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Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC)

The participating beneficiary countries shall set up a Joint Monitoring Committee for the programme within 3 months of entry into force of the first financial agreement relating to programme.

The Joint Monitoring Committee consists of representatives of the two Operating Structures and the national, regional and local authorities and socio-economic partnership representatives of both participating countries, equally represented. The Commission shall participate in the work of the Joint Monitoring Committee in an advisory capacity. The JMC shall draw up its Rules of Procedures in order to exercise its mission in accordance with the IPA Implementing Regulation. It shall adopt them at its first meeting. The Joint Monitoring Committee shall meet at least twice a year, at the initiative of the participating countries or of the Commission and is chaired by a representative of one of the countries on a rotating basis

The Joint Monitoring Committee shall satisfy itself as to the effectiveness and quality of the implementation of the cross-border programme, in accordance with the following provisions (according to the Article 142 of IPA Implementing Regulation):

  • it shall consider and approve the criteria for selecting the operations financed by the cross-border programme and approve any revision of those criteria in accordance with programming needs;
  • it shall periodically review progress made towards achieving the specific targets of the cross-border programme on the basis of documents submitted by the Operating Structures of participating beneficiary countries;
  • it shall examine the results of implementation, particularly achievement of the targets set for each priority axis and the evaluations referred to in Article 57(4) and  Article 141 IPA Implementing Regulation;
  • it shall examine the annual and final reports on implementation referred to in Article 144 IPA Implementing Regulation;
  • it shall be informed, as applicable, of the annual audit activity report(s) referred to in Article 29 (2)(b) first indent IPA Implementing Regulation, and of any relevant comments the Commission may make after examining that report;
  • it shall be responsible for selecting operations. The JMC may delegate the function to assess project proposals to a Joint Steering Committee appointed by the JMC;
  • it may propose any revision or examination of the cross-border programme likely to make possible the attainment of the objectives referred to in Article 86(2) IPA Implementing Regulation or to improve its management, including its financial management;
  • it shall consider and approve any proposal to amend the content of the cross-border programme;
  • it shall approve the framework for the Joint Technical Secretariat’s tasks;
  • it shall adopt an information and publicity plan drafted under the auspices of the Operating Structures;

PROJECTS of the 3rd Call for Proposals

PROJECTS of the 2nd Call for Proposals

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