The Managing Authority is in charge of the general implementation of the programme on behalf of the Partner States. It performs its tasks for the benefit of the whole programme and, in line with its coordination role, it further ensures that all programme bodies work together. The Managing Authority organises the call for proposals and coordinates the assessment of the received applications and the monitoring of the funded ones. It is responsible for the sound financial management of the programme.
The Managing Authority also carries out the functions of Certifying Authority. In this respect, the MA checks the correctness of the request for payment submitted by the projects in accordance with the amount of expenditure duly certified and requests payment reimbursement to the European Commission.