Task of SMC as provided by the IPA Implementing Regulation by gegeshandong

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									Task of SMC as provided by the IPA                   Tasks of the SMC, in accordance with            MC roles in accordance with
Implementing Regulation, Articles 59 and             the Rules of Procedures (approved               Council Regulation 1828/2006
167                                                  during the first meeting of the SMC,
                                                     27th of November 2007, entered into
                                                     force after the FA and FA signed – 5th
                                                     SMC meeting, statutory )
Article 59                                           a. Considers and approves the                   Article 65
Sectoral monitoring committees in the case                general criteria for selecting the         Tasks
of decentralized management                               operations and approves any
                                                          revision of those criteria in              The monitoring committee shall
1. The IPA monitoring committee shall be                  accordance with programming                satisfy itself as to the
assisted by sectoral monitoring committees set            needs;                                     effectiveness and quality of
up under the IPA components within six months        b. Reviews at each meeting progress             the implementation of the
after the entry into force of this Regulation, in         towards achieving the specific             operational programme, in
accordance with the specific provisions laid              targets      of     the      Operational   accordance with the following
down in Part II. The sectoral monitoring                  Programme on the basis of                  provisions:
committees shall be attached to programmes or             documents submitted by the                 (a) it shall consider and approve
components. They may include representatives              Operating Structure;                       the criteria for selecting the
of civil society, where appropriate.                 c. Examines at each meeting the                 operations financed within six
2. Each sectoral monitoring committee shall               physical and financial progress of         months of the approval of the
satisfy itself as to the effectiveness and                implementation, particularly the           operational     programme       and
quality of the implementation of the                      achievement of the targets set for         approve any revision of those
programmes and operations concerned, in                   each priority axis and measures            criteria in accordance with
accordance with the specific provisions laid              and interim evaluations, it shall          programming needs;
down for each component in Part II, and for the           carry out this monitoring by               (b) it shall periodically review
related sectoral and/or financing agreements. It          reference to the indicators agreed;        progress        made        towards
may make proposals to the Commission                 d. Examines the sectoral annual and             achieving the specific targets of
and the national IPA coordinator, with a                  final reports on implementation;           the operational programme on
copy to the national authorising officer, for        e. Informs itself of the annual audit           the      basis    of     documents
decisions on any corrective measures to                   activity report or of the part of the      submitted by the managing
ensure the achievements of programme                      report referring to the Operational        authority;
objectives and enhance the efficiency of the              Programme and of any relevant              (c) it shall examine the results of
assistance provided.                                      elements the Commission may                implementation, particularly the
                                                          make after examining that report or        achievement of the targets set for
The sectoral monitoring committees shall report           relating to that part of the report;       each priority axis and the
to the IPA monitoring committee. They shall          f.   Examines any proposal to amend             evaluations referred to in Article
provide the IPA monitoring committee in                   the financing agreement of the             48(3);
particular with information relating to:                  programme                                  (d) it shall consider and approve
(a) the progress made in implementing the            g. Proposes           to   the      Operating   the annual and final reports on
programmes, by priority axis and, where                   Structure        any     revision     or   implementation referred to in
relevant, by measures or operations; this shall           examination of the programme               Article 67;
include the results achieved, financial                   likely to make possible the                (e) it shall be informed of the
implementation indicators, and other factors              attainment of the programme's              annual control report, or of the
and shall be established with a view to                   objectives or to improve its               part of the report referring to the
improving      the    implementation     of   the         management, including its financial        operational             programme
programmes;                                               management, as well as to                  concerned, and of any relevant
(b) any aspects of the functioning of the                 oversee cross cutting themes and           comments the Commission may
management and control systems raised by the              publicity measures.                        make after examining that report
audit authority, the national authorising officer    h. Provides the IPA Committee with              or relating to that part of the
or the competent accrediting officer.                     the necessary elements to allow it         report;
                                                          to assess the overall effectiveness,       (f) it may propose to the
2. The reports referred to in paragraph 1 shall           quality and coherence of the               managing authority any revision
be sent to the national IPA coordinator, the              implementation of the programme            or examination of the operational
national authorising officer and to the                   and operations towards meeting             programme likely to make
Commission, after examination by the sectoral             the objectives set out in the              possible the attainment of the
monitoring committees.                                    financing agreement as well as in          Funds' objectives referred to in
                                                          the multi-annual indicative planning       Article 3 or to improve its
Article 167                                               documents                                  management,         including    its
