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Glossary  

Fact sheet

A document giving all the most important information about the programme main issues (e.g. projects selection, project implementation, project closure, etc). A collection of fact sheets can be found in the Programme implementation handbook (PIH). To download the single fact sheets, please click here.

Final project report

The last report to be submitted to the joint secretariat, either after or with the last progress report. In HIT it does not include any financial reporting.

See also Progress report.

First level control (FLC) certificate

Certificate based on expenses clearly justified and declared eligible for ERDF co-financing. Each project participant must have its expenditure certified by a designated FLCB, in the form of a FLC certificate. The FLC certificates have to be submitted together with a corresponding progress report or status report.

See also First level control body.

First level control body (FLCB)

These are institutions or departments designated  by the first level control coordinating body to carry out the first level controls, verifying the legality and regularity of the expenditure declared by beneficiary. The organisation of the first level control and procedures for selection and designation of the first level control bodies are laid down in the first level control system of the Member State.

See also First level coordinating body and First level control system.

First level control coordinating body

The Member States designate public bodies responsible for the first level control coordination. Their main tasks are to coordinate the set up and maintenance of the description of the national first control system, designation and coordination of FLCB, distribution of programme relevant information, documents and forms to FLCB, contact point in case of (eligibility) questions for FLCB and programme bodies, organisation of seminars for FLCB.

See also First level control body and First level control system.

First level control system

In order to verify the expenditure of project partners, each Member State sets up a first level control system and designate the controllers responsible for verifying the legality and regularity of the expenditure declared by each beneficiary established on its territory. These control systems are either organised in a centralised (that means a central (public) body is appointed to carry out the first level controls) or in a decentralised manner (that means that more than one body is appointed to carry out the first level controls).

See also Second level control.