• Smilšu iela 1,
  • Rīga, LV-1919,
  • tālr. 22306116,
  • fakss 67357841,
  • e-pasts cfla@cfla.gov.lv,
  • www.cfla.gov.lv

General information

In EU funds 2014 – 2020 programming period, the Central Finance and Contracting Agency (CFCA) administrates the projects co-financed by European Social fund, European Regional Development Fund and Cohesion Fund.

 CFCA is Intermediate Body – Cooperation Institution, providing practical acquisition of the EU funds, in cooperation with Responsible Authorities:

The aim within the acquisition system of the EU funds

To ensure safe, effective and transparent administration of the programs co-financed by

EU funds of 2014 – 2020 programming period in accordance with the legislative system and the delegation of the Responsible Authorities

Functions of CFCA

CFCA as the Cooperation Institution in the administration system of the EU Funds is performing such functions:

  • organizes the project competitions and selects projects;
  • prepares and checks documents for implementation of projects;
  • signs contracts and agreements with the beneficiaries on implementation of projects;
  • ensures control of project implementation (examines the procurement plans and manages procurement pre-inspection; reviews and approves: the contract/ agreement changes, progress reports on project implementation, payment requests;  manages on-spot controls)
  • ensures pay-back of funding of the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund as well as a state budget grants to beneficiaries;
  • prepares applications for payment of expenditure declaration to the European Commission;
  • ensures consultations to project proposers and  beneficiaries of the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund;

reports summaries and information about implementation of projects co-financed by the Structural Funds and the Cohesion Fund to the Latvian and European Union institutions.

Planning of the EU funds: how the system works?

  • Partnership Agreement* - the main programming document, which is aligned with the EC. The Agreement includes Latvia’s strategy and priorities, as well as the procedure regarding the effective and efficient use of EU funds in order to implement the EU 2020 strategy. Partnership Agreement was approved by the Government in 03.06.2014., by the European Commission in 06.20.2014.
  • The Law on Management of EU Structural and Cohesion Funds 2014 – 2020 Programming Period* - the law sets the main principles for years 2014 – 2020: rights and obligations for the EU funds management institutions and for the beneficiaries, framework and composition principles of the Monitoring Committee, delegation to the Cabinet of Ministers to determine how the EU funds management stages should be  provided, also dispute and appeal procedures of EU funds management institutions’ decisions; as well as the disclosure conditions regarding the information related to the projects. The Law is adopted by the Parliament of Latvia in 07.03.2014., into force from 11.07.2014.
  • Operational Programme "Growth and Employment" * - sets the investment principles of EU funds, the results to be achieved and areas of support for the entire acquisition period. The program approved by the European Commission in 11/11/2014.

The Government Regulations:  drafting and issue - to determine the conditions of implementation of each specific goal of support. The Responsible Authorities – sectoral ministries have started drafting the regulations. Implementation terms and conditions of the activities will be developed gradually.

Implementation of specific goals of support: Indicative plan.

Information on the supported activities and the application conditions will be available in the website of CFCA and websites of the Responsible Authorities (relevant sectoral ministries), as well as in the website of the EU funds esfondi.lv.

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*Information, documents – available in Latvian

page last updated: 21.08.2019.
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