Lead partner. What is it?
Every application to Territorial Cooperation (Interreg, Interreg-IPA CBC, ENPI/ENI, IPA-IPA CBC) programmes is required to nominate a lead partner (there are some cases where two are required). The lead partner is the link between the operation, or project, and the programme. At the operation level, the lead partner is responsible overall, both administratively and financially. European Union regulations may refer to ‘beneficiary’ when meaning ‘partner’ and to ‘lead beneficiary’ when meaning ‘lead partner’.
Also refer to FAQ entries Partner and Partnership.