Joint Technical Secretariat

The Joint Technical Secretariat is a public establishment set up by the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania. It is responsible for the operational management of the two cross-border cooperation programmes of the European Union, where the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Lithuania acts as the Managing Authority:

  • Lithuania and Poland Cross-Border Cooperation Programme (Objective 3: European Territorial Cooperation):
  • Latvia, Lithuania and Belarus Cross-Border Cooperation Programme (European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument): 

Tasks of Joint Technical Secretariat:

  • The Joint Technical Secretariat manages the day-to-day project application process, which includes registering the applications submitted, providing information to applicants and advising beneficiaries;
  • Uses the system set up by the Managing Authority to gather reliable financial and statistical information on implementation required for proper monitoring of the programmes as well as ex-post evaluation;
  • Assists the Managing Authority in drawing up the annual implementation reports and closure reports of the programmes;
  • Checks the validity of operations financed by the European Union;
  • Organises and co-ordinates the preparation of the meetings and decisions of the Joint Monitoring Committees of the programmes;
  • Liaises on a daily basis with the bodies taking part in the implementation of the programmes in Poland, Latvia, Belarus and the European Union.

Contacts of Joint Technical Secretariat:

Europos pr. 7, 24th floor, LT-09308 Vilnius, Lithuania
Tel.: +370 5 261 0477
Fax: +370 5 261 0498
E-mail: [email protected]

Last updated: 20-09-2023