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European Commission

EUROPEAN CIVIL PROTECTION AND HUMANITARIAN AID OPERATIONS

WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER | 2021 - 2027

1. GENERAL INFORMATION

The main purpose of this chapter is to provide the main elements of identification of the Action

1.1 NAME OF THE ORGANISATION

Is automatically encoded by the system. It is the name of the organisation submitting the proposal in APPEL.

11.2 TITLE OF THE ACTION

Is given by the partner. There are no specific restrictions concerning the title. While reflecting the action’s purpose, the title should be general enough to avoid future amendment.

1.3 TIME FRAME OF THE ACTION

This section establishes the starting date of the Action and its duration which will be used to assess the feasibility of the Action within the proposed duration. When the proposal is approved, this information will be encoded in the Data Sheet of the MGA.

The start date is the actual starting date of the Action as well as of the period of the eligibility of costs. It can be any day of the month.

The duration of the Action corresponds to the period during which the action is implemented. The starting date and the eligibility date is the same date. No cost can be eligible before start date of the action. The costs necessary for setting up office, or launching procurement processes should be included in the implementation period of the action.

The earliest possible eligibility date is indicated in the Technical Annex of the HIP , under section 3.1. At proposal stage, it must be expressed in months.

The expected duration of the Action is mentioned in the HIP or in the financing decision: it is in the majority of the cases up to 24 months and can be in some cases higher.

The period for finalising the final report (as a general rule 3 months from the end date of the Action) is not included in the total duration. Please note that, as stated in article 4 of the Model Grant Agreement (MGA), the duration and the starting date of the action are set out in the Data Sheet of the MGA.

1.4 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Executive summary of the action should give a snapshot of the Action. The partner will include here what it would like DG ECHO to say about its Action. The summary might be used by DG ECHO to prepare briefings or reports on its action. Ideally, a good summary will explain the main purpose of the project; the links with the needs identified; the intervention logic, the expected results, and the objectives which the Action is aiming to reach.

1.5 HIP / DECISION (IF KNOWN)

The partner should select the HIP / Decision under which is submitting the proposal from the displayed drop-down menu. This is a not-mandatory section, but the information is useful to ease the management of the contract.

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