Despite the overarching rules in Common Provisions Regulation and detailed costs catalogues provided by the Interreg Regulation, the eligibility of expenditure still raises some questions.
So, if you are searching for an answer to some eligibility riddle or would like to check Interreg practices, you may find this section useful. The constantly growing experience of Interreg programmes in deciphering the regulatory framework accompanied by a growing number of practical examples of what is eligible or what is not, may serve as a beacon in the eligibility maze.
Understanding what can be claimed, and under which cost category, can be sometimes a challenge for even the most experienced Interreg experts.
Where to start
Starting with each individual fact sheet, created in the HIT process, gives a good overview of each cost category, its legal basis and the way basic elements should be handed.
A more detailed approach is set out in the Matrix of costs excel sheet, which should be checked against programme-own practices.
What we are working on
During the year, we will publish a Q&A on Eligibility of expenditure in 2021-2027, replacing a document covering the 2014-2020 period.
We will also reflect at the Interreg Knowledge Fair on how to repair, improve and/or simplify the wider financial rules, including on eligibility.
Meetings of our financial networks will also explore this topic. For more information on our networks, visit our networks page.
Individual factsheets will be uploaded soon for:
- Travel and accommodation costs:
- Equipment costs:
- Office and administrative costs:
- Staff costs:
- Costs for infrastructure and works:
- External expertise and services:
Fact sheet on Fixed percentage staff cost calculation method for staff working part-time on a project (link to follow)