Managing structure

A joint Monitoring Committee, including all eleven countries, selects projects for funding, oversees the overall implementation and is responsible for the correct use of the funds.

The Investitionsbank Schleswig-Holstein (IB.SH) acts as the Managing Authority and Certifying Authority and concludes subsidy contracts with project lead partners.

The Joint Secretariat is the focal point for information and practical day-to-day implementation. It is located in Rostock, Germany and Riga, Latvia.

The Audit Authority verifies the effective functioning of the management and control system of the programme and ensures sample audits of projects. It is hosted by the Ministry of Justice, Cultural and European Affairs of the German Federal State of Schleswig-Holstein at Kiel, Germany. The Audit Authority is assisted by the Group of Auditors comprising representatives of the participating countries.

National sub-committees play an important role regarding the dissemination of information in their countries.

This chart shows the Management structure of Interreg Baltic Sea Region, including the Monitoring Committee, the Managing Authority/Joit Secretariat, the Second Level Audit, First Lvele Controllers and the projects.