WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER | 2021 - 2027
No. The exchange rate should be the daily exchange rates published in the C series of  the Official Journal of the European Union, calculated over the corresponding reporting  period.
If no daily euro exchange rate is published in the Official Journal for the currency in  question, they must be converted at the average of the monthly accounting exchange  rates published on the European Commission website (InforEuro), calculated over the
corresponding reporting period. To calculate the rate, the beneficiaries may use the editable charts on the ECB website
How to calculate the rate on the ECB website:
Step 1 — Go to the ECB website.
Step 2 — Click on the chart icon [ ] for the currency.
Step 3 — Choose the ‘HTML5 version’ which appears under the name of the currency in the top-left corn
Step 4 — Insert the starting date of the reporting period in the field ‘from’ and the end date of the reporting period in the field ‘to’. The average for the period will appear above the chart.
Yes, although now they are referred as “alternative arrangements”. In Chapter 14.1 e-SF the Partner can request ‘predefined alternative arrangements’ by using a drop-down menu. These refer to: i) visibility and communication activities; ii) exceptional extreme operational conditions; iii) agreement of national authorities before the implementation of the Action. Moreover, in Chapter 14.2 is given the possibility to the Partner to use free text and request ‘Exceptional alternative arrangements’.  It has to be noted that this option can be used only in case of rare and exceptional cases. The Partner has to explain the circumstances and/or the crisis or country-specific issue and demonstrate the necessity of the ad hoc specific alternative arrangement.