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Project closure consists of two important pillars. First, there are several actions linked to the administrative closure and preparation of the last claim. The second pillar concerns the dissemination of results and ensuring the durability of your project.

Bloc 1

Project end date

It is important to choose the right end date for your project. This date should not only take into account the delivery of your outputs and results, but also some administrative constraints. The end date as chosen in the Application Form is the date on which all activities, including those regarding administrative closure and the final claim, should be completed. The closure should therefore be anticipated by the partnership and all partners need to make sure that all costs are incurred and paid before this date.

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Bloc 2
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Audit trail

All supporting documents, such as invoices, public procurement files, contract etc, shall remain available for a period of 4 years starting from the final ERDF reimbursement to the project.

More information can be found in paragraph 1 of article 140 of the Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

Bloc 3

Durability

Durability of outputs and results is a very important aspect already evaluated during the selection and implementation phase but also at the end of the project. Project applications should integrate sufficient measures to ensure the durability of their outputs and results. Special attention also applies to projects that comprise investment or infrastructure works that need to respect additional requirements during the five years following their closure. More information can be found in article 71 of Regulation (EU) No 1303/2013.

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