Managing Authority performs a leading role in the Programme management and control. The Managing Authority is responsible for the effective and efficient implementation of the Programme as well as for the application of proper regulations and rules concerning its implementation. The duties of the Managing Authority are performed by the Directorate for Managing Cooperation Programmes and Regional Development within Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia.
Joint Monitoring Committee
Joint Monitoring Committee is responsible for the review of overall effectiveness, quality and coherence of the implementation of all actions towards meeting the programme objectives. The members of the Joint Monitoring Committee represent the participating countries on policy and administrative level thus ensuring a transparent approach in monitoring the Programme implementation. Joint Monitoring Committee was set up on 24 February 2016 at 1st Joint Monitoring Committee meeting. The members and deputy members representing the Joint Monitoring Committee are appointed from institutions listed in the following table.
National Authorities of the participating countries, Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds of the Republic of Croatia, Directorate for European Integration in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Ministry of Foreign Affairs and European Integration in Montenegro, are responsible for setting up and ensuring efficient functioning of the respective national control systems. Furthermore, National Authorities are responsible for ensuring implementation of the decisions taken by the JMC.
Joint Secretariat supports the Managing Authority and Joint Monitoring Committee in carrying out their respective duties regarding implementation of the Programme. The Joint Secretariat is placed in the Agency for Regional Development of the Republic of Croatia. Besides Joint Secretariat headquarters based in Zagreb, branch offices will be set in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro in order to ensure smooth and efficient programme implementation.
Certifying Authority is responsible for receiving the payments made by the Commission and as a general rule for making payments to the Lead Beneficiary. By certifying expenditures and by submitting payment applications to the European Commission, the Certifying Authority confirms that declared expenditures are in accordance with the applied Community, programme and national rules. The Certifying Authority is also responsible for drawing up annual accounts, including recoverable, recovered and withdrawn amounts. The duties of the Certifying Authority shall be performed by the Directorate for Budget and IT Systems within Ministry of Regional Development and EU Funds.
Audit Authority is responsible for independent audits of management and control system of the Programme as well as for the audits of operations at the level of beneficiaries. The duties of the Certifying Authority shall be performed by the Sector for Audit of Structural Instruments within Agency for the Audit of European Union Programmes Implementation System.