Sectoral monitoring committee                        i.   Examines proposals from the IPA            financial management;
                                                          committee for possible decisions           (g) it shall consider and approve
1. In accordance with Article 59, the operating           on any corrective measures to              any proposal to amend the
structure shall establish a sectoral monitoring           ensure the achievements of                 content of the Commission
committee for each programme. A single                    programme           objectives      and    decision on the contribution from
sectoral monitoring committee may be set up               enhance         the     efficiency    of   the Funds.
for several programmes within the same                    assistance provided under the
component. This committee shall meet at least             programme                                  Article 66
twice a year, at the initiative of the beneficiary   j.   Seeks to ensure the effectiveness          Arrangements for monitoring
country or the Commission.                                and quality of the implementation          1. The managing authority and
2. Each sectoral monitoring committee shall               of the programme and operations            the monitoring committee shall
draw up its rules of procedure in compliance              concerned, in accordance with the          ensure the quality of the
with a sectoral monitoring committee                        specific provisions laid down in the     implementation of the operational
mandate set out by the Commission, and                      financing agreement. It may make         programme.
within the institutional, legal and financial               proposals to the Commission and          2. The managing authority and
framework     of     the    beneficiary   country           the national IPA coordinator, with a     the monitoring committee shall
concerned. It shall adopt these rules of                    copy to the national authorising         carry out monitoring by reference
procedure in agreement with the operating                   officer, for decisions on any            to financial indicators and the
structure and the IPA monitoring committee, in              corrective measures to ensure the        indicators referred to in Article
order to exercise its missions in accordance                achievements        of     programme     37(1)(c)    specified    in   the
with this Regulation.                                       objectives and enhance the               operational programme.
3. The sectoral monitoring committee shall be               efficiency    of    the     assistance
co-chaired by the head of the operating                     provided
structure and the Commission. Its composition          k. Provides the IPA monitoring
shall be decided by the operating structure, in             committee in particular with
agreement with the Commission. The sectoral                 information relating to:
monitoring committee shall include the                 l.   (a) the progress made in
Commission, the national IPA coordinator, the               implementing the programmes, by
strategic   coordinator      for   the   regional           priority axis and, where relevant,
development and the human resources                         by measures or operations; this
development components, the operating                       shall include the results achieved,
structure    of    the     programme.      Where            financial implementation indicators,
appropriate,      it     shall    also    include           and other factors and shall be
representatives from the civil society and socio-           established with a view to
economic partners. A representative of the                  improving the implementation of
European Investment Bank may participate in                 the programmes; (b) any aspects
an advisory capacity for those operational                  of     the   functioning      of   the
programmes to which the European Investment                 management and control systems
Bank makes a contribution.                                  raised by the audit authority, the
                                                            national authorising officer or the
4. The sectoral monitoring committee shall:                 competent accrediting officer
                                                       m. Examines          the      results    of
(a) consider and approve the general criteria               evaluations linked to the monitoring
for selecting the operations, in accordance,                of operational programmes
where relevant, with Article 155(2)(g) within six      n. Proposes        to     the     Operating
months of the entry into force of the financing             Structure     any       revision    or
agreement on the programme and approve any                  examination of the programme
revision of those criteria in accordance with               likely to make possible the
programming needs;                                          attainment of the programmes'
(b) review at each meeting progress made                    objectives referred to in Article
towards achieving the specific targets of the               155(2)(a) or to improve its
operational programme on the basis of                       management, including its financial
documents submitted by the operating                        management
structure;                                             The Committee confirms or makes
(c) examine at each meeting the results of             proposals to the Head of the Operating
implementation, particularly the achievement of        Structure, to the Commission, the
the targets set for each priority axis and             Strategic Co-ordinator and the National
measures and interim evaluations referred to in        IPA Co-ordinator to revise the
Article 57(5); it shall carry out this monitoring by   Programme following where relevant an
reference to the indicators referred to in Article     evaluation, including its results as well
155(2)(d);                                             as output and financial indicators used
(d) examine the sectoral annual and final              to monitor the assistance.
reports on implementation referred to in Article
169;
(e) be informed of the annual activity report
referred to in the first indent of Article 29(2)(b),
or of the part of the report referring to the
operational programme concerned, and of any
relevant comments the Commission may make
after examining that report or relating to that
part of the report;
(f) examine any proposal to amend the
financing agreement of the programme.
5. The sectoral monitoring committee may also
propose to the operating structure any
revision or examination of the programme
likely to make possible the attainment of the
programmes' objectives referred to in
Article 155(2)(a) or to improve its
management,          including       its  financial
management.
The tasks of the SMC in accordance with the Financing Agreement between the Government of the Republic of
Turkey and the European Commission concerning multi-annual RCOP, article 83(7):




Source: FA, art, 83(7)

								
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