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FP7 periodic report

Submission of Form Cs

Submission of costs is still handled two ways for FP7:

Electronic-only signature of the C forms, which does not require the submission of of the paper Form Cs, signed by the participants. This is compulsory for all projects starting after January 1, 2013.

The complete process for electronic-only submission is described here:

Paper-based submission of of the Form Cs, where the information is entered in NEF but still requires the physical submission of paper copies of the forms signed by the participants. This is still possible for projects started before January 1, 2013, however, consortia can switch to electronic-only submission of costs (if all consortium participants are in agreement), by signing an amendment.

The complete process for paper-based submission is described here:

The submission of a periodic report is covered by Articles, II.4, II.5 and II.6 of the grant agreement.

You can find a template for a periodic report here.

There is a technical limitation in NEF which does not allow the application to keep an amendment session and a cost claim session open simultaneously. In order to support such a feature, major architectural changes would be required. The solution will be provided by the new IT system currently under development.


In the meantime if you are confronted with such a situation, the Commission Services will find a solution for you.

Should you need an amendment, in order to avoid getting into this situation:

  1. React quickly - send the amendment request to your project officer as soon as it is required.
  2. Once the NEF amendment session has been opened, complete the necessary information as quickly as possible.
  3. In principle, all data should be ready by the time the request is submitted to the Commission.

In the particular case that an amendment should be needed within the 60 days window for submission of the reporting period, you may also contact the Commission Services and we will freeze the Form C session to allow a quick submission of the amendment request, and the resumption the Form C session immediately afterwards.

Remember also that amendments do not always require the support of NEF.


The coordinator is required to:

All beneficiaries are required to:

The payment web tool (NEF) has been set-up to facilitate this interface. More precisely, it is built to:

  • Avoid clerical errors.
  • Guide the coordinator and the beneficiaries through the process.
  • Record all interactions between the Commission and the consortium.
  • Reduce the need for paper flow to a minimum.


Use of resources

Simplification of reporting in Use of resources in FP7_CIP projects.pdf


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