26–27 Feb 2015 | Kiel, Germany
|Title||1st meeting of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Monitoring Committee|
|Date||26 Feb 2015 13:30 - 27 Feb 2015 13:30|
|Venue||Atlantic Hotel Kiel|
The nominated representatives from the participating countries met in Kiel to officially set-up the Monitoring Committee for the Interreg Baltic Sea Region Programme. The Monitoring Committee also looked into Rules of Procedure, Agreement on Management, Financial and Control Systems, Technical Assistance budget, Programme Manuals and Application Packs, Communication Strategy and state aid issues.
The Monitoring Committee (MC) is the decision making body of Interreg-Programmes. It discusses and approves all Programme documents and selects projects for funding. Each EU country in the Programme area and Norway as well as Russia and Belarus sends up to three delegates to the MC. The Russian and Belarusian delegations will have an observer status until the Financing Agreements, as pre-requisites for full participation in the Programme, will have been signed. Representatives of the Managing Authority/Joint Secretariat as well as the European Commission participate in the Monitoring Committee as advisors. The Monitoring Committee meets two to three times per year.