This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the project control system in France. You may also speak directly with the Interreg Europe representatives in France.
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Country news and events
Information event for French beneficiariesOur points of contact in France hold an online information event about Interreg Europe's cooperation and project funding opportunities in 2021-2027. The event takes place online on 2 February 2023 from 10:00 to 15:30 CET with a lunchbreak between 12:00 and 13:30. The morning session will provide a
New procurementApply to the Negotiated Procedure: Implementation and development of the Platform for the exchange of experience on regional development policies (“Policy Learning Platform”) of the Interreg Europe Programme by Friday 3 February 2023 at 12:00 (noon) CEST.
Info webinar for beneficiaries from the south of FranceThe Interreg Europe point of contact in France holds an information webinar about the second call for project proposals for regions in the south of France. The online event takes place on 17 November from 14:00 to 16:30 CET. For more information about the event, see the agenda. You can register at
Info event for beneficiaries from Occitanie region in FranceThe Occitanie Region holds an information event about the EU funding opportunities in 2021-2027. A stand will present information about the Interreg programmes, including the Interreg Europe programme. The event takes place on 10 November from 09:00 to 17:00 CET in Le Cap d’Agde, France. For more
Natural and cultural heritage in coastal regionsOn 27 October 2022, the Policy Learning Platform is pleased to invite you to a workshop on natural and cultural heritage in coastal regions in Cagnes-sur-mer, France! What it will be about Coastal and marine regions are under numerous environmental and anthropogenic pressures, which have significant
Stronger together: recovering through crisesESPON hosts a two-day seminar on 'Stronger together: recovering through crises - New challenges to territorial cohesion in Europe?' in Lille on 1-2 June 2022. The seminar agenda includes a series of speeches, debates and workshops on topics such as: New challenges to territorial cohesion Social
Info event for beneficiaries from Pays de la LoireInterreg Europe point of contact in France invites beneficiaries from Pays de la Loire region to an information event about the new Interreg programmes in 2021-2027. The event will present the funding opportunities offered by Interreg Europe and other Interreg programmes in the region. The event
Info event for beneficiaries from Centre-Val de LoireAn online event about Interreg Europe and other Interreg programmes for beneficiaries from France.
This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in France 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.
In the file below you can find details about the managing authorities and intermediate bodies in each Partner State of Interreg Europe. For France, open sheet FR in the file.
Please see the table below for a summary each country's control system for the 2021-2027 period.
This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in France for the 2014-2020 programming period.
The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in project budgets.
Projects with country partners
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France uses a decentralised control system. A shortlist of eligible external controllers is established at national level:
On the basis of the above-mentioned shortlist, the project partner will have to do a tender based on price criteria in order to select the first level controller.
The approbation body is:
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 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 on the conditions that the method is well justified and documented.
A note for French project partners and their first level controllers on the measures linked to the COVID-19 crisis.
Have a look at the French content on our website. Scroll through our project ideas and good practices, or contact our French community members and organisations.
Project ideas from this country
Personal development & Workforce skills training platform.
Microclimate induced by networks of tall perennial grasses windbreaks
Research-farmer co-conception of zero input and no-till pasture cropping systems
Social learning and awareness raising about coastal change
Spatial recomposition and coastal risks
Smart sustainable industrial zones in rural areas
Provide social and professional integration for caregivers and their disabled children
European Future Literacy Lab
Sustainable territorial planning & development for ground water resource protection
CRAC - Cultural Routes of the Atlantic Cities
RENEWAT Renovate European Water Mills
Renovate European Water mills - RENEWAT
Good practices from this country
Departmental investment support grant - Energy renovation
In 2021, as part of the France Relance program, the French Government decided to open a new envelope of 950M€ for energy renovation projects of local authorities public buildings. Normandy obtained an...
Evaluate the economic, social and environmental value of a wood construction for a territorry
The tool "A.R.T" evaluate the economic, social and environnemental values generated by publics constructions using wood from their territory.
Association to promote the reuse of building materials and components
The association promotes the reuse of building materials through the collection of construction materials, and the resale of collected materials, at fair price.
Nouvelle Aquitaine regional roadmap for energy and ecological transition.
Neoterra is a regional roadmap adopted by New Aquitaine for energy and ecological transition, with 11 ambitions to support concrete actions.
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