Please refer to question: When we describe the IP proposal in the template and we define the action in GANT and milestones, we define according to the internal PMO methodology and project timing. When the SGA is only signed off almost 1 year later, as from what moment cost can be made and will be eligible?
The period of eligibility of costs will start as specified in the Specific Grant Agreement.
If a partner can demonstrate the need to start the action before the agreement is signed, expenditure may be authorised before the grant is awarded. In such cases, costs eligible for financing may not have been incurred prior to the date of submission of the grant application (February 2017).