General information

The Central Financial and Contract Agency shall administer projects co-financed by the European Social Fund, the European Regional Development Fund and the Cohesion Fund (EU funds) during the 2014-2020 programming period.

During this programming period, the CFLA shall perform the functions of the liaison body, ensuring the practical implementation of the funds in cooperation with the following ministries:

Ministry of Welfare (including the responsible authority for the coordination of the horizontal principle “Equal Opportunities” (implementation monitoring),

Ministry of Environmental Protection and Regional Development (including the responsible authority for the coordination of the horizontal principle “Sustainable Development” (implementation monitoring),

Information on the EU fund management system in Latvia - EU funds website:

www.esfondi.lv

Operational objective of the CFLA within the framework of EU funds.

Ensure that the funds allocated under EU funds for the 2014-2020 programming period are invested in line with the legislative and EU bodies responsible for delegating the functions of the EU Funds (2014-2020).

CFLA functions

In carrying out the functions of the liaison body within the framework of the EU fund implementation system, the CFLA shall:

  • organise project selection contests and select projects;
  • drawing up and verifying the documents necessary for the implementation of projects;
  • enter into contracts/agreements with beneficiaries on project implementation;
  • monitoring the implementation of co-financed projects (checking procurement plans, pre-inspection procurement, examining and approving treaty/agreement amendments, project implementation progress reports, payment requests, carrying out checks at the sites of project implementation);
  • carry out the reimbursement of co-financing and the State budget grant to the beneficiaries;
  • prepare payment applications for declaration of expenditure to the European Commission;
  • provide reports and information to the Latvian and EU institutions on the implementation of co-financed projects.

How is the introduction of EU funds?

  • Partnership agreement - The Partnership Agreement for the 2014-2020 programming period of EU funds is the hierarchically superior programming document, which is agreed with the EC and includes support from all EU funds in Latvia. The treaty sets out Latvia's strategy for the efficient and efficient use of EU funds to implement what is set out in the EU 2020 strategy. . In the Cabinet, the Partnership Agreement was approved at 03.06.2014, the European Commission at 20.06.2014.
  • European Union Structural Funds and Cohesion Fund Management Act for the 2014-2020 programming period – it lays down general principles for the management of EU funds for 2014-2020: the rights and responsibilities of the institutions and beneficiaries involved in the management of EU funds, the basic rules and composition of the activities of the Monitoring Committee, the delegation to the Cabinet to determine how the management phases of EU funds are ensured periods, procedures for challenging and appealing decisions taken by institutions involved in the management of EU funds, as well as conditions for disclosure of information relating to projects. Law adopted in Saeima 03.07.2014 with effect from 11.07.2014.
  • The “Growth and Jobs” operational programme – the programme sets out the principles for investment by EU funds, the results to be achieved and the areas of support for the whole period of fund absorption. . The programme was approved by the European Commission on 11.11.2014.
  • Development of Cabinet regulations - in order to define the conditions for the implementation of each specific aid objective. . Draft Regulations shall be developed by the responsible authorities - Ministry of Industry s.The conditions for the implementation of the specific activities shall be developed gradually.

 

Information on the activities to be supported, the conditions for applying for are available in good time on both the CFLA website and the EU funds' homepage esfondi.lv. We also call for follow-up on social networks:

facebook.com @CFLA. gov.lv and twitter.com: @CFLA_gov_lv.