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Title: Folie 1


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Tempus Project Representatives Meeting 15 and 16
March 2010
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Tempus IV Second Call Tempus IV EAC-01-2009
Financial Rules
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Outline
  • Budget headings ceilings
  • Tendering procedures
  • Exchange rates
  • Financial Report supporting documents
  • Modifications to the budget
  • Co-financing concept
  • Determination of the final grant
  • Payment cycle

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ANNEX II of the Grant Agreement Estimated budget
of the action
PROJECT COSTS PROJECT COSTS
I Staff costs (max 40 of total eligible direct costs) 400.000,00
II Travel costs, costs of stay 300.000,00
III Equipment (max 30 of total eligible direct costs) III Equipment (max 30 of total eligible direct costs) 200.000,00
IV Printing and publishing IV Printing and publishing 80.000,00
V Other costs 20.000,00
  Eligible direct costs (total I - V) 1.000.000,00
VI Indirect costs (max 7 of total eligible direct costs) VI Indirect costs (max 7 of total eligible direct costs) 60.000,00
  Total eligible costs (total I - VI) 1.060.000,00

PROJECT FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE
Co-financing of at least 10 of the total eligible direct costs Co-financing of at least 10 of the total eligible direct costs 150.000,00
Tempus grant includes financing to a maximum of 90 of the total eligible direct costs (from the EU) and indirect costs Tempus grant includes financing to a maximum of 90 of the total eligible direct costs (from the EU) and indirect costs 910.000,00
TOTAL PROJECT FINANCE TOTAL PROJECT FINANCE 1.060.000,00
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Budget headings contractual ceilings
Max 40 of the total eligible direct costs
Co-financing is subject to the 40 limit Up to
10 flexibility without authorisation Local
salary rates to be applied
I. Staff costs (incl. replacement costs)
Up to 10 flexibility without authorisation
Travel costs Actual costs per person Costs of
stay daily allowances
II. Travel costs and Costs of stay
Max. 30 of the total eligible direct costs
Co-financing is subject to the 30 limit Up to
10 flexibility without authorisation
III. Equipment
IV. Printing Publishing
Up to 10 flexibility without authorisation
V. Other costs
Max. 7 of the total eligible direct costs
Recalculated at the end of the project based on
the actual eligible costs. Co-financing not
permitted
VI. Indirect costs
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I. Staff costs (incl. replacement costs)
  • To cover the costs of staff directly necessary
    for the achievement of the
  • results and not covered by other sources
  • Administrative or academic tasks (3.1
    Guidelines)
  • course development, maintenance of online
    courses/website, etc.
  • Language / IT courses, translation services,
    evaluation activities when
  • performed by internal staff (if
    sub-contracted ? Other costs)
  • - Replacement costs for EU staff (3.2 of
    Guidelines)

purpose
Staff costs should respect local salary rates and
reflect the employing institution's usual policy
on remuneration. Reference daily rates
Guidelines/Annex 3. Total expenditures for Staff
Costs cannot exceed the 40 ceiling (with 10
flexibility). Co-financing is also subject to the
40 ceiling.
contractual rules
  • The beneficiary shall retain
  • - For staff members Staff Convention
    (Guidelines/Annex1)
  • For external staff Subcontract or Staff
    Convention and invoice (plus 3
  • offers if the
    contract is gt EUR 25,000)
  • For replacement of EU teaching staff
    confirmation of engagement from EU
  • institution and Staff Convention
  • Formal justification needs to be retained if the
    applied salary rates exceed the reference rates
    of Guidelines/Annex 3
  • The beneficiary shall provide
  • Copies of subcontracts and invoices if the
    contract or remuneration is
  • bigger than EUR 25,000
  • Explanation to be given in the financial
    statement (final report) if higher
  • salary rates are applied

supporting documents
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Example Staff Costs - Reference daily rates for
EU staff (in ) (gross rates) Guidelines for
the use of the Grant (Annex 3)
Country Manager Teacher Technical Administrative
Belgique/Belgie - BE 297 254 205 160
Bulgaria- BG 62 56 43 29
Ceska Republika - CZ 114 114 82 59
Danmark - DK 386 331 269 211
Deutschland - DE 286 248 200 154
Eesti - EE 93 84 59 42
Ellas - EL 211 180 147 115
Espana -ES 233 209 161 113
France - FR 335 283 185 141
Ireland - IE 378 329 275 201
Italia - IT 448 262 178 147
Kypros - CY 240 211 131 89
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II. Travel costs and costs of stay- Staff
To cover the costs of travel and subsistence
allowances of staff, experts included in the
partnership, subcontractors and Associate
Partners for mobilities linked to
teaching/training assignments, retraining, update
of courses, practical placements, short visits
for coordination and planning, short intensive
courses, dissemination visits.
purpose
  • The budget for Travel Costs and Costs of Stay
    should
  • cover only actual travel costs (including visa
    fee and related obligatory
  • insurances, travel insurance and cancellation
    costs if justified)
  • cover the daily allowance the ceilings per
    person indicated at point
  • 4.4.3 of the Guidelines must be respected
  • Travel for research activities is not allowed

contractual rules
  • The beneficiary shall retain with the project
    accounts
  • a filled-in Individual Mobility Report for each
    mobility using
  • the standard form (Guidelines, Annex 2)
  • readable copies of travel tickets, invoices,
    boarding passes, receipts.
  • The beneficiary is not requested to send any
    supporting
  • document with the Final report

supporting documents
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II. Staff activities and mobility directions
Point 4.4.1 Guidelines
General principle mobilities within the
countries participating in the project
Activity
Direction
Assignments for teachers/trainers PC ? EU / EU ? PC
Re-training and up-dating courses PC ? EU / PC
Practical placements PC ? EU / PC
Short visits for coordination and management meetings ALL
Short intensive courses in specific subject area (including language) Within the PC or combined with another PC ? EU mobility
Visit for dissemination purposes Mobility is allowed to other institutions in the Partner Countries
Specific authorisation is requested for any
destination/ duration different from the above
ones
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II. Travel costs and costs of stay- Students
To cover the costs of travel and subsistence
allowances of students for mobilities linked to
study periods abroad, practical placements in an
enterprise, intensive courses for Partner
Country students in EU, participation of student
representatives in targeted mobilities
purpose
  • The budget for Travel Costs and Costs of Stay
    should
  • cover only actual travel costs (including visa
    fee and related obligatory
  • insurances, travel insurance and cancellation
    costs if justified)
  • cover a monthly allowance for subsistance
    /accommodation /local
  • transport and personal insurance the ceiling
    per month and per person
  • indicated at point 4.5.3 of the Guidelines
    must be respected
  • Host universities can claim institutional costs
    for receiving
  • students for study period from abroad (point
    4.5.4 of Guidelines)
  • The duration of student mobilities should be
    minimum 2 weeks
  • and maximum 3 months

contractual rules
  • The beneficiary shall retain
  • a filled-in Individual Mobility Report for each
    mobility using the
  • standard form (Guidelines/Annex 2)
  • readable copies of travel tickets, invoices,
    boarding passes, receipts
  • The beneficiary is not requested to send any
    supporting
  • document with the Final report

