Exclusion criteria for the app challenge

Participants will be excluded if they (or one of them):

  • are subject to an administrative sanction (i.e. exclusion)4
  • are in one of the following situations5:
    • bankrupt, being wound up, having their affairs administered by the courts, entered into an arrangement with creditors, suspended business activities or subject to any other similar proceedings or procedures under national law (including persons with unlimited liability for the participant’s debts)
    • declared in breach of social security or tax obligations by a final judgment or decision (including persons with unlimited liability for the participant’s debts)
    • found guilty of grave professional misconduct6 by a final judgment or decision (including persons having powers of representation, decision-making or control)
    • convicted of fraud, corruption, involvement in a criminal organisation, money laundering, terrorism-related crimes (including terrorism financing), child labour or human trafficking (including persons having powers of representation, decision-making or control)
    • shown significant deficiencies in complying with main obligations under a procurement contract, grant agreement or grant decision financed by the EU or Euratom budget (including persons having powers of representation, decision-making or control)
    • found guilty of irregularities within the meaning of Article 1(2) of Regulation No 2988/95 (including persons having powers of representation, decision-making or control)
  • have misrepresented information required for participating in the contest or fail to submit such information
  • were involved in the preparation of the prize documents and this entails a distortion of competition.