The general objective of the Joint Operational Programme Romania-Ukraine-Republic of Moldova 2007-2013 is to develop and realise cross-border cooperation projects in the specified programme area. In order to achieve its goals the programme is aiming at setting up a professional and effective Joint Technical Secretariat with educated and experienced international staff covering the programme area.

The Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) is responsible for the day-to-day programme management, providing potential applicants with information and advice during the application process and accompanies the applicants until the projects are completed.

The JTS assists the Joint Monitoring Committee and the Joint Managing Authority in carrying out their respective duties.

The Joint Technical Secretariat (JTS) is set up by the Joint Managing Authority (Ministry of Regional Development and Public Administration, Romania) after consultation with the National Authorities of the other two participating countries (Ministry of Economy of  Ukraine and State Chancellery of the Republic of Moldova).

The JTS will function in two locations within the Regional Office for Cross Border Cooperation Suceava for the Romanian-Ukrainian border and the Regional Office for Cross Border Cooperation Iasi for the Romanian-Moldovan border.

The duties of the JTS include activities related to general programme implementation, technical and administrative management, information and publicity.

More specifically, this includes the preparation of call for proposals; information and publicity activities; the organisation of technical meetings, workshops and info days with the potential applicants and beneficiaries; the participation in the projects selection process and contracting of the selected projects; monitoring progress during the projects implementation; contribution to the regular updating of the programme monitoring system; secretarial tasks in support of the Joint Monitoring Committee including preparation of documents, decisions, minutes and reports.

In order to have a broader view on the programme and the tasks of the JTS please check out the programming document on one of these websites:

, http://www.ro-ua-md.net

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