In the context of the measures taken by the Italian Government to contain the spread of the Coronavirus infection in Northern Italy, the following measures are to be considered fully applicable to any mobility in affected areas of programme and partner countries where the virus is detected and which are considered at risk.
Erasmus+ beneficiaries are to contact individual participants who already are in, or are planning to leave for the affected areas within the coming days or weeks. Participants should also be reminded of the assistance that can be provided by embassies, consulates and honorary consulates in the country of their stay.
It is for the participating organisations and individuals to decide on the course of action to take in the light of national travel advice and repatriation schemes. The National Agencies will monitor closely, in cooperation with the participating organisation, if the area of the planned mobility can be considered safe by the time of travel for the entire duration of the mobility or project activity.
The force majeure clause may be appliedto activities taking place in any affected area as well as to incoming mobility from these areas, as foreseen in the template of the grant agreement between EUPA and the beneficiaries and as defined in the programme guide and other contractual documents. EUPA may thereby cancel, postpone or move activities planned in such regions in the most flexible way, notwithstanding the respect of the general legal framework applying to Erasmus+ and the European Solidarity Corps. Given the exceptional circumstances, the same principles can be applied also to any incoming mobility from affected regions.
Justified repatriation costs will be accepted as exceptional costs, whereas normal reporting requirements apply. For further queries kindly contact your Programme Officer at EUPA.