For example, thanks to the easier use of lump sums, researchers or students no longer need to waste time on the lengthy documentation of their travel expenses and can thus dedicate more time to research in the laboratory.
For instance, non-governmental organisations providing humanitarian aid and receiving money from several donors could spend more time on the field instead of doing paper work as the EU can rely on an audit already done by another donor (for example the UN) and should thus claim less documents from NGOs.
For example, where a partner is asked to manage a financial instrument but also gets money for technical support, the same rules will apply (instead of separate rules for the technical support, as required today).
Small and medium size enterprises should get easier access to finance through a faster combination of funds, uniform rules or reduced record keeping and simplified publication obligations (for example, the publication of individual recipients of less than EUR 500.000 is replaced by statistical data).
For example, faster activation of the European Globalisation Fund and the EU Solidarity Fund shall be made possible, to respond faster to the needs.
EU funding shall be focused on agreed results (e.g. an earthquake shelter built in time) rather than the costs incurred to get this done.
Eg. agricultural rules become simpler so that support to young farmers is granted more quickly.
For instance, citizens could be consulted on whether the money for their village should be spent on a new square or a children's playground.