Monitoring Committee

The Monitoring Committee (MC) is in charge of supervising the programme. Its overall task is to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the programme's implementation. The MC is also responsible for the selection of project applications.

Each programme partner country is represented on the committee and decisions are made by consensus. The committee will also includes permanent observers. In addition, the European Commission is an observer in an advisory capacity.

Members are listed below.

Ms Margretha Jacobsen 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Ms Helinä Yli-Knuutila
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Deputy: Mr Ossi Tornberg
Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment
Ms Satu Vehreävesa
The Regional Council of Pohjois-Savo
Deputy: Mr Heikki Ojala
Council of Oulu Region
Ole Fjordgaard Kjær
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business and Trade
Ms Hólmfríður Sveinsdóttir
Ministry of Transport and Local Government
Ms Sigridur Elin Thordardottir
The Icelandic Regional Development Institute - Byggðastofnun
Mr Mike McGrath
Substitute: Ms Suzanne Harte
Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

Northern and Western Regional Assembly
Ms Lisbeth Nylund
Ministry of Local Government and Modernisation
Mr Stig Olsen
Nordland County Council
Ms Maxi Nachtigall
Ministry of Enterprise and Innovation
Ms Nina Björby
Region Västerbotten
Government of Canada/Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency
Nordic Atlantic Cooperation - NORA
Scottish Government
Northern Ireland Assembly
Arctic Youth Network
Nordic Youth Council
Territorial Council of Saint-Pierre-and-Miquelon