Programme Structures

The MA Interreg 2021-2027 (Ministry of Development and Investments), assisted by the Joint Secretariats (JS) of the Programmes, is responsible for the overall management and implementation of the cooperation programmes: INTERREG VI-A “Greece – Bulgaria”, INTERREG VI -A “Greece – Italy”, INTERREG VI-A “Greece – Cyprus”, INTERREG VI-A IPA “Greece – Albania”, INTERREG VI-A IPA “Greece – North Macedonia”. It is also the “National Authority – National Contact Point” in Greece for the cooperation programmes “Interreg Euro-MED”, “Interreg IPA ADRION”, “Interreg NEXT Mediterranean Sea Basin” (“NEXT MED”), “Interreg NEXT Black Sea Basin”, “Interreg Europe” and “INTERACT”.

The JSs are the points of contact and support for the (potential) Beneficiaries and the Beneficiaries of the projects and contribute to supporting the communication of the representatives of the cooperating countries participating in the programmes.

First Level Control: In order to verify the expenditure, each Member State sets up a verification system, which allows the verification of the co-financed deliverables (products / services), the documentation of the expenditure declared for operations or parts of operations and compliance with the Union and National rules.

Verifications are carried out by auditors designated by the Member States respectively and include the following procedures:

  • administrative verifications
  • on-the–spot verifications

The Certifying Authority (CA) is, among other, responsible for drawing up and submitting statements of verified expenditure of projects under the programmes, payment requests to the Commission and receipt of payments (from the Commission).

The Audit Authority (EA) – EDEL covers the needs of the execution of audits. For this purpose, organic units (Directorates and Independent Departments) have been established in the General Directorate of Audits of Co-financed Programs (of the Special Secretariat of Fiscal Audits of the General Secretariat of Fiscal Policy of the Ministry of Finance). The employees who work in the relevant organizational units of EDEL are registered in its “Record of Financial Auditors” and “Auditors”.

The Monitoring Committee (MC), which consists of representatives of the Programmes participating countries, supervises the implementation of the programmes and selects the projects to be co-financed. Its general objective is to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the implementation of the Programmes.