2.9 Can a Ministry or National Authority located out of the eligible territories take part in a project? Published 2011/05/26

Yes it can participate, if it is not represented locally in the eligible areas or if it has a local office that cannot take legal nor financial obligations, provided that it can demonstrate that the action is carried out in and for the full benefit of the eligible regions of the Programme.
In case a Ministry or a National Authority is represented at local level in an eligible territory, the project activities should be implemented by the local structure.
During the verification of the eligibility within the evaluation process, the JMA may require proof of the territorial competence of the institution.