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



Austrian Conference on Spatial Planning

Office at the Federal Chancellery 
Fleischmarkt 1
Wien 1010

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This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in Austria for the 2021-2027 programming period. The costs associated with this control are indicated so they can be planned for in your project's budget. 

List of managing authorities

In the file below you can find details about the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each Partner State of Interreg Europe. For Austria, open sheet AT in the file.

Control system

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


This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Austria for the 2014-2020 programming period. 

The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets. 

The system

Austria uses a decentralised control system.

The “15a-Agreement” (the Agreement between federal and regional level pursuant to Art. 15a of the Federal Constitutional Act on the Management and Control System in Austria for the Structural Funds period 2014-2020) constitutes the legal basis for the organisation of the control system in Austria.

In Art. 7(2), the allocation of project partners to first level controllers is regulated according to the beneficiaries’ legal status, their legal and/or management control body or  according to national public co-financing.

A list of nominated first level controllers is established at national level. From this list the project partners will be able to see which first level controller they can refer to.

Visit the Austrian's website to get the list of nominated first level controllers or download a copy below.

The approbation body

Address Contact

Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT)
Directorate General V 5
Directorate: Coordination Regional Policy and Spatial Planning 
Ferdinandstrasse 4
1020 Vienna



Anneliese Heiling 
+43 1 71100 616 112

Irena Hnatkova
+43 1 71100 616 115

The costs

The control costs have to be borne by the lead beneficiary/ project partner and can be reported as eligible cost within the project under budget line 4 “External expertise and service costs” providing that these costs were budgeted and approved in the subsidy contract by the Managing Authority.

The control costs include a one-time basic flat-rate plus a fixed percentage calculated based on the reported costs by the project partner per reporting period plus 20% VAT. The basic flat-rate can be maximum € 2.000 plus possible index adjustments; the percentage a maximum of 7% plus 20% VAT.

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.

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