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Can feasibility studies / market studies be covered under Axis 4?

Studies can only be covered by Axis 4 if they are in line with the local development strategy and actually relate to or are part of a particular project within this strategy.

There are two possibilities: If the FLAG's decision-making body decides to support a specific study this becomes a specific Axis 4 project which can be undertaken by one of the partners or by a third party. If the FLAG staff undertakes the study this would be covered by the running costs of the FLAG.

If a certain study is of interest for the operational programme in general it can be paid by Axis 5 (Member States' technical assistance).