supporting documents
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II. Students - activities / mobility directions
Point 4.5.1 Guidelines
General principle mobilities within the
consortium members
Activity Direction Duration
Study period EU ?EU NO! Min 2 weeks Max 3 months
Practical placement EU ?PC PC ? EU Within PC Min 1 month Max 3 months
Intensive course PC ? EU ONLY! Min 2 weeks Max 3 months
Student representatives from PC and EU in targeted mobilities All Min 2 weeks Max 3 months
Specific authorisation is requested for any
destination/ duration different from the above
ones.
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III. Equipment
To cover the costs of equipment directly relevant
to the projects Objectives (hardware an
software), the costs for installing internet
connection, for access to databases, for
equipment insurance/transport/ installation, for
maintenance of equipment. Prior authorisation
required for hire of equipment
purpose
  • The equipment must
  • - be exclusively for PC universities included in
    the partnership (JP)
  • - be exclusively for PC universities/institutions/
    organisations included
  • in the partnership but not for Associated
    Partners (SM)
  • be exempt from VAT and custom duties (they are
    not eligible)
  • Depreciation does not applied the overall cost
    of equipment is covered
  • Total expenses for equipment cannot exceed the
    30 ceiling
  • (plus 10 flexibility). Co-financing is aslo
    subject to the 30 ceiling.

contractual rules
  • The beneficiary shall retain readable copies of
  • all invoices for all equipment declared costs
  • proofs of tendering procedure (min. 3 offers)
    for purchases
  • above EUR 25,000
  • The Beneficiary shall provide
  • Readable copies of invoices if the purchase is
    above EUR 25,000
  • The names of the firms consulted (min. 3) has
    to be indicated in the
  • Financial statement (Final report)

supporting documents
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IV. Printing Publishing
  • Printing Publishing budget heading can cover
  • paper and electronic productions (electronic
    form)
  • design, development and establishment of website
  • photocopying of teaching materials/documentation
  • (general photocopying ? Indirect Costs)

purpose
Internal staff costs may not be covered by this
budget heading (i.e. web updating and web
maintenance)
contractual rules
The beneficiary shall retain with the project
accounts readable copies of all invoices
(internal invoices to be issued for in-house
printing and publishing). The beneficiary is
not requested to send any supporting document
with the Final report
supporting documents
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V. Other costs
  • Other costs budget heading can cover other costs
    not
  • included under other categories
  • - Costs related to dissemination of information
    (advertising in media,
  • promotional materials such as pen, bags,
    posters, etc.)
  • inter-project coaching (maximum of EUR 2,500)
  • bank charges (including bank guarantee charges
    where requested)
  • external audit fees (where requested)
  • Language / IT courses, translation services,
    evaluation activities if
  • subcontracted to external service providers
    (when performed by
  • internal staff ? Staff Costs)
  • - hire of premises for dissemination events
    (prior
  • authorisation required).

purpose
Ineligible costs hospitality costs, costs
related to the use of materials incurred by
institutions when hosting students/ staff,
registration fees for courses/conferences, exchang
e losses, etc.
contractual rules
The beneficiary shall retain with the projects
accounts readable copies of all invoices and bank
statements. The beneficiary is not requested
to send any supporting document with the Final
report
supporting documents
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VI. Indirect Costs
  • Indirect Costs can cover
  • - stationary, office supplies, general
    photocopying
  • postage and telecommunication costs attributable
    to the project
  • Use of internet/communication software (e.g.
    Skype)

purpose
  • Eligible for flat-rate funding of up to 7 of the
    total direct
  • eligible costs (Art. I.4.2)
  • At the end of the project, the Indirect Costs
    incurred and declared
  • will be considered eligible so long as they
  • do not exceed the absolut amount shown for
    Indirect Costs
  • in Annex II of the Grant Agreement (approved
    budget)
  • do not represent more than 7 of the total
    actual eligible direct
  • costs following the financial assessment

contractual rules
supporting documents
  • NO supporting document is required
  • The indirect costs incurred in carrying out the
    project have
  • to be declared in the Financial Statement of
    Final Report

NO co-financing is permitted under this
budget heading
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Tendering Procedure
  • The beneficiary shall apply the award of contract
    procedure (Art. II.9) when
  • purchasing any kind of goods or services in the
    framework of the Tempus project
  • in case of sub-contract with individual
    expert/industry/enterprise/ institutions for
    academic or administrative tasks
  • BUT ONLY IF
  • the amount of the purchase/sub-contract exceeds
    the threshold of
  • EUR 25,000
  • Proofs of awarding procedure (at least 3 offers)
    should be retained with the projects accounts
  • The names of the providers consulted (min. 3)
    shall be indicated in the final financial
    statement of the Final Report.
  • N.B. The purchase cannot be split into smaller
    contracts with
  • individual amounts lower than the threshold

