The Grant Agreements will be signed by the Agency as provided for in its delegation of powers adopted by the Commission. However, the delegation of tasks to the Agency is without prejudice to the Commission’s competence as Authorising Officer, for instance regarding checks, audits and evaluation. In addition, the Commission is referred to where it is solely entitled to take action, i.e. enforceable Decisions with regard to the recovery of amounts unduly paid.
The Model Grant Agreement has been discussed with and validated by horizontal services of the Commission, which confirmed that the Commission does not need to co-sign the individual Grant Agreements.