Given that associated partners will not have their own budget, is it possible for project partners (with budget) to cover travel expenditures for the staff of the associated partners to enable their participation in the project meetings and other events?

Travel and accommodation costs for external experts (including speakers and invited experts) and service providers, as well as those related to associated partners and/or in-house bodies, can only be claimed under the cost category External expertise and services. Please be aware that travel and accommodation costs for associated partener, external experts, speakers etc. must comply with all the general principles and the audit trail of expenses mentioned in the travel and accommodation cost category (real costs) and applicable to the partner bearing the expenses.