Last modified: March 20, 2018

Managing Authority

The Managing Authority (MA) is responsible for managing the implementation of the programme, in accordance with the principle of sound financial management and for ensuring that the decisions of the Joint Monitoring Committee comply with the applicable laws and requirements.

By agreement of the countries participating in the programme, the appointed Managing Authority is the Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, Romania.

The main functions of the MA are:

1.In regard to programme management:

  • Support the work of JMC and provide it with the information it requires to carry out its tasks, in particular data relating to the progress of the programme in achieving its expected results and targets;
  • Draw up and, after approval by the JMC, submit to the European Commission the annual and the final reports;
  • Implement information and communication plans in accordance with article 79 of the ENI-CBC Implementing Rules;
  • Implement monitoring and evaluation plans in accordance with article 78 of the ENI-CBC Implementing Rules;

2. In regard to the selection and management of projects:

  • Draw up and launch the selection procedures;
  • Ensure adequate awareness raising and capacity building for potential beneficiaries in collaboration with the NAs and with the support of the JTS
  • Manage the project selection procedures;
  • Sign contracts with lead beneficiaries;
  • Manage projects;

3. In regard to the financial management and control of the programme:

  • Verify that services, supplies or works have been performed, delivered and/or installed or carried out and whether expenditure declared by the beneficiaries has been paid by them and it complies with applicable law, programme rules and conditions for programme financing; where the institution hosting the Managing Authority is also a beneficiary under the programme, arrangements for verifications shall ensure suitable segregation of functions;
  • Put in place adequate correction measures concerning project irregularities and inform the relevant bodies about them;
  • Put in place effective and proportionate anti-fraud measures taking into account the risks identified;
  • Set up procedures to ensure all documents related to expenditure and audits that are required to ensure a suitable audit trail are held in accordance with the requirements of article 10 of the ENI-CBC Implementing Rules;
  • Draw up and submit payment requests to EC in accordance with article 60 of the ENI-CBC Implementing Rules;

4.  In regard to verifications:

  • Carry out administrative verifications for each payment request by beneficiaries;
  • Carry out on-the-spot project verifications.

Contact details: 

Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration
Directorate – MA for European Territorial Cooperation Programmes
Bulevardul Libertăţii, Nr. 14
050706 Bucharest, Sector 5

Mrs. Iulia HERTZOG, Director

Head of Managing Authority

Mrs. Ana Gheorghe
Programme Manager
Phone: +40 372 111 323
Fax: +40 372 111 456
E-mail: ana.gheorghe@mdrap.ro


Where to find potential project partners?
If you are looking for a project partner for your application, please consider the following tools: 1. Partner Search and Project Ideas Search tools hosted by the programme dedicated website. In order to upload a project idea on the programme website, we recommend you to create an account on www.blacksea-cbc.net and after that to go to Section „Project Ideas Search”
Project preparation workshops organized in all participating countries, in the framework of the 2nd call for proposals
The main focus of the project preparation workshops will be on:
● raising the awareness about the key elements of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants
● strengthening the knowledges about key aspects of project development
● clarifying project proposal financial requirements
● raising the awareness about key aspects of project activity and financial planning
● clarifying how to apply in the programme electronic system
The third Newsletter of Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020
The third Newsletter of Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is ready to be read. From the material
Partner Forum in Yerevan
In view of the 2nd call for Proposals, the Managing Authority of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020, in collaboration with the Joint Technical Secretariat and National Authorities of participating countries, and with the support of TESIM project organized in Yerevan, Armenia, the second Partner Forum.
Project preparation workshops organized in all participating countries, in the framework of the 2nd call for proposals
The main focus of the project preparation workshops will be on:
● raising the awareness about the key elements of the Guidelines for Grant Applicants
● strengthening the knowledges about key aspects of project development
● clarifying project proposal financial requirements
● raising the awareness about key aspects of project activity and financial planning
● clarifying how to apply in the programme electronic system
Partner Forum in Chisinau
In view of the 2nd call for Proposals, the Managing Authority of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020, in collaboration with the Joint Technical Secretariat and national authorities of participating countries, and with the support of TESIM project organized in Chisinau, Republic of Moldova, the first Partner Forum.
The second Call for Proposals of the Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 is open starting with 1 October 2018 with deadline 31 January 2019
  Herewith you can access the Applicants Pack for the 2nd Call for proposals of the   Joint Operational Progra


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