First level control (FLC)
First level controllers check project progress reports including the expenditure declared by the project partners of the Baltic Sea Region Programme.
In order to validate the legality and regularity of such expenditure declared by the project partners receiving ERDF, ENPI and Norwegian funds there are following first level control systems:
- Centralized system
- Decentralized system
- Mixed system
While ERDF and Norwegian first level controllers are approved by the relevant countries, first level controllers validating ENPI expenditure have to be designated by the Managing Authority.
Explanation of the designation procedure of the first level controller:
Template for the specification of the first level controller validating expenditure of the project partner receiving ENPI funds:
Documents to be filled in and signed by the first level controllers:
- FLC confirmation of the Progress report
- FLC confirmation of the project partner's expenditure
... this confirmation is an integral part of the Partner progress report and the Report on cost shares. In case a partner does not use the voluntary template for the Partner progress report and/or the Report on cost shares, the following document has to be filled by the partner's first level controller: