However, the Commission and the Agency have agreed on a simpler system for giving grants for town twinning citizens’ meetings. These grants are flat-rate contributions towards the organisational costs of the host town (accommodation, meals, local transport, meeting rooms, etc.), and the travel expenses of the invited delegations. Whilst these flat-rate grants are intended to co-finance those costs (i.e. not to cover 100%), they are not directly linked to any specific costs incurred, which therefore do not have to be specifically accounted for or justified.
The grant calculation will be made as follows:
For further details, you should consult the programme guide.
The flat-rate grant award cannot in any event exceed the specified maximum set out in the programme guide (and which may be subject to change from year to year).