Programme Monitoring Committee (PMC)
The PMC is in charge of supervising the programme and its overall task is to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the programme's implementation. The PMC is also responsible for the assessment and approval of project applications. Each country involved in the programme is represented on the committee and decisions are made by consensus. List of PMC members.
Programme Management Group (PMG)
A Programme Management Group has been set up to support and assist the PMC, the MA and CA and the Programme Secretariat in carrying out their tasks, especially those relating to the administration of ERDF funds. It also facilitates contacts and the flow of information between programme partners. List of PMG members.
Regional Advisory Groups (RAGs)
RAGs have been established in each programme partner country. These groups have an advisory role in the assessment procedure for project applications. RAGs consider the suitability and priority of project applications from a regional perspective. Their input helps form the basis of the Secretariat’s decision proposal to the PMC before it takes a final decision on the project application. The members of the RAGs have different fields of expertise upon which they base their recommendations. List of RAG Chairpersons.
Certifying Authority (CA)
The Certifying Authority is the body that actually handles the transfer of payments to projects and makes the claim to the European Commission. It is the Economy Unit of the County Administrative Board of Västerbotten in Umeå, Sweden. See contact details below.
Audit Authority (AA)
The Audit Authority is responsible for sample checks of projects to ensure compliance with the necessary rules and regulations. It is the Swedish National Financial Management Authority (Ekonomistyrningsverket). See contact details below.