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How should technical assistance for pre-development of cooperation projects be provided?

When the cooperation budget under Axis 4 has been allocated to the group together with the budget for the local development strategy, it is likely that the ideas for cooperation have not yet been developed in detail. Therefore, there could be a need for a preparatory phase which should be supported within that allocation (100% of public funds). The MS is always able to provide further technical support using Axis 5.
When the cooperation budget is held centrally and is allocated separately via specific calls for tender, it is likely that projects presented for funding will have to be fully developed. To help the preparation of such projects, the MS can foresee to provide specific grants (100% public), using Axis 5.