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1 MED and SEE Joint Annual Event The integration of IPA funds within the Programme MED Thessaloniki, 22nd of September, 2010 Sonia Levavasseur – « Information & Publicity – Lead partner seminar 26th of May 2010

2 What is the Liaison Office? Easier to answer what is not: Not a National Contact Point Not a National Contact Point Not part of the host countrys National Coordination Not part of the host countrys National Coordination Not just a simple geographical outpost of the JTS Not just a simple geographical outpost of the JTS

3 …so the Liaison Office is: Part of the JTS Part of the JTS Acting under the supervision of the MA and the JTS Acting under the supervision of the MA and the JTS Established to implement a strategic mission Established to implement a strategic mission

4 Objectives To facilitate the participation of the IPA countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro) to the MED programme. To facilitate the participation of the IPA countries (Albania, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Montenegro) to the MED programme. To facilitate the capitalization and coordination between the other transnational cooperation programmes of the area and the MED programme To facilitate the capitalization and coordination between the other transnational cooperation programmes of the area and the MED programme

5 Main tasks Providing information about the offered opportunities of the MED Programme to potential beneficiaries coming from IPA countries Providing information about the offered opportunities of the MED Programme to potential beneficiaries coming from IPA countries Providing information about the modalities of participation in the MED Programme for potential beneficiaries coming from IPA countries Providing information about the modalities of participation in the MED Programme for potential beneficiaries coming from IPA countries Coordinating between the MED authorities and the participating IPA countries and the respective EU Delegations Coordinating between the MED authorities and the participating IPA countries and the respective EU Delegations Promoting the capitalization activities between the MED programme and the other transnational cooperation programmes of the area Promoting the capitalization activities between the MED programme and the other transnational cooperation programmes of the area Promoting the exchange of experience and best practices between the MED programme and the other transnational cooperation programmes of the area Promoting the exchange of experience and best practices between the MED programme and the other transnational cooperation programmes of the area Providing coordination between the MED programme and the other transnational cooperation programmes of the area Providing coordination between the MED programme and the other transnational cooperation programmes of the area Providing guidance to potential Lead Partners to which cooperation programme of the area is the most appropriate to implement their idea Providing guidance to potential Lead Partners to which cooperation programme of the area is the most appropriate to implement their idea

6 IPA participation in Programme MED IPA allocations (Euro) Country/ year Albania ~ Bosnia and Herzegovina Croatia Montenegro Total

7 The motivation Several and different contracting authorities for IPA funds Several and different contracting authorities for IPA funds Per country allocation of the very limited available funds Per country allocation of the very limited available funds Annual allocation Annual allocation Only one Managing Authority and Contracting Authority for ERDF and IPA Multi country allocation Multi Annual allocation

8 Legal basis The green light for the integration of IPA funds in ERDF transnational programmes is given by the stipulation of the IPA Implementing rules (Article 86.4): "The cross-border cooperation component may also support, where appropriate, the participation of eligible regions of the beneficiary countries in transnational and interregional programmes under the European territorial co-operation objective of the Structural Funds and in multilateral sea basin programmes under Regulation (EC) No 1638/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council. The rules governing the participation of beneficiary countries in the above programmes shall be established in the relevant programming documents and/or in the relevant financing agreements, as appropriate."

9 Concerned aspects of the pogramme management Application, assessment and project selection Application, assessment and project selection Project Management Project Management Contracting Contracting Monitoring Monitoring Control Control Recovery Recovery Technical Assistance Technical Assistance

10 Kirill Dimanopoulos Liaison Officer MED/Chargé de Liaison MED Liaison Office MED-IPA/Bureau de Liaison MED-IAP 65 Georgikis Scholis Ave., GR Pylaia, Thessaloniki Tel Fax:

11 Thank you for your attention!


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