PBU

Structure of the programme bodies

In accordance with the legal basis of the Programme, the representatives of the three participating countries decided to arrange the following joint and national institutional structure for the Programme implementation.

The management functions shall be performed by the following institutions:

  • Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC);
  • Managing Authority (MA) located in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Poland;
  • National Authority (NA) in Poland located in the Ministry of Economic Development of the Republic of Poland;
  • National Authority in Belarus located in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs;
  • National Authority in Ukraine located in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade;
  • Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) located in Warsaw in the Center of European Projects ;
  • Branch Office in Rzeszów – located in the Marshal Office of the Podkarpackie Voivodeship;
  • Branch Office in Brest – located in Institution “Brest Transboundary Infocentre”;
  • Branch Office in Lviv – located in the Information and Cross-border Cooperation Support Centre “Dobrosusidstvo”.

The control functions shall be performed at the following levels:

  • Independent auditors who will be selected by the project beneficiaries and who will be responsible for expenditure verification at the project level;
  • MA and the JTS who will be assisted by the Control Contact Points (CCP) in each country:
    • Control Contact Point in Poland – located in the Center of European Projects;
    • Control Contact Point in Belarus – located in the Center for International Technical Assistance of the European Union in Belarus;
    • Control Contact Point in Ukraine – located in the Ministry of Finance of Ukraine.

The audit functions shall be performed by the following institutions:

  • Audit Authority (AA) – General Inspector of Treasury Control in the Ministry of Finance of the Republic of Poland;
  • Group of Auditors (GoA) which shall be composed by the following members:
    • Poland shall be represented by the Ministry of Finance;
    • Belarus shall be represented by the Ministry of Finance;
    • Ukraine shall be represented by the Accounting Chamber.

Detailed roles and responsibilities of the abovementioned Programme bodies are stipulated in further chapters of the JOP and in the description of the Programme Management and Control System (PMCS).