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



Association of Finnish Local and Regional Authorities

Toinen linja 14
00530 Helsinki


Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment

Aleksanterinkatu 4-10



This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in Finland 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 Finland, open sheet FI in the file.

Control system

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


This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Finland 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

Finland uses a decentralised first level control system. Before the first expenditure can be reported, the project partners will be required to propose an independent internal or external controller to the following body:

Address Contact

Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Regional Department
P.O. Box 32, FI-00023 Government, Finland


Ms Tuula Manelius
Phone : +358 10 60 64909
Fax : + 358 10 60 47027

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. Further guidance on the first level control system in Finland and the application form for the appointment of the first level controller can be found on the following internet address (in English, Finnish and Swedish): www.rakennerahastot.fi/web/eay/ensimmaisen-tason-valvonta-flc.

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 at least once during the project lifetime.

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