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Potential applicants will be able to find below answers to some of the questions frequently addressed to the JTS concerning the first calls for proposals for ordinary project. While JTS do their utmost to avoid any errors or omissions, the answers given below are for general guidance, and are not to be considered as legally binding. For this reason the reader is encouraged to consult the source documents when these are referred to.

8. THE PROJECT CONTENT

Question 8.1. How long does a project run?

The duration (project implementation) of an ordinary project must not exceed 36 months.

Question 8.2. How to calculate the project start date? Is the preparation phase included?

The 'start date' of the project indicates when the project implementation begin and consequently from when the expenses incurred for the project activities are eligible. Preparation phase (the one related to the submission of the project proposals for activities such as the finalization of the application documents, the organization of joint meetings, the development of preparatory studies, analysis and researches for activities preliminary to the project) is then not included in the calculation of the 'start date'.
The project 'start date' is the date indicated in the Application Form as approved by the JMC. The implementation of the project can start as soon as it is finally selected. Beneficiaries should be aware that the duration of the entire evaluation process depends on the number of applications received and could take about between six or seven months. However, partners may decide at their own risk to start project activities before the project is finally selected for grant provided that this day is the official start of the project. In this case the 'start date' can be at the earliest the day of closure of the reference Call.
Refer to the paragraph "Period of eligibility" of the Applicants' Manual ( 4.4.5.3.) for additional information.

Question 8.3. Is accounting period included in the 'end date' (project closure)?

The project ends when all activities are completed, the last expenditures have been paid out, and the Final Progress report has been submitted to the competent First Level Control Office. Since the end of the project is also the end of the eligibility of expenditure, the partners should consider also the time necessary to close the project, meaning that the end date stated in the AF will be also the last month within which all payments must be done, otherwise the related expenditures will not be eligible for reimbursement.

Question 8.4. Once approved, when can the project start?

All the planned projects have to be able to start working immediately without the risk of delay. On the understanding that partnership can decide to start project activities before it is approved (as explained in the previous FAQ), the activities must start no later than the official start of the project as defined in the Application Form approved by the JMC (and eventually revised upon request of the MA).

Question 8.5. Will there be a third call for proposals?

It is very likely that a third call for proposals will not be launched, since there are no more funds available for Ordinary projects.

Question 8.6. Are there any limits in number of projects to be submitted as Partner or Lead partner/Applicant?

There are no limits in number of projects to be submitted as Lead partner or as a Partner.

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