Financing, by the 20007-2013 technical assistance allocation, of the technical assistance tasks of the 2000-06 programmes

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Period : 2007-2013
Date : 26/02/2009

Following enquiries by several Member States, this note aims to clarify two questions:

1.The question of co-financing of technical assistance costs related to the 2000-06 programmes incurred after the final date of eligibility of these programmes.

Some technical assistance costs, such as certain audit costs (including the preparation of the winding-up statement), costs related to preparation of the final implementation reports, and the archiving of supporting documents, will be incurred after the final eligibility date.

Therefore, they will not be eligible for co-financing under the 2000 – 2006 programming period. The question is whether such costs could be supported by the technical assistance under the 2007-2013 programming period.

2. The question of co-financing of the technical assistance tasks of the 2000-2006 operational programmes in the situations where no credits are available any longer to carry out technical assistance tasks until the final date of eligibility.

This problem becomes even more evident in the light of the Commission decisions to extend the final date of eligibility of 2000-2006 operational programmes until 30 June 2009 as Member States have not been entitled to modify the financing plans since end of 2006.