What now?

1. Pre Application Stage 

Personal Identification Code (PIC)

Before applying for funding (by submitting a project proposal), all organisations (partners) involved in the project must first be registered with the Commission. To do so the organisation must register for a Participant Identification Code, or PIC, a unique code that identifies an organisation.

Follow the below steps which will guide you through the process:

1. Registration of organisation

2. Validation of organisation  – LEAR appointment and Financial viability check 

3. Data update 

More information on this can be found in the Portal FAQs and User Guide. One can also visit the IT helpdesk to for answers to your questions about the Participant Portal tools and processes.

On completing registration, you will receive a 9-digit Participant Identification Code (PIC) – to be quoted in your proposal and in any correspondence with the Commission. Furthermore remember that if you intend to name another organisation as a partner in the application form, they also must have a PIC.

Duplicate PICs
If someone creates a new PIC for your organisation while you already have one, your LEAR or Account Administrator should contact the Validation Services via the messaging tool in the Beneficiary Register (My Organisations page on the Participant Portal) so that they transfer any information related to this duplicate PIC to the correct PIC.

Video Tutorials

How to apply for a PIC

Applications

Applicants can choose to fill in the applications in English or in Maltese. Click here for more information about all the upcoming deadlines.

2. Application forms and guidelines to apply

  •  Technical guidelines for completing application e-Forms
  1. Step by Step guide for Quality Label Applications 
  •  Applicatian Forms 
  1. Quality Label
  2. Volunteering Projects
  3. Jobs and Traineeships
  4. Solidarity Projects

3. Post Application Stage 

European Solidarity Corps Call for Proposals and legal basis

Payment to European Solidarity Corps Beneficiaries

Pre-financing Payment

The National Agency provides pre-financing payment to beneficiaries after the Grant Agreement is signed by both parties (the beneficiary and the National Agency). Pre-financing is intended to provide the beneficiary with a float. The first pre-financing payment may be split into two or more instalments, depending on the type of action that the project is addressing as well as the result of the risk assessment conducted by the Agency.

Interim and Final Payment

The interim and final payment will be disbursed by the National Agency on the basis of the analysis of reports and payment requests submitted by the beneficiary.

The beneficiary is advised to refer to the section ‘Payment Procedures’ in the European Solidarity Corps Guide which is published annually by the European Commission for further details.

 

A. Grant Award Procedure 

Ineligible applications within 7 calendar days from receipt of notification from the National Agency requesting further proof/clarifications from the applicant.

B. Grant Award

  • Pre-financing
  • Primary Checks

On the spot check during/after the action within 30 calendar days from receipt of a draft report sent to the beneficiary from the National Agency.

  • Finance

Suspension of payment within 30 calendar days from receipt of notification from the National Agency.

Determination of interim or final grant within 30 calendar days from the receipt of a notification from the National Agency.

Mobility Tool+

Once you become a beneficiary of the European Solidarity Corps, you will become a user of the Mobility Tool+. Download Mobility Tool+ Guide for Beneficiaries.

A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to submit a final report.
A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to add a mobility.
A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to export and import mobilities.
A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to read the error log.
A step by step guide for beneficiaries on how to work with a CSV file.

Logos to use – guidelines for funded projects

Beneficiaries of European Solidarity Corps funding are obliged to display the EU flag and to acknowledge the support received under the relevant EU programmes in all communication and promotional material. Click here for further information.