RISE: Can a Third Coutry (TC) not listed in Annex A of the WP participate in RISE?

Yes. However, the secondments from TC not listed in Annex A of the WP are not funded unless the participation of the TC is deemed essential for carrying out the action. It is considered essential if it fulfils the following cumulative criteria:
1. there is a particular expertise deemed essential for carrying out the project;
2. the TC participant has a unique competence or expertise in the particular field (no other organisation has equivalent expertise in MS/AC);
3. the relevant transfer of knowledge can only be done via a secondment from TC to MS/AC and not vice versa.
(Answer provided by REA)