National contact points

Mr. Srdjan Ćetković

European Integration Office

Sector for European Funds – Department for European Territorial Cooperation
Bulevar revolucije 15, 81 000 – Podgorica, Montenegro

Phone: + 382 67 311 317

National relevant documents

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First Level Control Representatives

System type: Centralised
Cost of control: Free of charge

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).

Contact details of Partner States controllers

Ministry of finance and social welfare, Directorate for Finance and Contracting of the EU Assistance Funds (CFCU)

Stanka Dragojevića 2, 81000, Podgorica Montenegro

Marija Vukčević –
Acting Director-General