WHY EU FUNDING To achieve an EU objective in which CSOs play a role thus EU needs to strengthen CSOs
REQUIREMENTS What do you do? What does the EU need? What do you want? Partnership/network
RULES & PROCEDURES Financial Regulation and its Implementing Rules PRAG In short our rules are a FEAST: Fair, Equal, Accountable, Sound, Transparent
Programming Forecast (annual work programme) Call Selection (evaluation) Award Implementation Monitoring Evaluation (impact) OUR PROCEDURE
WHAT TO DO - Monitor EU policy & opps - Build alliances - PR & Communication - Problem setting - Know your issues - Do your job well - Be positive
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
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
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
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
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
MANAGEMENT OC vs EC Procurement Per diem Transfer of equipment Interest VAT Changes (+/-15% rule) Audit statement Ask your EC TM/EC FM!!
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