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Exchange rates
  • All transactions ? EUR must be converted and
    reported in EUR in the Financial Statement of
    the Final Report
  • Which exchange rate?
  • from the start of the eligibility period until
    the second pre-financing the monthly accounting
    rate applicable on the month in which you
    received the first pre-financing should be
    applied
  • from the second pre-financing until the end of
    the eligibility period the rate of the month in
    which you received the second pre-financing
    should be applied
  • The rate to be applied is the monthly
    accounting rate established by the Commission and
    published on its website http//ec.europa.eu/budg
    et/inforeuro
  • N.B. Exchange losses are not eligible

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Summary table supporting documents
Budget heading Supporting documents Supporting documents
Budget heading To be submitted To be kept with project accounts
I. Staff Costs Copy of the sub-contract and invoice when a sub-contract is above 25,000 Staff Conventions for staff members Sub-contracts and invoices for external staff For a sub-contract above 25 000, docs on the tendering procedure (min 3 offers). Formal justification for higher salary rates For replacement costs, confirmation from the EU institution that the vacated role was filled for the period in question Convention for each staff member filling the vacated role.
II. Travel Costs Costs of Stay None Individual mobility reports and all copies of travel tickets, boarding passes, invoices, receipts.
III. Equipment Copy of invoices for equipment with a total value above  25 000 All invoices for all equipment purchased Three estimates /offers for equipment purchases above 25 000.
  • (The names of the companies contacted have to
    be indicated in the Final Report)

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Summary table supporting documents
Budget heading Supporting documents Supporting documents
Budget heading To be submitted To be kept with project accounts
IV. Pringting Publishing None All invoices
V. Other Costs None All invoices, bank statements
VI. Indirect Costs None None
  • An Audit Report on the action's financial
    statements and underlying accounts must be
    submitted for grants above EUR 750.000
  • The rules on supporting documents apply for both
    expenditure paid by Tempus and co-financed
  • General advice justification/explanation in the
    financial statement in case of doubts
  • Supporting documents should be collected as soon
    as the expenditure is incurred

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Financial report and supporting documents
  • A copy of some supporting documents only is to be
    transmitted with the Final report and Request of
    payment of the balance
  • (ref. Guidelines for the use of the grant).
  • ? The beneficiaries are requested to keep with
    the project accounts all the supporting
    documents.
  • If the Executive Agency deems it necessary,
    copies of invoices and other supporting documents
    not required with the Final report can be
    requested and examined in detail after the
    submission of the Report.
  • These proposed simplifications will be
    accompanied by a rigorous audit policy carried
    out on behalf of the Executive Agency, mainly by
    increasing the number of ex-post audit missions
    and of monitoring missions which will also focus
    on the evaluation of financial aspects.

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Modifications to the Budget
  • PRIOR written authorisation by EACEA is needed
    for any increase of the approved amount allocated
    under each budget heading of direct costs of more
    than 10
  • Requests must indicate the reason and the impact
    of such budget modifications on the activities
    and the expected outcomes of the modification. It
    must be submitted one month before the end of the
    eligibility period at the latest.
  • The ceiling for equipment and staff costs (30
    and 40 of the total eligible direct costs shown
    in Annex II) is not subject to negociation. The
    flexibility of 10 applies also to the ceilings.
  • Indirect Costs are not subject to budget
    modification and the 10 flexibility do not apply
    to Indirect Costs.

