Europa Media Trainings

Financial rules of EU projects


Discover financial matters in EU grants from basic financial rules to the proper budget development, eligibility rules and financial monitoring requirements.


This eLearning module is meant for financial administrators not fully familiar with EU projects or those who want and need to understand the financial rules applicable to the EU projects they are involved in – advisers, project managers, etc.

In this presentation we will cover many financial issues, that based on your level of experience and knowledge, you may skip or just quickly go through as a reminder.

First, we discuss the European Union rules applicable to grants based on the main financial regulation.

Explore what makes a cost eligible or non-eligible. Four EU programme rules will be introduced in more detail.

Key topics:

- how to calculate the different budget items and;

- how to monitor budget spending in the organisation and overall in the project.


Estimated time to complete: 12 hours 

Content of the module: 10 presentations; 6 exercises; 2 quizzes; 1 test of knowledge

The module is accessible for three months.

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Financial rules of EU grants

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Hands-on finances

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