Type of system: decentralised First Level Control.

Designation of the controller: the partners have to propose an independent external controller, due to national legislation, to the bodies responsible for setting up the First Level Control system: Region Zealand or Regional Municipality of Bornholm). These two authorities will verify whether controller is sufficiently independent from project activities and finances and qualified to carry out the control of a project under the South Baltic Programme. The controller has to be officially authorised by the relevant authorities before the first expenditure can be reported and confirmed.

Costs of the First Level Control: can be reported as eligible external expertise costs in compliance with the relevant EU regulations and Programme rules.