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Co-financing concept
  • The Tempus grant contribution may not exceed 90
    of the total
  • eligible direct costs (Tempus co-financing) at
    the end of the project up to 7 of the total
    eligible direct costs (to cover indirect costs)
  • Actual Co-financing (minimum 10)
  • should be declared and justified in the Final
    Report and will be
  • considered and assessed for the calculation
    of the total eligible
  • costs at the end of the project
  • must satisfy the same rules as Tempus grant
    including the
  • contractual ceilings of 30 (Equipment), 40
    (Staff Costs) and the
  • 10 flexibility on transfers between budget
    headings
  • can not cover costs which are not eligible for
    Tempus funding
  • can be declared under any budget heading except
    Indirect Costs
  • has to respect the same rules on supporting
    documents which
  • apply for the expenditure paid by Tempus

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Determination of the final grant Art. II.17 Grant
Agreement
The final grant will correspond to the lowest
amount among the following ceilings calculated
at the end of the project Ceiling A of the
total eligible direct costs at the end
of the project as indicated in art. I.4.3
Ceiling B Total declared expenditure minus
declared co-financing amount Ceiling
C Maximum Tempus Grant amount amount
indicated in art. I.4.3
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Determination of the final grant
Assumption all declared expenditures are
eligible including indirect costs
Art. I.4.2 The total budget (incl. co-financing)
ex. 1.060.000 Art. I.4.3 Maximum EU grant in
amount ex. EUR 910.000 85 of total
eligible direct costs indirect costs
PROJECT COSTS PROJECT COSTS Approved budget
I Staff costs 400.000,00
II Travel costs, costs of stay 300.000,00
III Equipment III Equipment 200.000,00
IV Printing and publishing IV Printing and publishing 80.000,00
V Other costs 20.000,00
  Eligible direct costs (total I - V) 1.000.000,00
VI Indirect costs (up to 7 of total eligible direct osts) VI Indirect costs (up to 7 of total eligible direct osts) 60.000,00
  Total eligible costs (total I - VI) 1.060.000,00

PROJECT FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE
Co-financing of at least 10 of the total eligible direct costs (ex.15) Co-financing of at least 10 of the total eligible direct costs (ex.15) 150.000,00
Tempus grant includes financing to a maximum of 90 of the total eligible direct costs (from the EU) and indirect costs Tempus grant includes financing to a maximum of 90 of the total eligible direct costs (from the EU) and indirect costs 910.000,00
TOTAL PROJECT FINANCE TOTAL PROJECT FINANCE 1.060.000,00
DECLARED PAID BY TEMPUS DECLARED CO-FINANCED TOTAL DECLARED EXPENDITURE
290.000,00 10.000,00 300.000,00
150.000,00 50.000,00 200.000,00
95.000,00 5.000,00 100.000,00
35.000,00 5.000,00 40.000,00
20.000,00 0 20.000,00
590.000,00 70.000,00 660.000,00
46.200,00 46.200,00
636.200,00 70.000,00 706.200,00
Ceiling A (85 of 660.000 indirect costs)
561.000 46.200 EUR
607.200 Ceiling B 706.200 - 70.000 EUR
636.200 Ceiling C EUR 910.000 Final decision on
payment CEILING A EUR 607.200
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Determination of the final grant
Assumption all declared expenditures are
eligible including indirect costs
Art. I.4.2 The total budget (incl. co-financing)
ex. 1.060.000 Art. I.4.3 Maximum EU grant in
amount ex. EUR 910.000 85 of total
eligible direct costs indirect costs
PROJECT COSTS PROJECT COSTS Approved budget
I Staff costs 400.000,00
II Travel costs, costs of stay 300.000,00
III Equipment III Equipment 200.000,00
IV Printing and publishing IV Printing and publishing 80.000,00
V Other costs 20.000,00
  Eligible direct costs (total I - V) 1.000.000,00
VI Indirect costs (up to 7 of total eligible direct costs) VI Indirect costs (up to 7 of total eligible direct costs) 60.000,00
  Total eligible costs (total I - VI) 1.060.000,00

