This page contains information on the bodies responsible for Structural Funds programmes and on the project control system in Germany. You can also find the list of contacts to the German Länder representatives to ask for country-specific information relevant for Interreg Europe.
See the list below for the contacts in each German Land.
Country news and events
Info event for German beneficiaries in Weser-EmsAn information event about Interreg Europe and two other Interreg programmes for beneficiaries from Weser-Ems in Germany.
Regional mobility in Bavaria and info about Interreg callsAn event about regional mobility in Euregio Bavaria and about Interreg Europe's and other Interreg's calls for project proposals.
Info event for German beneficiaries in SaarlandAn online event about Interreg Europe's second call for beneficiaries from Saarland in Germany.
Info event for beneficiaries from Brandenburg and BerlinRepresentatives of Interreg Europe in Brandenburg and Berlin hold an information event about Interreg Europe's cooperation and project funding opportunities in 2021-2027. Information about two other Interreg programmes present in the region will also be available. The event takes place on 30
Info event for beneficiaries from Hessen in GermanyThe Europe office of the Metropolregion Frankfurt Rhein Main holds an information event about a broad range of European project funding opportunities in 2021-2027, including the Interreg Europe programme. The event takes place on 8 November from 09:30 to 16:00 CET in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. For
Blue Green City final conference 11-12 October 2022The final Blue Green City conference on sharing experiences and discussing best practice recommendations to promote Blue and Green Infrastructure (BGI).
Study Visits Tour in HamburgStudy Visits Tour in Hamburg
Energy transformation with Interreg programmesA webinar about new ideas and Interreg funding opportunities for renewable energy and energy efficiency projects with partners from Bavaria or the Czech Republic.
Recording from the Baden-Württemberg information eventHave a look at the recording of the information event about Interreg Europe for beneficiaries from Baden-Württemberg in Germany.
Solar energy from your own roofOn 17. March, there is the third event in the online series "Make your house fit" from 5.30-7.00pm on “Solar energy from your own roof - electricity, heat or bo
Industry 4.0 and the EU in Upper FranconiaDigital Transformation you can touch in Upper Franconia: what is happening in Hof - and what does the EU have to do with it?
Info event for beneficiaries from Saxony AnhaltAn online event about Interreg Europe in 2021-2027 for beneficiaries from Saxony Anhalt in Germany.
4th Stakeholder meeting Saxony-Anhalt (Germany)The 4th Stakeholder Meeting, was dedicated to the site visit of the Bitterfeld megasite and its vicinity.
Regional Stakeholder Meeting, ThuringiaOn 11.1.2022, the regional workshop of Thuringia organised by the University of Applied Sciences Erfurt (Germany) took place on the topic of "MaaS in Thuringia - Recommendations for Action". The preliminary status of the Thuringian MaaS Action Plan was presented and discussed with the stakeholders
Info event for project applicants from BavariaAn online event about Interreg Europe and its first call for proposals for beneficiaries from Bavaria.
Projects with country partners
This section provides information on the system set up for control in Germany for 2021-2027.
Please see with the representatives of specific German Länder for more information and details about the managing authorities and intermediate bodies of the Structural Funds programmes in Germany. The contact list is available at the top of this page.
Germany uses a decentralised control system.
The approbation body will approve an independent, qualified controller based on a proposal made by the project partner.
The costs resulting from the control are borne by the project partners and can be reported as eligible costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and programme rules. These costs should therefore be planned in the project budget.
For projects with a pilot action including infrastructure and/or equipment costs, a compulsory on-the-spot check has to be carried out. The check should be carried out once the relevant costs incurred. A proper timing has to be ensured by the designated controller.
In addition and for all other projects also, on-the-spot-checks can be carried out if the designated controller deems that is has an added value.
On-the-spot-checks may be performed remotely in justified cases.
Check below the list of approbation bodies.
This section provides information on the system set up for first level control in Germany.
Germany uses a decentralised first level control system. The project partners must therefore propose an independent internal or external, public or private controller to the responsible body in their Land.
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.
The project partner and the chosen controller must fill in and sign a partner questionnaire in which they both confirm the specific performance demands of a qualified first level control. This partner questionnaire must be presented for confirmation to the respective approbation body. The responsible approbation body will confirm/not confirm the auditors qualification and independence by signing a letter of acknowledgement.
