Corrigendum no.2 to the POCU General Guideline
December 6, 2016
The European Funds Ministry published the 2nd Corrigendum to the guide: “Guidelines for accessing funds under the Operational Programme Human Capital 2014-2020”.
Through the included changes are:
- Calculation of indirect costs as flat rate from the direct costs with eligible staff. In the original provisions, from this calculation were excluded the expenditure with subcontracted personnel. VAPRO Romania & Structural Consulting ™ Group-www.fonduri-structurale.ro pointed out since July 2016, through the analysis about simplified costs options, that this “correction” of the flat rate with “subcontracted personnel costs” is beyond the provisions of European regulations.
- A clear outline of the fact that for the operations implemented in the region / eligible regions concerned in the call for projects, “the eligibility of expenditure – including those related to transnational activities and direct expenses related to the activity of project management – is not conditioned by the category of regions concerned in the call for projects.”
- A clear outline of the fact that legal persons under private law without patrimonial purpose have 0% own contribution within POCU projects. From the previous form of the Guideline General Guidelines is commonly understood that legal persons under private law without patrimonial purpose (NGOs) were benefiting from 0% own contribution only when they applied alone, respectively when they were “individually applicants, not in partnership” (the situation when they would file a partnership project was not presented). This discrepancy has been notified to the responsible authorities on several occasions, including through the document developed with Structural Consulting ™ Group-www.fonduri-structurale.ro regarding the recommendations about the Guideline General Guidelines sent to AM POCU in July 2016.
You can consult the Corrigendum nr.2 here.