Glossary Terms

European Regional Development Fund – ERDF

Since 1975 ERDF has provided support for the creation of infrastructure and productive job-creating investment. This instrument aims to reduce regional development disparities, primarily through productive investment, the creation and modernisation of infrastructure, measures to generate regional development and related [... Read More]

Joint Monitoring Committee – JMC

The Joint Monitoring Committee (JMC) is a body set up by representatives from the countries participating in Cross-Border Programmes for the purpose of proper implementation of the programme. JMC shall satisfy itself as to the effectiveness and quality of the [... Read More]

Joint Technical Secretariat

The Joint Technical Secretariat is a body established by the Managing Authority of a Cross-Border Programme and the participating countries, or by the Operating Structures in the participating countries in the Cross-Border Programme for the purpose of assisting these bodies [... Read More]


In the case of DIS in the Republic of Macedonia, legality means conformity to the legal acts accepted as legal basis for all DIS activities and transactions, through which these activities and transactions have legal force. It actually represents conformity [... Read More]

Beneficiary Country – BC

The Republic of Macedonia, as a country benefiting from the EU financial cooperation.

Transition Assistance and Institution Building Component – TAIB

The first IPA Component. This component is strictly an aquis-related and institution building component that will assist the Government of the Republic of Macedonia in building up administrative and judicial capacity in the process of fulfilling the Copenhagen political, economic [... Read More]

Human Resource Development Component – HRD

The fourth IPA Component. The objective of HRD component is to assist the RoM in the management and implementation of the Community’s cohesion policy after accession, particularly the European Social Fund (ESF) and in achieving the EU standards with regard [... Read More]

IPA Co-ordinator

A person appointed within the Line Ministry or the Beneficiary Institution under IPA Component II, IPA Component III or IPA Component IV, responsible for the technical aspects of the projects to be implemented within the Line Ministry or the Beneficiary [... Read More]

IPA Monitoring Committee

The main monitoring body for the implementation of IPA measures on the level of beneficiary country. It is composed of the representatives of the European Commission, the National IPA Coordinator (NIPAC), the National Authorising Officer, the Strategic Coordinator and the [... Read More]

Cohesion Fund

Under the terms of Article 130d of the EC Treaty, the Cohesion Fund was set up in 1993 to provide financial help for projects in the fields of environment and transport infrastructure. In order to speed up economic, social and [... Read More]