Who manages the Programme?
Several programme bodies are in charge for the programme overall functioning. They perform functions related to the coordination, management, monitoring and control of the implementation of the programme.
The Monitoring Committee consists of national representatives of the countries involved in the IPA ADRION programme. It is the main decision-making body and is responsible for supervising the programme implementation. It reviews annual implementation plans and proposes any recommendations necessary to achieve programme objectives. It is also responsible for adopting methodology, criteria for selection of projects before the launch of each call for proposals, as well as selecting the projects to be funded.
Each Partner State is equally represented, meaning that each Partner State has one vote. The decisions are taken by consensus. At the meetings of the Monitoring Committee, the European Commission and the Managing Authority have an advisory role, while the Audit Authority of the programme is an independent observer.
The Managing Authority is in charge of the general implementation of the programme on behalf of the Partner States. It performs its tasks for the benefit of the whole programme and, in line with its coordination role, it further ensures that all programme bodies work together. The Managing Authority organises the calls for proposals and coordinates the assessment of the received applications and the monitoring of the funded ones. It is responsible for the sound financial management of the programme.
The Managing Authority also carries out the functions of Certifying Authority. In this respect, the MA checks the correctness of the request for payment submitted by the projects in accordance with the amount of expenditure duly certified and requests payment reimbursement to the European Commission.
The Managing Authority is represented by the Italian regional government of Emilia-Romagna Region and It is assisted by the Joint Secretariat.
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The Joint Secretariat is responsible for the day-to-day management of the programme by providing information to applicants about funding opportunities, dealing with project applications, and assists beneficiaries in implementing their projects. It ensures the project selection is equitable and transparent, collects and elaborates data for programme monitoring, and coordinates and promotes programme events at a transnational level. The Joint Secreteriat also assists the Managing Authority and the Monitoring Committee in carrying out their tasks, and represents the main contact point for the potential applicants together with the network of National Contact Points.
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National Contact Points
The National Contact Points provide a link between the transnational and national level. play a relevant role in identifying key audiences, spreading information about the programme as well as supporting beneficiaries at the national level. They act as contact persons for project applicants and partners in their countries, promote the programme on the national territory, and support the Programme management in specific tasks linked to their mission.
Each Partner State designates a Contact Point, whose main tasks are:
- assist the Joint Secretariat in the programme implementation process
- contribute to the information and publicity actions within their respective country
The Audit Authority, entrusted to the Emilia-Romagna Region, is responsible for conducting audits on the management and control system of the programme, as well as on a selection of funded operations.
These audits are carried out to ensure compliance with EU rules and regulations and to verify the proper functioning of the programme.
The National Controllers check that the expenditure declared by the beneficiaries has been paid and that it complies with the programme eligibility criteria. Each Partner States participating in the IPA ADRION programme designates its system for verifying the expenditure that can be free of charge or against payment.
Project partners can find detailed information on eligibility requirements in the programme manual, as well as some information about verification of expenditures is included in the FAQ relating to the first call for project proposals.