WORKING WITH DG ECHO AS AN NGO PARTNER | 2021 - 2027
Non-essential changes are unilateral modifications of the Grant Agreement. All elements of the Action not requiring an amendment can be modified according to this procedure. These changes can include for instance, changes of Implementing Partners or changes in the activities.
The non-essential changes will be communicated to DG ECHO through a report (interim or final), or through a Modification Request Non-Essential changes. To submit a Modification Request for Non-Essential Changes, the Partner has to enter in APPEL and create a “New eChange NE” document following this workflow.
Once submitted, the document will be displayed as a Non-Essential Change, a specific type of Modification Request which becomes favourable immediately. DG ECHO does not have to approve these changes, unless it realises that one of the changes refers to one of the essential elements of the Action (this may occur, for instance, when modifying activities relating to cash).