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ERDF Managing Authority
Smart specialisation strategy S3
ERDF Certifying Authority
ERDF Audit Authority

ERDF Managing Authority

The tasks of the managing authority are covered by Division Z3 "managing authority of the European Regional Development Fund, European Economic and Structural Policies" of The Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe. The ERDF managing authority bears overall responsibility for implementing Bremen’s 2014–2020 ERDF programme and for the projects realised under the programme.

The Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe

ERDF Managing Authority
Division Z3 "Managing Authority of the European Regional Development Fund, European Economic and Structural Policies"

Mr Thomas Schwender

Head of the managing authority

Ms Carola Wille

Deputy head

Ms Kristin Viezens

Press officer

Smart specialisation strategy S3

The smart specialisation strategy S3 is the basis for Bremen’s 2021–2027 ERDF programme with the Specific Objective "Strengthening research and innovation capacities and introducing advanced technologies (SZ i)". The current S3 for Bremen is the regional innovation strategy of Bremen (Innovationsstrategie des Landes Bremen 2030). Responsible for the administration of S3 and for LoS is:

Ms Caroline Privat

Deputy head of Devision "Strategies Innovation, Industry & Cluster"

Die Senatorin für Wirtschaft, Arbeit und Europa
Abteilung 4 - Industrie, Innovation, Digitalisierung
Referat 40 – Industrie & Cluster
Zweite Schlachtpforte 3, 28195 Bremen

ERDF Certifying Authority

The function of the ERDF certifying authority is fulfilled by the "ERDF Certifying Authority" section in the Budget Division of the Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe. The ERDF certifying authority must be functionally independent of the managing authority and the audit authority. It is charged with certifying the expenditure statements and the payment applications before they are sent to the European Commission and thus with confirming that the expenditure statements are true and are based on reliable accounting procedures and verifiable documentation.

The Senator for Economic Affairs, Labour and Europe

Division Z2 "Budget and Finance" Section "ERDF Certifying Authority"

Zweite Schlachtpforte 3
28195 Bremen
Germany

Mr Mehmet Gürbüz

Head of the ERDF certifying authority


ERDF Audit Authority

The audit authority must be functionally independent of the managing and certifying authorities; it scrutinises whether the management and control system functions effectively. To this end, it undertakes controls on all parties (from the offices of the Senator to the bodies responsible for the projects) and where appropriate makes recommendations for improvements to the system. It reports annually to the EU Commission on the outcome of its examinations.

The function of the ERDF audit authority is assigned to the Senator for Finance.

The Senator for Finance

Referat 04
EU audit authority, financial control EU funding programs

Rudolf-Hilferding-Platz 1
28195 Bremen

Ms Katja Volkmann

Head of ERDF audit authority

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