Belgium

Introduction

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 Belgium.

Check this table with the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each country. Open sheet BE for Belgium.

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

Contacts

Organisation

Wallonie-Bruxelles International

Place Sainctelette 2

Bruxelles 1080

Belgium

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Organisation

Brussels Regional Public Service

Place Saint-Lazare 2

1035 Brussels

Belgium

 

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Organisation

Flemish Government - Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen

Flanders Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Afdeling Europese programma’s

Koning Albert II-laan 35 bus 12

Brussels 1030

Belgium

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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) - Brussels

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

The Brussels-Capital Region Bruxelles Capitale has opted for a centralised first level control system. Expenditure of project partners from this region will thus have to be checked and confirmed by an external company contracted by the following body:

Brussels Regional Public Service
ERDF managing and control unit
Place Saint-Lazare 2, 1035 Brussels, Belgium
Contact: [email protected]

The costs

The costs resulting from the control will be borne by the project partners and can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules.

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 usually 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.

First level control information (2014-2020) - Flanders

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

The Flemish region has chosen to implement a decentralised control system. The approbation body is:

Agentschap Innoveren en Ondernemen /Flanders Innovation and Enterprise
Entiteit Europa Economie / Division Europe Economy (EFRO)
Dienst D3 programma-/projectbeheer/Unit 3 programme-and project management
Koning Albert II Iaan 35 bus 12 1030 Brussels

Contact person:
Mr David Grzegorzewski
Director Team Programme/Project Management Interreg
Phone: +32 2 553 39 96
Fax: +32 2 502 47 02
E-mail: [email protected]

A shortlist of eligible professionals – external controllers has been established at national level:

Deloitte Bedrijfsrevisoren
Berkenlaan 8b
1831 Diegem

Callens, Pirenne, Theunissen & Co
Jan Van Rijswijcklaan 10
2018 Antwerpen

Rsm InterAudit
Lozenberg 22 b2
1932 Zaventem

Ernst & Young Bedrijfsrevisoren bcvba
De Kleetlaan 2
1831 Diegem

Vandelanotte Bedrijfsrevisoren
President Kennypark 1a
8500 Kortrijk

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

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.

National guidance

Visit the regional website for more information and download the national guidance in English and Dutch.

First level control information (2014-2020) - Wallonie

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

The Wallonie region has opted for a centralised first level control system. Expenditure of project partners from this region will thus have to be checked and confirmed by an external company contracted by the following body:

WBI – Wallonie-Bruxelles International
Audits & Control Unit
2 Place Sainctelette – 1080 Brussels

Contact person:

Carmelo Scifo
Head of unit
[email protected]
Phone: +32 2 421 86 23
Fax: + 32 2 421 84 81

Aicha Boukhatem
Deputy head of unit
[email protected]
Phone: +32 2 421 83 43

The costs

The costs resulting from the control can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU-regulations and programme rules. These costs are estimated at 2.5% of the amount certified. 

On-the-spot checks

The first level control body will organise on-the-spot-checks on a sample basis using a risk-based approach.

National guidance