National and First Level Controllers

First Level Control (FLC) refers to the task of checking that all project expenditure is eligible according to the NPA Eligibility Rules, European regulations and national legislation.

The procedures for First Level Control vary from one programme partner country to another. Each partner should refer to the control system of the country where it is located. The exception is partners funded under the ERDF 20% source, who should have their costs checked by the Lead Partner's First Level Controller.

Ireland, Northern Ireland, Sweden, and Iceland operate with a centralised FLC system, having one or few nationally appointed First Level Controllers.  Finland, Scotland, Norway, Faroe Islands, and Greenland operate with a decentralised FLC system, where partners need to get their FLC of choice approved by a National Controller.

The controllers are listed below.

The Faroe Islands have a decentralised control system. 
Ms Gunnleyg Árnafjall, Financial Adviser
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
E-mail: gunnleyga{at}uvmr.fo
Finland has a decentralised control system.
Ms Tuula Manelius, Ministerial Counsellor
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
E-mail: tuula.manelius{at}tem.fi
Link to Finnish FLC Guidance
Greenland has a decentralised control system. 
Ms Ane-Louise Brandt Lange, Head of Office
Government of Greenland, Economy and Personnel Agency
E-mail: ANLA{at}nanoq.gl
Iceland has a centralised control system.
Mr Mágnus Helgason, Director
The Institute for Regional Development (IRD), The Operation Department
E-mail: magnus{at}byggdastofnun.is
Ms Hrund Pétursdóttir, First Level Controller
The Institute for Regional Development (IRD), The Operation Department
E-mail: hrund{at}byggdastofnun.is
Ireland has a centralised control system.
Mr Michael Buckley, Auditor
Southern Regional Assembly
E-mail: flc{at}southernassembly.ie
Mr Brendan Mooney, Auditor
Northern and Western Regional Assembly
E-mail: bmooney{at}nwra.ie
Northern Ireland has a centralised control system.
Ms Lisa Kelly, Programme Finance Officer
Special EU Programmes Body, Transnational and Interregional Unit
E-mail: lisa.kelly{at}seupb.eu
Norway has a decentralised control system.
Mr Terje Tvedt, Partner
BDO AS Audit / Oslo
E-mail: terje.tvedt{at}bdo.no

Link to checklist for approval of Norwegian FLCs (see under "Nordlig Periferi og Arktis")
Scotland has a decentralised control system.
Mr John Maxwell, Head of State Aid and Territorial Programmes
Scottish Government, Directorate for Economic Development
E-mail: john.maxwell{at}gov.scot
Sweden has a centralised control system.
Mr Urban Karlsson, National Controller
County Administrative Board of Västerbotten
E-mail: urban.karlsson{at}lansstyrelsen.se
Mr Peter Widding, National Controller
County Administrative Board of Västerbotten
E-mail: peter.widding{at}lansstyrelsen.se