Fraud can manifest itself in a myriad of ways. The essence is always the same, however: fraud always concerns people or organisations that appropriate money or assets to which they are not entitled, thereby infringing on the rights of others.
On authority of various donors, EP-Nuffic spends more than 100 million euros annually on mobility programmes and institutional cooperation programmes. In the execution and substantiation of these programmes, the parties receiving these grants are required to satisfy specific conditions included in the contract and/or grant.
Examples of fraud
If external parties consciously act unlawfully to appropriate funds for their own use, this is labelled as fraud. Examples include:
- claiming compensation for costs that have not been incurred or cannot be declared;
- spending money on activities that are not part of the project;
- not carrying out projects, but declaring that these have been carried out.
Do you suspect a case of fraud?
Organisations wishing to report suspected fraud to EP-Nuffic can do so by filling out a form. Please read the information about reporting a suspicion of fraud first. This also includes the form for reporting fraud.