The anti-fraud policy, procedures for adequate fraud risk assessment, and putting in place of effective and proportionate anti-fraud measures, are key components of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region’s anti-fraud strategy.
As in each ETC programme also Interreg Baltic Sea Region supports projects through EU and public funding. Therefore the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat’s (MA/JS) is committed to protect the EU and public funds and to maintain high legal, ethical and moral standards, to adhere to the principles of integrity, objectivity and honesty. Having a zero tolerance policy to fraud and corruption the MA/JS wishes to be seen as opposed to fraud and corruption in the way that it conducts its business.
Fraud can manifest itself in many different ways. The responsibility for an anti-fraud culture is the joint work of all those involved in the Programme implementation and in funded projects. MA/JS therefore also encourage all partners, contractors, employees, or the public to do their utmost to prevent fraud from happening, to put into place proportionate measures to detect it and to come forward with any suspicion of fraud in relation to Interreg Baltic Sea Region.
The objective of this policy is to promote a culture which deters fraudulent activity, 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.