Q. Is it mandatory for partner organisations to add the PIC number at registration?
A. The participant portal confirms that it is not mandatory for Partners Organisations to add the PIC number. The participant portal gives the possibility to add the PIC number but it is not an obligation.
Q. What will happen to proposals that had completed the Budget Form before the change of status (AC to TC) of Switzerland was made to SEP? Will they still be eligible if they show Switzerland as EU/AC rather than TC?
A.The change of status of Switzerland does not require that already submitted proposals have to be changed, neither have draft proposals to be changed: the proposed secondments stay as they are, only their status as eligible for funding or not might change (and might affect the total budget).
However, this has no influence on the evaluation. Experts are asked to evaluate the project and the linked secondment table as submitted independent of the question which secondments are eligible for funding or not. REA will not exclude any proposal with Swiss partners from evaluation for eligibility issues. The total budget will only be determined after the evaluation and eligibility of the consortia checked again taking into account the status of Switzerland at that moment.