ride
Country organisations in our community
Torres Vedras Municipality
Pedro Nunes Institute
University of Lisbon
S2AQUA - Collaborative Laboratory, Association for a Sustainable and Smart Aquaculture
TAGUSVALLEY - Science and Technology Park
DTx - Digital Transformation CoLab
BUILT CoLAB - Collaborative Laboratory for the Built Environment of the Future
Dolmen - Local e Regional Development
Regional Directorate for Economy and Land Transport
Country members in our community
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