FAQs, toolkit and glossary

FAQs, toolkit and glossary

The FAQs, toolkit and glossary sub-sections provide more information for recipients of EU funds for external actions, and those interested in applying for funds. The FAQs provide answers to specific questions on applying for funding, while the Financial Management Toolkit offers information to help recipients of funds comply with the conditions for financial management, as set out in contracts for external actions. The glossary offers definitions of the terms used in relation to funding procedures in the PRAG guide.

This section provides answers to a number of questions which may arise relating to contractual matters.

It aims to complement and clarify the information provided in:

Please note that the questions and answers are provided for information purposes and may need to be complemented by individual assessments to be made in each particular case.

FAQ by topic



  • 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