The will of strengthening cooperation within the AII asked for the creation of a Permanent Secretariat, provided with staff and charged with promoting, selecting and coordinating the implementation of project activities.
Therefore, taking into account the Sarajevo Declaration of 1st June 2007, the AII Participating States of the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Croatia, Albania, Greece, Italy, Montenegro, Serbia and Slovenia, have agreed upon to set up the Adriatic and Ionian Initiative Permanent Secretariat (AII–PS) located in Ancona.
Under the direction of the Secretary General, the AII Permanent Secretariat has been established in Ancona. The official inauguration ceremony was held on the 19th June 2008.
The task of the AII–PS is to grant coordination among Participating States in the framework of the AII activities and to provide any possible support to them, as well as to assist Participants and local authorities in implementing projects.
The AII-PS, given its primary focus on coordinating the AII activities and providing for any relevant official documentation, shall fulfil all the tasks assigned by the AII Council, AII Chairmanship in Office and the Committee of AII Senior Officials.
Aii-Ps Guidelines and Rules of Procedures