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Netherlands

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

Contacts

Organisation

Netherlands Enterprise Agency

P.O.Box 8242
3503 RE UTRECHT
Netherlands

Contact

2021-2027

This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in the Netherlands for the 2021-2027 programming period.

The costs associated with this control are indicated so that 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 the Netherlands, open sheet NL in the file.

Control system

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

2014-2020

This section provides information about the control system and national guidance set up in the Netherlands for the 2021-2027 programming period.

The costs associated with this control are indicated so that they can be planned for in your project's budget.

The system

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

Address Contact
Address

Netherlands Enterprise Agency
EU Processes
Visiting address:
Prinses Beatrixlaan 2, 2595 AL The Hague, The Netherlands

Postal address:
P.O. Box 93144, 2509 AC The Hague, The Netherlands

General mailbox

Contact

Ms Nancy Karjantiko
Phone: (+31) (0) 70 378 59 02

Mr Hanjo Blom
Phone:(+31) (0) 88 042 45 19

Mr Dennis Sijp
Phone: (+31) (0) 88 042 55 28

Mr Ger Kouwen

This body will approve the controller proposed by the project partner after checking that:

  • the internal management and control system is reliable.
  • the controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of an Interreg Europe project.

Additional information for local and regional authorities: Dutch local and regional authorities can reclaim VAT from a Compensation Fund. This has existed since before the start of the programming period and even before. VAT does not constitute eligible expenditure unless it is genuinely and definitively borne by the partner. VAT which is recoverable by whatever means cannot be considered as eligible even if it is not actually recovered by the partner.

The costs

The costs resulting from the control (staff costs in the case of an internal controller, external expertise costs in the case of an external controller) 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 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 under the condition that the method is well justified and documented.

National guidance

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