Europa Media Trainings

Financial rules of EU projects

Course lead

All about financial matters in EU grants from basic financial rules till the proper budget development, eligibility rules and financial monitoring requirements.

Course content

This eLearning course 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.

The course 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. You will learn what makes a cost eligible or non-eligible. Four EU programme rules will be introduced in more detail. By the end of the course you will know how to calculate the different budget items and how to monitor budget spending in the organisation and overall, in the project.

Financial rules of EU grants

The basic financial rules applicable to EU grants come from the EU's Financial Regulation. This module will explain these rules with examples.

Financial rules of centralised EU programmes

In this module you will learn about the specific rules of different direct funds. Horizon 2020/Horizon Europe; Erasmus; LIFE and Creative Europe.

Hands-on finances

This session will provide tips on setting up the proper financial system, how to develop the budget carefully for EU projects, how to get prepared for an audit in any EU project.