The partner proposes a controller from the public sector
Qualified controllers in the public sector are all public bodies authorised to carry out independent financial audits and controls, e.g.
- Rechnungsprüfungsämter (offices for auditing and accounting control),
- so-called Unabhängige Stellen (Independent Bodies),
- unabhängige interne Prüfstellen (independent internal departments for audit and controls).
The partner proposes a controller from the private sector
Qualified controllers in the private sector are all members of professions officially approved for dealing with audit and controls.
Regarding Germany and the German part of the programme, tax practitioners are tasked with assessing the compliance of expenditure reported by private beneficiaries.
Tax practitioners include:
- Steuerberater and Steuerberatungsgesellschaften (tax consultants or consultancy firms)
- Steuerbevollmächtigte (tax agents)
- Wirtschaftsprüfer and Wirtschaftsprüfungsgesellschaften (chartered certified accountants or accountancy firms)
- vereidigte Buchprüfer and Buchprüfungsgesellschaften (sworn accountants or accountancy firms)
In this case the general accountant's qualification must be confirmed. Therefore the general accountant's qualification will be confirmed either by the state supervised Chambers of Tax Consultants or by the state supervised Chambers of Public Accountants by a confirmation of membership for the chosen controller.
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 will be carried out 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.
Check below the list of approbation bodies.
Check the 'manual' on how to benefit from the Interreg Europe Policy Learning Platform services prepared by Hessen.
Have a look at the German content on our website. Scroll through our project ideas and good practices or contact our German community members and organisations.
Project ideas from this country
Added Value of Holistic Social Services for Survivors of Domestic Violence
TRAFO KULTUR DIGITAL
circular economy action plans for rural areas
Court of law
EAGER – Easing AGrophotovoltaics for EuRope
„Hardware for future“ – reuse and refurbishment of IT-equipment
An innovative approach to linking and managing cultural heritage artefacts & their meaning
Regions of Arrival
Coastal resiliency & CO2 capture
Digital Industry Census
Good practices from this country
Flexa: Connection of outlying areas through Demand Responsive Transport
Flexa offers flexible travel options by intelligently bundling travel requests.It offers mobility to people, which are poorly served by public transport.
Crisis Consulting Corona
Crisis Consulting Corona provided SMEs and self-employed in Baden-Württemberg with crisis consulting to help them address the challenges linked to the pandemic
Start-up BW Pro-Tect –start-up support to bridge liquidity shortages caused by the pandemic
Start-up BW Pro-Tect provided early-stage start-ups with financial support to bridge COVID-19 related liquidity shortages and realize their innovation potential
Co-Creation for designing innovative solutions in home and social care (HoCare2.0)
The aim of the project HoCare2.0 is to provide customer-centered home care (health and social care) by using the principles of co-creation approach.
SHAPES - Digital Services for Active and Healthy Ageing
SHAPES intends to build, pilot and deploy a platform with technological, organisational, clinical, educational and societal solutions to facilitate AHA.
Renewable local district heating: Musikerviertel Ettlingen
The aim was to establish a CO2-neutral heat supply for public and residential buildings via a new district heating system.
Energy Community “BürgerEnergiegenossenschaft Karlsruhe Ettlingen e G” (“BEG”)
From 2012 to the end of 2020, the BEG energy community had around 320 members and financed the construction of 33 PV plants with a capacity of over 1,100 MWh.
“Virtual commercial real estate pool”
Involving citizens through hybrid participation formats
“Luxus der Leere” in the Altmark region
Food Startup Incubator Weihenstephan FSIWS
World food heritage Bavaria
Rheinland Pitch - Social Impact Special
Innovation and Reserach Center Tuttlingen (IFC) of the University of Furtwangen (HFU)
Active Mobility Check for Municipalities in Hessen
Country organisations in our community
Deutsche Funkturm DFMG GmbH
Saxon State Ministry for Regional Development
District of Upper Palatinate
RKW Saxony services and consultancy
Rewilding Oder Delta e.V.
University of Applied Sciences (FHD)
WSP E&IS GmbH
Rothkopf - office for regional development
Country members in our community
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The approbation body
Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Innovation, Digitales und Energie des SaarlandesVerifications and Certification Directorate
E/3 - European Territorial Cooperation
66119 Saarbrücken, Germany
+ 49(0)681 501-1539