Horizon 2020 Financial Rules and Reporting

This 1.5-day compact, yet complete, training course focuses on the financial rules, management, reporting and EU monitoring of Horizon 2020 projects.

available dates
  • 8 - 9 April 2019
    Brussels - Belgium


  • Gábor Kitley CEO
    Europa Media

Intensive course on the financial rules and reporting of Horizon 2020 projects.

This is an adapted version of our Master of Finance and Administration and EC audits for those who need a good overview of the finances in Horizon 2020 but lack the time to attend a 3-day course. You can always read the Annotated Model Grant Agreement (only a few hundred pages on finances - NB: latest version published in December 2018), or sit back and listen to the rules, their full explanation and specific examples from real life.

Why participate in this course?

"Best trainer in Europe on H2020 finances"

We are proud to hear this from our clients and participants. Our trainer Gabor Kitley is an expert on Horizon 2020 finances. There is no question he cannot answer; you can test him. Over the past 15 years, he helped major universities, research institutions and corporations all over Europe to survive financial audits. We ourselves went through six audits since we started our first EU project.

Lectures and Workshops - a practical combination

This fast-track course is intended to provide a complete insight to Horizon 2020 financial issues through a mix of presentations and a hands-on workshops:

The day will start with an extended presentation covering from A to Z of Horizon 2020 financial issues. It will be mind-blowing, but worth every second.

After this, you will go through Europa Media's famous financial reporting workshop to simulate financial reporting under H2020: together with your group mates, you will fill in an actual financial statement for an H2020 project using custom-made documentation including timesheets, salary slips and invoices.

After the workshop you will go over some pragmatic approaches in reporting; Point-by-point assessment of the prepared financial reports: Format, content; overall principles, possible bottlenecks, what should and should not be included.

The second day will finish with a step-by-step guide on how to report costs, deal with deviations, and internal allocation issues. Handling the EC requests for clarification, suspension of payments and other issues with a hands-on approach.

Is this training right for me?

Feedback from previous participants show that this course is equally useful for

  • Financial administrators and controllers
  • Researchers  
  • Research advisers      
  • Project managers and coordinators
  • Decision makers     

coming from

  • Public institutions
  • Universities and research institutions
  • SMEs and large companies

The training fee includes

  • Training material in electronic format
  • Coffee breaks and lunch at the venue
  • Access to our My Trainings (downloadable presentations, background documentations, workshop materials, partner search)
  • Access to Europa Media’s private LinkedIn group where you can ask our project managers any questions you might have after the training
  • Certificate of attendance

Accommodation is not included in the course price and should be arranged individually by the participants.



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