The EUI is an instrument of the European Union and is managed by the Commission’s Directorate-General for Regional and Urban Policy via indirect management. The EUI is set out in Article 12 of the ERDF/CF Regulation.
In accordance with Article 154 of the Financial Regulation, following a call for expression of interest launched in May 2021, the European Commission has designated the Region Hauts-de-France (France) as Entrusted Entity for the implementation of the EUI. A Contribution Agreement has been signed between the European Commission (DG Regional and Urban Policy) and the Region Hauts-de-France which sets out in detail the rules for the implementation and for the payment of the EU Contribution, defines the entrusted tasks and supervision exercised by the European Commission over the indirect management of the Initiative.
A European Urban Initiative Permanent Secretariat (hereinafter: Permanent Secretariat) has been created to assist the Entrusted Entity and to ensure the day-to-day management of the EUI.
Regulation (EU, Euratom) 2018/1046 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 July 2018 on the financial rules applicable to the general budget of the Union, amending Regulations (EU) No 1296/2013, (EU) No 1301/2013, (EU) No 1303/2013, (EU) No 1304/2013, (EU) No 1309/2013, (EU) No 1316/2013, (EU) No 223/2014, (EU) No 283/2014, and Decision No 541/2014/EU and repealing Regulation (EU, Euratom) No 966/2012: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/eli/reg/2018/1046/oj