The Costs of Each Euro from the EU Budget to Implement EU Policies in Different Member States: Mastering Implementation Costs of European Grants

27-10-2016

This study provides a sound understanding, notably through estimates, of the costs linked to grant management – from both the grant provider (EU / National / Regional Authorities) and the grant seeker (applicant / beneficiary) perspective. It covers EU policy fields related to Competitiveness for growth and jobs, Economic, social and territorial cohesion, and Common Agricultural Policy – Pillar I, within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. The study aims to analyse the differences between the different grants processes and to identify areas for improvement in the grant management processes. Finally, the study formulates a number of recommendations aimed at removing cost-generating inefficiencies and unnecessary burden, and indicates possibilities to leverage good practices from any grant instrument, in other instruments.

This study provides a sound understanding, notably through estimates, of the costs linked to grant management – from both the grant provider (EU / National / Regional Authorities) and the grant seeker (applicant / beneficiary) perspective. It covers EU policy fields related to Competitiveness for growth and jobs, Economic, social and territorial cohesion, and Common Agricultural Policy – Pillar I, within the Multiannual Financial Framework 2014-2020. The study aims to analyse the differences between the different grants processes and to identify areas for improvement in the grant management processes. Finally, the study formulates a number of recommendations aimed at removing cost-generating inefficiencies and unnecessary burden, and indicates possibilities to leverage good practices from any grant instrument, in other instruments.

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Thierry Van Schoubroeck, Tim De Meyer, Mathieu Saunier and Steven Van Noten