The Monitoring Committee is composed of representatives of the local, regional and central authorities from the states which participate in the programme. Each participating country has equal voting rights, regardless of the number of representatives it has appointed.
The Committee monitors the implementation of the programme, examines all the problems which affect its performance, has the possibility to issue recommendations to the Managing Authority regarding the implementation. The works and decisions of the Monitoring Committee are based on the principles of transparency, equal treatment, non-discrimination, objectivity and fair competition.
The Monitoring Committee approves the selection criteria of projects and is responsible for the evaluation and selection procedures applied to projects which will be funded by the programme.
The composition of the Monitoring Committee is the following:
Ministry of Development, Public Works, and Administration
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
North-East Regional Development Agency
North-West Regional Development Agency
South-East Regional Development Agency
Suceava County Council
Botosani County Council
Maramures County Council
Satu Mare County Council
Tulcea County Council
Ministry of Internal Affairs
Ministry of Environment, Water and Forests
Ministry of Health
Ministry of Education
Ministry of Investments and European Projects
Association of Romanian Municipalities
National Anti-discrimination Council
Stefan cel Mare University of Suceava
The National Patronage of Business Women in SMEs
Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine
Transcarpathian Regional Military (State) Administration
Odesa Regional Military (State) Administration
Ivano-Frankivsk Regional Military (State) Administration
Chernivtsi Regional Military (State) Administration
Ukrainian Side of the Platform Civil Society Ukraine-EU
National Council of Ukraine for Science and Technology Development Scientific Committee
National Research Foundation of Ukraine
The Managing Authority is responsible for the management of programme in accordance with the principle of sound financial management and assures that the decisions of the Monitoring Committee comply with applicable low and provisions.
The Ministry of Development, Public Works, and Administration was nominated by the two countries as the Managing Authority of the Interreg VI-A NEXT Romania-Ukraine Programme.
The Managing Authority launches calls for proposals and, following the selection process, signs financing contracts with the beneficiaries and monitors the implementation of projects.
The Managing Authority assures the information of beneficiaries for the good implementation of projects.
Each participating country appointed a National Authority whose role is to answer for the creation and functioning of management and control systems at national level.
Thus, in Romania the Ministry of Development, Public Works and Administration was appointed as National Authority, while in Ukraine the Secretariat of the Cabinet of Ministers was appointed as National Authority.
The National Authorities support the Managing Authority and the Joint Secretariat in the monitoring of projects on their own territory, facilitate the communication with beneficiaries etc.
The National Authorities offer support to the Managing Authority for establishing the evaluation criteria and contractual provisions by assuring the conformity with the national legislation.
The Joint Secretariat is established in the programme to assist the Managing Authority, the Monitoring Committee and the Audit Authority in the fulfillment of their functions.
The Joint Secretariat operates in the Regional Office for Crossborder Cooperation from Suceava. The organization fulfilled a similar function in the programming period 2007-2013 for the Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova Programme and during 2014-2020, for Romania-Ukraine Joint Operational Programme, having hired staff from both countries, with experience in project management.
The Joint Secretariat performs activities of information and communication regarding the programme, performs the pre-contracting visits for selected applicants and supports the beneficiaries during the project implementation period.
The Audit Authority from the Court of Accounts of Romania was nominated by the participating countries as the Audit Authority for the programme. In the fulfilment of its assignments the Audit Authority works independently from the Managing Authority.
The Audit Authority performs the annual audit of management and control systems, on a corresponding sample of projects and on the accounts of the programme.