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Lead applicant

The definition of Lead Applicant is given by art. 13 of the Regulation (EU) No 1299/2013:
“where there are (two or) more beneficiaries of an operation in a cooperation programme, one of them shall be designed by all the beneficiaries as lead beneficiary” (lead partner principle).
The Lead Applicant is responsible for the presentation of the project’s proposal application for funding.
The Lead Partner principle states that the Lead Partner takes the overall responsibility for
managing a Project. The terms Lead Applicant and Lead Partner are used as synonyms in the
Programme’s documents.