The governance system of the EUSBSR consists of an array of instances participating in the coordination and implementation of the Strategy. These groups represent the core of the overall initiative and the functioning of the Strategy.


The role of Member States

The Member States and National Coordinators (NCs) involved in the Strategy are implicated at all levels by having an active political engagement, encouraging participation of stakeholders and ensuring the visibility of the EUSBSR within their countries. The Rules of Procedure and meeting reports of the NC group's meetings are available on the EUSBSR website.


The main political role

The European Council, the European Commission and the High Level Group of Macro-regional Strategies have the main political role. They take the Strategy into account in relevant policy initiatives, promote the dialogue between stakeholders and contribute to reviewing and updating the Action Plan.


Overall coordination

The overall coordination of the Strategy lies on the Policy Area Coordinators. They are responsible for the application of the necessary measures to guarantee the success and visibility of the Strategy.


Operational level

At an operational level, there are different programmes and bodies involved in the Strategy. The Strategy includes Programmes under EU Cohesion Policy as well as European Neighbourhood and Partnership Instrument (ENPI) programmes and other Financial instruments e.g. European Investment Bank.