PROJECT FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE
Co-financing of at least 10 of the total eligible direct costs (ex.15) Co-financing of at least 10 of the total eligible direct costs (ex.15) 150.000,00
Tempus grant includes financing to a maximum of 90 of the total eligible direct costs (from the EU) and indirect costs Tempus grant includes financing to a maximum of 90 of the total eligible direct costs (from the EU) and indirect costs 910.000,00
TOTAL PROJECT FINANCE TOTAL PROJECT FINANCE 1.060.000,00
DECLARED PAID BY TEMPUS DECLARED CO-FINANCED TOTAL DECLARED EXPENDITURE
320.000,00 80.000,00 400.000,00
230.000,00 20.000,00 250.000,00
80.000,00 20.000,00 100.000,00
30.000,00 10.000,00 40.000,00
10.000,00 0 10.000,00
670.000,00 130.000,00 800.000,00
56.000,00 56.000,00
726.000,00 130.000,00 856.000,00
Ceiling A (85 of 800.000 indirect costs)
680.000 56.000 EUR 736.000 Ceiling B
856.000-130.000 EUR 726.000 Ceiling C EUR
910.000 Final decision on payment CEILING B
EUR 726.000
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Determination of the final grant
Assumption all declared expenditures are
eligible including indirect costs
Art. I.4.2 The total budget (incl. co-financing)
ex. 1.060.000 Art. I.4.3 Maximum EU grant in
amount ex. EUR 910.000 85 of total
eligible direct costs indirect costs
PROJECT COSTS PROJECT COSTS Approved budget
I Staff costs 400.000,00
II Travel costs, costs of stay 300.000,00
III Equipment III Equipment 200.000,00
IV Printing and publishing IV Printing and publishing 80.000,00
V Other costs 20.000,00
  Eligible direct costs (total I - V) 1.000.000,00
VI Indirect costs (up to 7 of total eligible direct costs) VI Indirect costs (up to 7 of total eligible direct costs) 60.000,00
  Total eligible costs (total I - VI) 1.060.000,00

PROJECT FINANCE PROJECT FINANCE
Co-financing of at least 10 of the total eligible direct costs (ex.15) Co-financing of at least 10 of the total eligible direct costs (ex.15) 150.000,00
Tempus grant includes financing to a maximum of 90 of the total eligible direct costs (from the EU) and indirect costs Tempus grant includes financing to a maximum of 90 of the total eligible direct costs (from the EU) and indirect costs 910.000,00
TOTAL PROJECT FINANCE TOTAL PROJECT FINANCE 1.060.000,00
DECLARED PAID BY TEMPUS DECLARED CO-FINANCED TOTAL DECLARED EXPENDITURE
340.000,00 100.000 440.000,00
330.000,00 70.000 400.000,00
210.000,00 10.000 220.000,00
75.000,00 5.000 80.000,00
15.000,00 5.000 20.000,00
970.000,00 190.000,00 1.160.000,00
60.000,00 60.000,00
1.030.000,00 190.000 1.220.000,00
Ceiling A (85 of 1.160.000 indirect costs)
986.000 60.000 EUR
1046.000 Ceiling B 1.220.000 -190.000 EUR
1.030.000 Ceiling C EUR 910.000 Final decision
on payment CEILING C EUR 910.000
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Payment Cycle
45 days
  • - After the date when the last of the parties
    signs the GA ?
  • (OR upon receipt of a financial guarantee if
    required)
  • - After the reception of
  • following the approval
  • of the Final Report
  • including

1st pre-financing 60
? Intermediate Report (IR) in any case no later
than half way through the project lifetime
2nd pre-financing 30
Request for Payment Intermediate Report
When 70 of first pre-financing used
balance max 10
Financial Statement Request for Payment
Final Report (FR)
External Audit Report
? two months after the project ends
Required for grants of 750,000 or more
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Reference documents to be consulted regularly
  • Grant Agreement
  • Guidelines for the use of the grant
  • Frequently Asked Questions

http//eacea.ec.europa.eu/tempus
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