The programme’s objective regarding anti-fraud is to promote a culture which deters fraudulent activity and to facilitate the prevention and detection of fraud and the development of procedures which will aid in the investigation of fraud and related offences and which will ensure that such cases are dealt with timely and appropriately. However, it is important to also see the role of the partners in the process. All potential applicants and project partners should be fully committed to acting in the interest of the public good and to gain benefit for all through cooperation. Although project work always needs to be motivated by some level of own interest, the own gain can never be a driving force in an Interreg project.
The Managing Authority has the overall responsibility for undertaking a regular review of the fraud risk and will refer promptly investigations to competent investigation bodies when they occur.