Programme structure

The Programme management structure comprises the following bodies.

Monitoring Committee (MC)

A joint Monitoring Committee (MC), includes the representatives of all the participating countries. The MC oversees the progress in Programme implementation and achieving the milestones and targets of the Programme. Furthermore, it oversees Programme communication and evaluation. The MC also selects projects for funding.

Audit Authority

The Audit Authority verifies the effective functioning of the management and control system of the Programme and ensures sample audits on projects. It is hosted by the Ministry of Justice, European Affairs, Consumer Protection and Equality of the German Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein in Kiel, Germany. The Audit Authority is assisted by the Group of Auditors comprising representatives of the participating countries carrying out the second level audits.

Managing Authority/Joint Secretatriat

The Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH) acts as the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat (MA/JS). It is located in Kiel and Rostock, Germany.  The MA/JS concludes subsidy contracts with project lead partners. It is the focal point for information and practical day-to-day implementation of the Programme. The MA/JS also manages the Programme funds and pays the subsidies to the project lead partners.

Participating countries

Besides these bodies national sub-committees play an important role regarding the dissemination of Programme related information in the participating countries.

Project lead partners, project partners and their controllers complement the overall Programme management structure.