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Commission Decision of 5 March 2008 laying down rules for the implementation of Decision No 575/2007/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council establishing the European Return Fund for the period 2008 to 2013 as part of the General programme Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows as regards Member States' management and control systems, the rules for administrative and financial management and the eligibility of expenditure on projects co-financed by the Fund (notified under document number C(2008)796) (Only the Bulgarian, Czech, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish and Swedish texts are authentic) (2008/458/EC)

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1.IDENTIFICATION OF THE DESIGNATED AUTHORITIES

1.1.General information on the designated authorities

1.1.1.Short description of the choices made on the designation of the different authorities

1.1.2.Indication of whether these management and control systems are operational

If not, indication of the date when they will be operational

1.1.3.Indication of whether these management and control systems have been accredited by the Commission for other Community financial instruments (if applicable)

1.2.Organisation chart(s) of the entire body(-ies) within which the designated authorities are functioning

1.3.Responsible authority

1.3.1.The date and form of the formal designation of the responsible authority

1.3.2.Legal status of the responsible authority

1.3.3.Specification of the functions carried out directly by the responsible authority and (if applicable and/or foreseen) by other bodies under the responsibility of the responsible authority (outsourcing of tasks, excluding the tasks entrusted to the delegated authority(ies) under point 1.4)

1.3.4.Organisation chart and specification of the functions of the units (including the indicative number of posts allocated)

1.3.5.Information whether the responsible authority can also act as executing body for the projects co-financed by the Fund

1.3.6.If the responsible authority is the same for more than one of the four Funds, a description of the common functions and systems

1.4.The delegated authority(ies)

1.4.1.The reasons for establishing any delegated authority

1.4.2.The date and form of the formal designation of the delegated authority(ies)

1.4.3.Legal status of the delegated authority(ies)

1.4.4.Specification of the functions carried out directly by the delegated authority(ies) and (if applicable and/or foreseen) by other bodies under the responsibility of the delegated authority(ies) (outsourcing of tasks)

1.4.5.Organisation chart and specification of the functions of the units (including indicative number of posts allocated)

1.4.6.Information whether delegated authority(ies) can also act as executing body for the projects co-financed by the Fund

1.4.7.If the delegated authority(ies) is (are) the same for more than one of the four Funds, a description of the common functions and systems

1.5.Certifying authority

1.5.1.The date and form of the formal designation of the certifying authority

1.5.2.Legal status of the certifying authority

1.5.3.Specification of the functions carried out directly by the certifying authority and (if applicable and/or foreseen) by other bodies under the responsibility of the certifying authority (outsourcing of tasks)

1.5.4.Organisation chart and specification of the functions of the units (including indicative number of posts allocated)

1.5.5.If the certifying authority is the same for more than one of the four Funds, a description of the common functions and systems

1.6.Audit authority

1.6.1.The date and form of the formal designation of the audit authority

1.6.2.Legal status of the audit authority

1.6.3.Specification of the functions carried out directly by the audit authority and (if applicable and/or foreseen) by other bodies under the responsibility of the audit authority (outsourcing of tasks)

1.6.4.Organisation chart and specification of the functions of the units (including indicative number of posts allocated)

1.6.5.Staff qualifications for the audit authority and (if applicable and/or foreseen) of the other bodies expected to carry out audit work (outsourcing of tasks)

1.6.6.If the audit authority is the same for more than one of the four Funds, a description of the common functions and systems

1.6.7.If a responsible authority can also act as executing body for the projects co-financed by the Fund, a description of arrangements ensuring the independent position of the audit authority in accordance with article 8

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