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Certifying Authority

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The Certifying Authority (AdC - Autorità di Certificazione) - Division 6 of the Directorate-General for territorial development, planning and international projects – has adopted an organisational model envisaging staff units/structures and line units/structures, as shown below:



The Certifying Authority is responsible for properly certifying the expenses approved for implementation and is called upon to carry out the tasks described in art. 126 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, as specified below:

  1. drawing up and submitting payment applications to the Commission, and certifying that they result from reliable accounting systems, are based on verifiable supporting documents and have been subject to verifications by the Managing Authority;
  2. drawing up the accounts referred to in point (a) of Article 59(5) of Regulation (EU, EURATOM) No 966/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 25 October 2012;
  3. certifying the completeness, accuracy and veracity of the accounts and that the expenditure entered in the accounts complies with applicable law and has been incurred in respect of operations selected for funding in accordance with the criteria applicable to the operational programme;
  4. ensuring that there is a system which records and stores, in computerised form, accounting records for each operation, and which supports all the data required for drawing up payment applications and accounts;
  5. ensuring, for the purposes of drawing up and submitting payment applications, that it has received adequate information from the Managing Authority on the procedures and verifications carried out in relation to expenditure;
  6. taking account when drawing up and submitting payment applications of the results of all audits carried out by, or under the responsibility of, the Audit Authority;
  7. maintaining, in a computerised form, accounting records of expenditure declared to the Commission and of the corresponding public contribution paid to Beneficiaries;
  8. keeping an account of amounts recoverable and of amounts withdrawn following cancellation of all or part of the contribution for an operation.