Practical guide for grants

Practical guide for grants

The 'Grants' section of the PRAG (Chapter 6) explains the basic rules applicable to the grant contracts, the different forms of grants, and the rules and procedures that govern calls for proposals.

It also outlines the steps involved in restricted calls for proposals, provides information on 'low value grants' and modifications to grant contracts. Additionally, it gives an overview on the possibilities for subcontracting, grant redistribution and how to award grants to international organisations and national bodies.

Read about Grants in the Practical Guide to Contract Procedures for EU External Actions



  • The Practical Guide explains contracting procedures for EU external aid contracts financed by the EU general budget (Budget) and the 10th European Development Fund (EDF).

    Consult PRAG

  • E-learning course on the Practical Guide. Do you want to know more about EU external action procedures? See our self-learning distance course on contractual procedures.

    e-Learning PRAG

  • e-Calls PROSPECT is the electronic system developed by EuropeAid to facilitate the submission of applications for call for proposals.

    e-Calls PROSPECT

  • Potential Applicant Data Online Registration database contains information on organisations applying for European Commission grants in the field of external assistance.

    e-Calls PADOR

  • Delegated Cooperation, Cooperation with partner countries and with international organisations, Co-financing and Management Modes.

    Consult DEVCO-Companion