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Yvonne Kapella & Henk Visser. WHY EU FUNDING To achieve an EU objective in which CSOs play a role thus EU needs to strengthen CSOs.

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1 Yvonne Kapella & Henk Visser

2 WHY EU FUNDING To achieve an EU objective in which CSOs play a role thus EU needs to strengthen CSOs

3 REQUIREMENTS What do you do? What does the EU need? What do you want? Partnership/network

4 RULES & PROCEDURES Financial Regulation and its Implementing Rules PRAG In short our rules are a FEAST: Fair, Equal, Accountable, Sound, Transparent

5 Programming Forecast (annual work programme) Call Selection (evaluation) Award Implementation Monitoring Evaluation (impact) OUR PROCEDURE

6 WHAT TO DO - Monitor EU policy & opps - Build alliances - PR & Communication - Problem setting - Know your issues - Do your job well - Be positive

7 EC TM is a human being Study the context, ask questions Read the guidelines, ask questions Mobilise partners/stakeholders/money Be in time / plan ahead Meet the conditions/fill the forms, etc. (PADOR - Potential Applicants Data On-line Registration ) HOW TO WIN

8 Your proposal should Have a purpose Meet the guidelines Be clear and simple Be to the point and realistic Focus on (feasible) results Achieve sustainability Explain what, why, when, how & with whom HOW TO WIN

9 Study the contract & annexes Be open and honest Be a partner for the EC Seek help when needed Implement carefully Be pragmatic/flexible Monitor and evaluate constantly Get all the docs, facts, etc. Meet deadlines (reporting) HOW TO BE A WINNER

10 MANAGEMENT Be like a Tax Collector Study the contract & annexes Explain the rules Have a solid accounting system Be rigid Seek help when needed Get all the docs, facts, etc. Meet deadlines (reporting) Sign agreements

11 MANAGEMENT Action has to be NOT FOR PROFIT EU grant = % of eligible costs Costs need to be: required incurred by applicant/partner(s) incurred during project duration ACAP documented

12 MANAGEMENT OC vs EC Procurement Per diem Transfer of equipment Interest VAT Changes (+/-15% rule) Audit statement Ask your EC TM/EC FM!!

13 PROJECT MANAGEMENT Monitoring Stakeholders Partners Visibility Reporting Impact Evaluation Sustainability! Involve your EC TM!!

14 LINKS 05.x PRAG: /procedures/implementation/comm on_documents/practical_guide/ne w_prag_final_en.pdf#page=1 /procedures/implementation/comm on_documents/practical_guide/ne w_prag_final_en.pdf#page=1 Annexes: /procedures/implementation/practi cal_guide/annexes_standards_doc uments/index_en.htm /procedures/implementation/practi cal_guide/annexes_standards_doc uments/index_en.htm

15 LINKS 05.x General: work/procedures/implementati on/index_en.htm CfPs: cgi/frame12.pl cgi/frame12.pl PADOR: work/onlineservices/pador/ind ex_en.htm work/onlineservices/pador/ind ex_en.htm


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