Can an item of equipment be considered as an investment, only if it will remain in use after the project?

For the correct implementation of the project activities, the partners may require the use of various equipment, materials and services. Within the meaning of the Programme, only the elements (technical or IT equipment, materials for the deployment of the pilot action, and related services etc.) necessary within the framework of the pilot project activities, and dedicated to the realisation of such activity, are considered as “investment” (“Fixed investments in equipment” and “investments in infrastructure “that refer to outputs of the project, which remain in use by the partners and/or target groups after completion of the project). The minimum of 5 years applies to all partners declaring costs related to productive investments and investments in infrastructure.