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Q: Does funding received under the FP have to be listed in the de-minimis report of a company?
A: The undertaking does not have to list financing from the RTD Framework Programme ("FP") in the "de minimis" declaration required by the Member State. The FP contribution is not "de minimis" support. However, if a Member State (i.e. its national, local or another public authority) intends to support a project already financed from the FP, it has to ascertain oneself that the combined Member State and FP funding does not exceed the maximum thresholds allowed by the appropriate State aid rules, most relevantly the Community framework for State aid for research and development and innovation (notably sub-part 5.1.). In practical terms, the Member State should calculate how much it would theoretically be allowed to pay to the project under the State aid rules if no FP funding was available. In a second step, the actual FP contribution should be subtracted from this theoretical amount. If the difference is positive, this is the additional funding that the Member State is still allowed to contribute, for example as "de minimis" support. If the difference is negative or zero, there is no space for additional funding.This conclusion is made on the basis of Part 8, notably 1st and 3rd paragraph, of the Community framework for State aid for research and development and innovation, which you can find at the following website:
For further information please see : State Aid control, horizontal rules
Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) ( General )