Projects might meet challenges that require adjustments. The programme has divided changes into minor and major changes depending on their impact of the project set-up. When you foresee a change of some sort, and you are uncertain whether it will be considered a minor or a major change, you are always welcome to check this beforehand with the MA/JS. Project managers should in those cases describe the change together with a justification and an assessment of the impact on the project implementation and outputs.
Minor changes are adjustments that do not have a significant impact on project implementation. Projects shall inform the JS about the minor changes, e.g. via progress reports.
These changes do not require prior approval by the MA/JS:
Administrative changes, such as:
Minor budget changes:
Major changes are more complex adjustments that can have an impact (negative or positive) on the planned outputs and/or solutions, the partnership or the project budget. In such cases, the MA/JS has to be informed about the planned change via an application for change submitted as a completion document in Min ansökan. The change shall be described and motivated in the application for change. The Joint Secretariat will assess the change request and make a proposal for a changed decision for the Managing Authority, or if necessary, the Steering Committee. After approval of the change, the MA will issue a new grant decision, which will form the basis for future reporting.
The following changes are generally considered to be major: