Case Study: Simplified Cost Options in the Czech Republic

The Czech Republic’s RDP has introduced simplified administration systems that improve transparency and reduce risks of errors concerning eligibility.

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Project summary: 

This methodological case study explores simplified administration systems, including Simplified Cost Options, implemented under the Czech Rural Development Programme (RDP) in the aim of improving transparency and reducing risks of errors concerning eligibility.

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This list was established mainly to overcome and limit the risk of over-charging tenders. Also since the ceiling is strictly set, we might overcome ‘gold-plating’ if the beneficiary wishes to buy extra un-necessary supplements to the purchased machinery – like a GPS system or air-conditioning for a harvester, these supplements won’t be financed by the EU, but by the beneficiary