May lump sums, flat rates, etc. be considered as eligible?

These simplified costs are an option foreseen in the EU Financial Regulation and may be considered eligible if ECHO and the partner agree that the grant takes the form of reimbursement of flat rates, lump sums etc..

In such cases the Specific Grant Agreement shall specify the conditions for the identification and the verifiability of the declared amounts.

This will be done on a case-by-case basis, and on the condition of an ex post check of the partner’s accounting procedures.