At the proposal stage, participants are likely to exchange valuable and confidential information about their assets with others partners. To avoid losing such information, it is advisable to conclude a confidentiality agreement before disclosing any information. Regarding the transmission of the proposal to the EACI, no special agreement is necessary since the experts who evaluate proposals are bound by a confidentiality obligation.

Moreover, during the project, both the project participants and the EACI are bound by the confidentiality obligations incorporated into the specific grant agreement.