Management and monitoring of structural programmes
Although the Structural Funds are part of the Community budget, the way
in which they are spent is based on a system of shared responsibility
between the European Commission and Member State governments:
- the Commission negotiates and approves the development programmes
proposed by the Member States and allocates resources.
- the Member States and their regions manage the programmes, implement
them by selecting projects, control and assess them.
- the Commission is involved in programme monitoring, commits and pays
out approved expenditure and verifies the control systems which have
been put in place.
This Community funds management system is based on the principles of
subsidiarity and partnership with a view to delivering prompt and efficient
assistance. It nevertheless requires all parties involved to play their
part and take their share of responsibility in the implementation of programmes
up to 2006.
- The programmes: types and financing plans
- The projects: eligibility and co-financing
- Management and monitoring
- The process for allocating of European funds
- Control systems
This information is summarised in the Inforegio general information
management of the Structural Funds: a major issue for the Union's