ESF Managing Authority

The Managing Authority is responsible for the efficient management and implementation of the PEIL 2014-2020.

The functions of the Managing Authority with regard to the management and monitoring of the PEIL 2014-2020, as defined in Article 125 of Common Provisions Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013, are:

  • Ensuring proper financial management of the ESF within the programme;
  • Certifying and/or validating ESF Expenditure Certification reports and submitting them to the ESF Certifying Authority for payment. All claims must be routed through and signed-off by the Managing Authority before transmission to the Certifying Authority;
  • Satisfying itself that the required verification checks are being undertaken. The Managing Authority is responsible for ensuring that any questions raised during the checking of claims or during audits are also fully investigated and answered/addressed appropriately;
  • Providing the secretariat for the Programme Monitoring Committee of the Operational Programme, and assisting the Monitoring Committee in carrying out its functions;
  • Drawing up and submitting annual and final implementation reports on the Programme activity to the Monitoring Committee and the European Commission;
  • Collating data on each ESF measure for monitoring and evaluation of the Operational Programme, including data on individual participants in measures, where applicable.

The ESF Policy and Operations Unit, as the Managing Authority for the PEIL 2014-2020, is the relevant body for the examination of complaints in respect of the ESF.

For more information please contact:

ESF Policy and Operations Unit

Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science

Block 1, Floor 3

Marlborough Street

Dublin 1

D01 RC96

Phone: 01 889 2003


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