Italy and Croatia established a shared management system to manage, coordinate and supervise the implementation of the Programme.
Implementation bodies and their functions:
The Monitoring Committee steers the Programme and ensures the quality and effectiveness of its implementation and approves projects for funding. It is composed of representatives of the Member States participating in the Programme.
The Managing Authority is responsible for the management and implementation of the Programme in accordance with the principle of sound financial management and in line with EU regulations ruling the ERDF funds.
The main task of the Audit Authority is to ensure that audits are carried out on the management and control systems of appropriate sample of projects and on the annual accounts according to internationally accepted audit standards in order to verify the expenditures declared.
The Certifying Authority is responsible for ERDF payments.
The Joint Secretariat assists the Managing Authority and the Monitoring Committee in carrying out their respective functions and undertakes the day-to-day implementation of the Programme. It also provides guidance to project applicants and partners. The main JS offices are located in Venice, while also two JS Branch Offices have been established in Zadar and in Dubrovnik.
The first level controllers’ task is to verify that the expenditure reported by the partners in each progress report fulfill the conditions set by the Programme.