In addition to participating in the dissemination of the project’s results, should the associated partners also commit to testing the tools that could be developed within the project? 

Projects should develop a strategy for the selection and involvement of associate partners, including a) objective/typology and b) roles and expectations. Three main roles for associate partners are identified:
* Advisory (providing expertise in the topic being addressed),
* End-users/decision-makers/end-beneficiaries (use the products delivered).
* Observer/support (for approval).
Testing activities eventually operated directly by associated partners cannot be refunded.