The Programme is implemented jointly by both countries. In Republic of Serbia, the responsible institutions are:

  • Government of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of European Integration in charge of the overall coordination of the programme, is the Operating Structure (OS) in this country;
  • Government of the Republic of Serbia, Ministry of Finance, Department for Contracting and Financing of EU Funded Programmes (CFCU), responsible for all contract and payment issues, is the Contracting Authority (CA).

In Bosnia and Herzegovina, the responsible institution is:

  • Directorate for European Integration, responsible for the overall coordination of the programme, is the OS in this country.

Moreover, the implementation of the Programme is overseen by a Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) composed of representatives of both participating countries’ institutions and civil society. The JMC will examine and provide an advisory opinion on the list of actions selected through this call for proposals before the grant award decision.

The CA, the OSs and the JMC are assisted by the Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) based in Uzice, Republic of Serbia, and staffed with experts from Republic of Serbia and Bosnia and Herzegovina. The JTS is the administrative body responsible for the day-to-day management of the Programme including support and advice to potential applicants as well as grant beneficiaries. The JTS has an antenna located in Tuzla, Bosnia and Herzegovina. The JTS will assist potential applicants in partner search and project development, organizing information days and workshops; develop and maintain a network of stakeholders; advise grant beneficiaries in project implementation; support the work of the evaluation committee; and prepare, conduct and report on monitoring visits to cross-border cooperation actions.