National contact points
Mr Natalino Barbizzi
Marche Regional Government – Department of Economic Development
Area of European Territorial Cooperation and International Cooperation
Palazzo Leopardi, via Tiziano, 44 – 125 Ancona, Italy
National relevant documents
First Level Control Representatives
System type: Decentralised
Cost of control: Charged to beneficiaries
Additional information: Controllers shall be selected by the Italian LP/PPs; their identification must respect the procurement rules. If the LP/PP is a public body, the controller can be appointed internally on condition that it is independent from the department in charge of the project implementation (financial and activities). Appointed controllers, regardless whether internal or external, must be validated by the national ad hoc Committee (Commissione Mista).
According to art. 23.4 of Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013, where the Managing Authority does not carry out verifications that the co-financed products and services have been delivered and that expenditure declared by the beneficiaries has been paid and that it complies with applicable law throughout the whole programme area, each ADRION Partner State shall designate the body or person responsible for carrying out such verifications in relation to beneficiaries on its territory (the ‘controller(s)’).
The national control system set in place by the ADRION Partner State can be:
Centralized system: the Partner State appoints one body/institution in charge of performing the necessary verifications on expenditure of the PPs located on its territory. The Partner State can also decide whether the service is free of charge or not.
Decentralized system: the LP/PP located in that Partner State has to identify its controller in accordance with the rules and procedures defined at national level. The identified controller can be external (i.e.: a single independent controller selected on the market) or internal (i.e.: in case of bodies only: this option is applicable upon condition that the controller is independent from the department in charge of the project implementation). In both cases the selected controller is subject to the approval of the approbation body appointed at national level for this purpose. Verifications must be paid (expenditure is eligible for reimbursement by the programme).
67 projects were approved under the 1st Call for Proposals of the IPA ADRION Programme.