RISE: Can the participants use part of the institutional costs to recruit technical staff for the management of the project?

No, the institutional costs are not supposed to cover any recruitment since this is not the aim of the action. The RISE action, as all other EU grants, is based on the principle of co-financing. Based on this principle the beneficiaries must co-finance the action by supporting the costs not reimbursed by the EU (in that case, the costs of newly recruited staff if necessary for the action). RISE is not supposed to cover 100% of the costs required to implement the action but only 100% of the eligible costs defined in the Grant Agreement.
(Answer provided by REA)