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The coordinator is a beneficiary in his own right, but with additional duties. In short the coordinator is the contact point between the consortium and the Commission. The coordinator received payments from the Commission and distributes them to the beneficiaries. The coordinator submits the periodic reports and requests for amendments.

The coordinator's role is defined in details in Article II.2 of the grant agreement:

1. All the beneficiaries together form the consortium, whether or not they enter into a separate written
    consortium agreement. Beneficiaries are represented towards the Commission by the coordinator,
    who shall be the intermediary for any communication between the Commission and any beneficiary,
    with the exceptions foreseen in this grant agreement.

2. The Community financial contribution to the project shall be paid to the coordinator who receives it
    on behalf of the beneficiaries. The payment of the Community financial contribution to the coordinator
    discharges the Commission from its obligation on payments.

3. The coordinator shall:

    a) administer the Community financial contribution regarding its allocation between beneficiaries and
        activities, in accordance with this grant agreement and the decisions taken by the consortium. The
        coordinator shall ensure that all the appropriate payments are made to the other beneficiaries without
        unjustified delay;

    b) keep the records and financial accounts making it possible to determine at any time what portion of
        the Community financial contribution has been paid to each beneficiary for the purposes of the
        project

    c) inform the Commission of the distribution of the Community financial contribution and the date of
        transfers to the beneficiaries, when required by this grant agreement or by the Commission;

    d) review the reports to verify consistency with the project tasks before transmitting them to the
        Commission;

    e) monitor the compliance by beneficiaries with their obligations under this grant agreement.

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