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Dirección General de Fondos Europeos

Directora General: Esperanza Samblás Quintana

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Addresses

Paseo de la Castellana, 162
28071 Madrid

Teléfono: 91 583 53 08 / 11

Functions

The Directorate-General for European Funds is responsible for the following functions:

  • The definition of the Spanish position in the negotiations for the approval and revision of the successive Multiannual Financial Frameworks of the European Union, without prejudice to the coordination competencies attributed to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation.
  • Analysis, monitoring and evaluation of financial flows with the European Union, including the drawing up and coding of the budgetary programmes concerned, the drawing up of proposals for payment to the European Union of the Union's own resources and other items that may be legally required by the European Union, liaison with the European Union on budgetary matters and participation in committees and working groups related to the European budget.
  • Analysis and monitoring of the planning and implementation of policies financed by the budget of the European Union through the use of tools designed to integrate this information.
  • The annual determination of the equity base from Value Added Tax, for the purposes of Spain's contribution to the European Union's own resources.
  • The payment proposal from the European Union to be received by the State public sector in cases where there is no managing centre or coordinating body with the authority to make this proposal.
  • The management and monitoring of Spain's contribution to the European Development Fund, the European Peace Facility and Aid to Ukraine, as well as participation in their committees and working groups.
  • La coordinación y el seguimiento de la ejecución de la programación cofinanciada con Fondos Europeos mediante herramientas que integren la información de dichos Fondos, estén o no incluidos en el Acuerdo de Asociación.
  • La distribución del Fondo de Compensación Interterritorial entre las Comunidades Autónomas y Ciudades con Estatuto de Autonomía; la programación de dicho Fondo y el seguimiento de la misma; la realización de informes y propuestas legislativas relacionadas con dicho Fondo, así como las funciones previstas para el Comité de Inversiones Públicas en la Ley Reguladora del Fondo.
  • The negotiation, preparation, evaluation and revision, in coordination with the different Administrations, funds and other instruments of the European Union, of the Agreements, Strategies or Frameworks, which serve for the preparation of the programmes co-financed with the European Funds; as well as the negotiation, preparation, programming, planning, evaluation and modification of the programmes and other forms of intervention co-financed with the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the Just Transition Fund (FTJ) and other funds assigned to it.
  • Garantizar la realización de las actividades de evaluación previstas en los Reglamentos relacionadas con los distintos fondos gestionados, en coordinación con las Administraciones territoriales; fomentar el cumplimiento de los principios horizontales de igualdad de género, igualdad de oportunidades y no discriminación, accesibilidad y desarrollo sostenible, así como velar por el cumplimiento del principio de adicionalidad.
  • La realización de análisis y estudios económicos en el ámbito de los Fondos europeos.
  • Those which, according to the different European Regulations, correspond to the Spanish Member State with regard to the ERDF, the FTJ, European Territorial Cooperation, the European Union's external financing instruments and other funds assigned to it.
  • Those which, according to the different European Regulations, correspond to the Managing Authority or similar authority of the programmes financed by the ERDF, the FTJ, the European Territorial Cooperation, the European Union's external financing instruments, the Solidarity Fund, the European Economic Area Financial Instrument and other funds assigned to it.
  • The selection of operations for financing from ERDF, FTJ and other funds allocated to it and the implementation of systems to ensure compliance with European and national standards of expenditure submitted to the European Commission for co-financing from these funds.
  • Proposals for the development of legislation and regulations related to the management and control of aid from the ERDF, European Territorial Cooperation, the European Union's external financing instruments, the FTJ and other funds assigned to it, as well as the drafting of rules on the eligibility of expenditure.
  • The designation of intermediate bodies for the programmes and the definition of the terms of the agreements relating to the intermediate bodies managing the funds under their responsibility.
  • Negotiating with the European Commission and other institutions on matters related to the regulation of the ERDF, the FTJ, European Territorial Cooperation, the European Union's external financing instruments and other funds assigned to it.
  • Cooperation and coordination with the territorial administrations with regard to the programming, management, evaluation, monitoring and communication of actions carried out with the ERDF, European Territorial Cooperation, the European Union's external financing instruments, the FTJ and other funds assigned to it.
  • Representation in the committees and working groups for the coordination of European funds and other committees or collegiate bodies where it is competent and the coordination and promotion of the Thematic Networks related to the ERDF, the FTJ and other funds assigned to it.
  • All actions necessary for the finalisation and closure of operational programmes of the ERDF, the FTJ, the European Territorial Cooperation, the European Union's external financing instruments and other funds allocated to it.
  • Carrying out the verifications and proposing the corrective measures required to ensure the proper functioning of the management and control system for each operational programme of the ERDF, European Territorial Cooperation, the European Union's external financing instruments, the FTJ and other funds assigned to it. The overall coordination of the control system and the formulation of guidelines contributing to its maintenance.
  • Those related to certification, accounting and payments, as regards the ERDF, the FTJ, the Solidarity Fund, the European Economic Area Financial Instrument and any other Fund or Instrument assigned to it, those which, according to the different European Regulations and for the different programming periods, correspond to the Certifying Authority or the body responsible for the Accounting Function of the programmes co-financed by these funds. It shall mainly include the preparation and submission of declarations of expenditure, requests for payments, statements and accounts of expenditure and the processing of payment proposals to the beneficiaries of the actions co-financed by the above-mentioned funds. It shall also include payments of funds to Spanish recipients in European Territorial Cooperation programmes in which Spain is not the Certifying Authority or equivalent body
  • The management and monitoring of economic and financial information with an impact on budget implementation, in relation to programming co-financed with European funds, whether or not they are included in the Partnership Agreement, by means of tools that integrate this information.
  • State implementation of the regional incentives policy, acting as a support body for the Governing Council for Regional Incentives, as well as the preparation of preliminary drafts of provisions regulating the regional incentives policy and all other functions deriving from Law 50/1985, of 27 December 1985, on regional incentives for the correction of inter-territorial economic imbalances, and Royal Decree 899/2007, of 6 July 2007, which implements it and which are not assigned to higher bodies of the General State Administration or to the competent bodies of the Autonomous Communities, without prejudice to the powers which, in matters of allocation of economic resources, correspond to the Directorate General of Budgets.
  • El ejercicio de las actuaciones de inspección y comprobación que corresponden a la Administración General del Estado en relación con los incentivos económicos regionales, así como la tramitación de los expedientes de incumplimiento y sancionadores y la propuesta de adopción de las resoluciones que les pongan fin, sin perjuicio de las que correspondan a la Intervención General de la Administración del Estado en materia de control de recursos públicos.
  • The analysis and evaluation of the territorial impact of regional economic incentives.
  • In the development of regional economic policy, the coordination and management of European initiatives co-financed with European funds related to urban and territorial development, including ERDF calls for proposals to support local authorities' urban development strategies, and local cooperation, as well as representation in groups, forums and committees on urban policies and territorial cohesion, both at European level and in other areas in which it is competent.
  • Garantizar la realización de las actividades de comunicación y visibilidad previstas en los reglamentos relacionadas con los distintos fondos gestionados, en coordinación con las administraciones territoriales y otras autoridades de gestión; representar al Estado Miembro en el rol de coordinador nacional de comunicación de los fondos de gestión compartida.