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General remark: The purpose of this section is to provide an estimate of the total manpower expressed in person-years dedicated to the activities of the Action for each year and the total duration of the Action (Normally, up to 10 person-years per country: 2 per Management Committee and typically 4 Working Groups). An average of 100.000 â‚¬ per scientist including overhead can normally be used as basis for the calculation. Additional expenses, such as equipment, instruments and/or infrastructure, should be added to the total. Please round up the total to the next full Million.â€œThe following COST countries have actively participated in the preparation of the Action or otherwise indicated their interest: <list of the relevant countries>. On the basis of national estimates,
the economic dimension of the activities to be carried out under the Action has been estimated at X Million â‚¬ for the total duration of the Action.
This estimate is valid under the assumption that all the countries mentioned above but no other countries will participate in the Action. Any departure from this will change the total cost accordingly.â€