Glossary

Data collection

A data collection gathers data in a organised but static way. It is different from a database with multiple entries and filters.

Tags : Database, Deliverable

Database

Databases organise data via multiple entries and enable research and filters. A special attention must be paid to the format of a database to be usable and reusable and regularly updated.

Tags : Deliverable, Data collection

De minimis declaration

A statement signed by each cocerned project partner including information regardin the contribution(s) falling under the de minimis Regulation already received by the partner during the previous three fiscal years.

Tags : State aid

decommitment rule

Programmes funded by EU structural funds face a risk of decommitment of funds in case that allocations set in the financial tables of the programme are not translated into effective requests for payment to the European Commission within the set timeframe.
Should this loss of funds (ERDF and/or IPA) result from projects lagging behind their payment targets based on the spending forecast included in the Subsidy Contract signed between the Lead Partner and the Managing Authority, the Programme might have to reduce contribution to these projects.

Deep renovation

In accordance with the Energy Efficiency Directive (see recital 16), cost‐effective deep renovations lead to a refurbishment that reduces both the delivered and final energy consumption of a building by a significant percentage compared with the pre‐renovation levels leading to a very high energy performance. Such deep renovations could also be carried out in stages. The Commission services have indicated (see SWD(2013) 143 final) that the significant efficiency improvements resulting from deep renovation are typically of more than 60% energy savings.

Tags : Energy efficiency, Energy Performance Certificate

Deliverable

A deliverable can be defined as the physical evidence of what has been produced through an activity or as the physical evidence/support of the output that was produced through an activity. Each activity should include one or more deliverables that contribute to the achievement of project outputs. All steps of a single activity do not necessarily need to be listed as separate deliverables, but should be aggregated into one deliverable when applicable and relevant.

Tags : Result, Output, Activity

Depreciation

Depreciation is a loss in value of an asset over time. The full purchase price of an asset is eligible if the item is solely used for the project during its total economic and depreciable lifetime. Depreciation may be eligible, provided the cost relates exclusively to the period of support and that no public grants have contributed towards the acquisition of the depreciated asset.

Reference : Article 69.2 CPR

Direct costs

Direct costs are costs that can be attributed directly to the project. They are directly related to an individual activity of the partner organisation, where the link with this individual activity can be demonstrated (for instance, through direct time registration).

Tags : Indirect costs