The Interreg Europe programme is managed and supported by a number of different bodies responsible for administering the programme and assisting projects. A clear organisational structure ensures that funds are spent in the best possible way
Responsible for system audits and sample audits of projects.
Check project expenditure, make claims for funding to the European Commission and make payments to projects.
Carries out the operational administration of the programme. It also assists with all the other programme bodies with their tasks.
Full details of the role and responsibilities of each body can be found in the Cooperation programme.
The monitoring committee (MC) is the central decision-making body for the programme and its overall task is to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the programme's implementation. Project applications are approved (or not) by the monitoring committee.
Each country involved in the programme (27 EU member states, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom) is represented on the committee and decisions are made by consensus. The MC meets on a regular basis, twice a year.
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The audit authority is assisted by a group of auditors comprising representatives of each partner state.
The Certifying Authority is the body responsible for checking project expenditure, making claims for funding to the European Commission and making payments to projects. For Interreg Europe, it is the Province of East Flanders.
The managing authority (MA) is the body formally responsible for managing the programme on behalf of the participating partner countries. It is the MA that signs the subsidy contracts on behalf of the programme with the selected projects. The managing authority of Interreg Europe is the Hauts-de-France Regional Council, France.
Public facing bodies
The public facing bodies. The joint secretariat together with each country's points of contact work directly with applicants and project representatives.
The Interreg Europe secretariat carries out the day-to-day operational administration of the programme: communication of funding opportunities, support to applicants, evaluation of applications and monitoring of projects, managing technical assistance budget etc. It also assists all the other programme bodies with their tasks. It consists of an international team based in Lille, France.
Interreg Europe is a programme with 30 partner states – 27 EU member states, Norway, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Each partner state has a national or regional representative(s) who can provide programme information in local languages.
All partner states agreed to support the programme implementation with:
1. Eligibility check of partner status
2. Relevance check of the letter of support signatory
3. National specific information
4. Point of contact for potential applicants
5. Wide dissemination of programme information
6. Organisation of national/ regional events for information, dissemination, project partners, or first level controllers