I.4.1 Legal FrameworkAnswer:
The regulatory framework for the management of Interreg CE as well as any other EU-funded projects is based on the Financial Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union and repealing Council Regulation (EC, Euratom) No 966/2012.
Furthermore, all general rules concerning the structural and investment funds are also applicable. The following legal norms and documents apply (non-exhaustive list):
- Regulation (EU) 2021/1060 laying down common provisions on the European Regional Development Fund, the European Social Fund Plus, the Cohesion Fund, the Just Transition Fund and the European Maritime, Fisheries and Aquaculture Fund and financial rules for those and for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund, the Internal Security Fund and the Instrument for Financial Support for Border Management and Visa Policy (Common Provisions Regulation - CPR);
- Regulation (EU) 2021/1058 on the European Regional Development Fund and on the Cohesion Fund (ERDF Regulation);
- Regulation (EU) 2021/1059 on specific provisions for the European territorial cooperation goal (Interreg) supported by the European Regional Development Fund and external financing instruments (Interreg Regulation);
- Implementing acts and delegated acts adopted in accordance with the aforementioned regulations;
- Other regulations and directives applicable to the implementation of projects co-funded by the ERDF;
All above regulations are available in its latest version in the EUR-Lex database of European Union Law at https://eur-lex.europa.eu/homepage.html.
In case of amendment of the above-mentioned legal norms and documents, the latest version applies.
Last but but not least the Interreg CE Programme document (IP) gives the legal framework for the implementation of the programme.