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National Authorities

The national authorities are counterparts of the JMA in the programme preparation period, in the framework of which they are responsible for the coordination of the programming process in their respective countries, the financial management of the funds, in particular regarding the recovery of any unduly spent amounts on their territory, participation in JMC meetings, and proposing candidates for membership of the SC to the JMC for approval.
The JMA and the NA from Bulgaria and Greece concluded a memorandum of understanding for the recovery of unduly spent funds.
In Non-Member States, the NA signed a Financing Agreement (FA) with the EC regulating the division of responsibilities between the partner country and the EC.

Turkish Authorities

According to IPA rules, the Turkish Authorities shall establish an Operating Structure playing the role of the NA, which will be responsible for the management of IPA funds allocated for the participation of Turkey in the ENPI Black Sea Basin programme. The Operating Structure shall include an Implementing Agency responsible for the tendering, contracting, payments accounting and financial reporting aspects of the procurement and grants financed with IPA funds. The Turkish CFCU will perform this function.
The Operating Structure shall carry out a number of functions that include, inter alia:

  • Participation in the JMC;
  • Monitoring the implementation of operations financed by IPA and carried out by Turkish partners participating in joint projects;
  • Setting up, maintaining and updating a separate reporting and information system, compatible with the MIS used by the JMA;
  • Carrying out verification to ensure that IPA expenditure declared has actually been incurred in accordance with applicable rules that products or services have been delivered in accordance with the approval decision and that the payment requests by the final beneficiary are correct. These verifications shall cover administrative, financial, technical and physical aspects of operations as appropriate;
  • Cooperating closely with the JMA, JTS and JMC in monitoring and reporting, in particular for the activities financed by IPA funds in Turkey

VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT for the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020
  Joint Technical Secretariat of the Black Sea Basin Joint Operational Programme 2014-2020 is looking for 2 posi
Public consultation on the draft Guidelines for Grant Applicants for the second Call for proposals
  The programme management structures have launched an open consultation on its draft Guidelines for Grant Appli
The Project Implementation Manual (PIM) has been developed!
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2018 European Maritime Day conference
The European Commission’s Directorate General for Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, the Bulgarian EU Presidency and the Municipality of Burgas are happy to invite you to European Maritime Day 2018. The conference will take place on 31 May and 1 June 2018 in Burgas, Bulgaria.
Networking, lessons learned and sharing experience for the Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 Programme
The Managing Authority together with the Joint Technical Secretariat of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020” organized on January 31, 2018 a networking event in order to collect and transfer the lessons learned and share experience for the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2014-2020”, thus marking the closure of the Joint Operational Programme “Black Sea Basin 2007-2013”.
Second meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee for Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020
The second meeting of the Joint Monitoring Committee for Joint Operational Programme Black Sea Basin 2014-2020 was organized on 30th of January 2018, in Bucharest.
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