Scroll down for information about the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and about the first level control or ask directly Interreg Europe representative in Austria.
Check this table with the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each country. Open sheet AT for Austria.
For the summary of the control system for 2021-2027, check the table below the contact details.
First level control information
Check the table below to see the summary of the control systems of each country for the 2021-2027 period.
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.
Austria has chosen to implement 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. Further information and the list of nominated first level controllers can be found under the following link: http://www.oerok.gv.at/eu-kooperationen/info-service-oesterreich/finanzkontrollsystem-in-oesterreich.html
The approbation body is:
Federal Ministry for Agriculture, Regions and Tourism (BMLRT)
Directorate General V / 5; Directorate: Coordination Regional Policy and Spatial Planning
Ferdinandstraße 4; 1020 Vienna; Austria
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.
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.