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Q: What expenses could be considered as direct eligible costs?
A: As set out in Article II.15 of the model grant agreement direct costs are all those eligible costs which can be attributed directly to the project and are identified by the beneficiary as such in accordance with its accounting principles and its usual internal rules. The distinction therefore between direct and indirect (eligible) costs of the project would be determined by the beneficiary's accounting principles, ie how the particular cost is recognised by these principles. The most typical examples of direct costs would be personnel hired to work for the project and the purchase of the equipment that is to be used in the project. In any case, costs have to be compliant with the eligibility criteria set out in Article II.14 of the FP7 model grant agreement. It is to be noted that the model grant agreement provides that for personnel costs, only the costs of the actual hours worked by the persons directly carrying out work under the project may be charged.
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