Programme structure

The Monitoring Committee (MC) – consisting of representatives of each participating country – supervises the implementation of the DTP and selects projects to be financed. Its overall task is to ensure the quality and effectiveness of programme implementation assisted by the Joint Secretariat.

The Managing Authority (MA), assisted by the Joint Secretariat (JS), hosted by the Ministry of Finance in Hungary, is responsible for the overall programme implementation. The JS will be the central contact point for potential project applicants and Lead Partners of selected/running operations. The counterparts for the MA with the coordination role on the territory of the participating countries will in the first instance be the MC members representing the national authorities responsible for the DTP.

Danube Transnational Programme – Managing Authority and Joint Secretariat
Ministry of Finance
Office address: Roosevelt Office Building, Széchenyi István tér 7-8, 1051 Budapest (Hungary) 
Postal address: József nádor tér 2-4 – 1051 Budapest, (Hungary)

The Certifying Authority (CA), among other functions, is responsible for drawing up and submitting certified statements of expenditure and applications for payment to the Commission and receiving payments from the Commission. The CA shall use the payments received from the Commission to reimburse the Lead Beneficiaries.

The Audit Authority (AA) ensures that audits are carried out on the management and control systems, on an appropriate sample of operations and on the annual accounts. The AA will be assisted by a Group of Auditors (GoA) comprising of representatives from responsible bodies of each Partner State.

National Contact Points (NCPs) are set up by each participating country to complement transnational activities of the MA and the JS by involving stakeholders from the national level as well as to contribute to the national and transnational programme management.

The Lead Partners (LP) located in one of the Danube Member States is designated by all the beneficiaries participating in a project to assume responsibility for ensuring implementation of the entire operation (including the arrangements for recovering amounts unduly paid); furthermore for ensuring that the expenditure presented by other beneficiaries has been incurred and corresponds to the activities agreed between all the beneficiaries, that it has been verified by a controller, and that the other beneficiaries receive the total amount of the contribution from the funds.

First Level Controllers are designated by each Partner State to ensure the compliance of expenditure incurred by the national project partners with Community and national rules, by carrying out appropriate verifications, covering administrative, financial, technical and physical aspects of operations. Controllers shall be nominated in line with the national provisions of each Partner State. Each country participating in the DTP is responsible for verifications carried out on its territory.

Programme co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA, ENI)