WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER | 2021 - 2027
All the changes touching one of the mandatory information to be provided for cash transfers and value-based vouchers require a mutual consent procedure.
No. Field office costs have to be declared as unit costs in accordance with the Partners' usual accounting practices. It is enough if Partner fill in the column D2 in Annex 2.
No additional details need to be provided in the SF. The methodology and application of the usual accounting practices will be verified at audit stage.
45 days against 30 days in the FPA.
Modification requests will be made in HOPE/APPEL as today. As in the FPA 2014, changes  to the budget are not considered an amendment as long as they do not imply a
substantive change to the description of the action. Addition of amounts for  subcontracts require an amendment or simplified approval (approval given with the final
periodic report). Changes in activities or implementing partners will still be treated as  non-essential changes. However, modifications regarding beneficiaries require an
amendment. The list of IP has to be updated at the latest at FR stage and a justification if above 60.000  € must be provided.
The timing to submit the request is the same as what applied under the FPA 2014. In exceptional cases, beneficiary may request an amendment after the end of the
implementation period of the Action. However, the acceptance or rejection of the  proposed amendment will not be given with the notification of the final payment  anymore, but in a separate communication.
Yes. If the activities in the field (or some of them) must be temporarily interrupted or reduced due to exceptional circumstances — in particular force majeure — the beneficiaries must inform the granting authority and, if needed and agreed, adapt the action to the new circumstances via an amendment. Related costs will then be eligible if approved by DG ECHO.