Europa Media Trainings

Horizon Europe/H2020 Master of Finance and EC Audits

All financial rules in the Horizon Europe Annotated Model Grant Agreement are explained with real-life examples and through practical workshops.

All questions answered!

Date Location
Barcelona, Spain Agenda

This 3-day training course will help you ensure that the day-to-day bookkeeping as well as the periodic and financial reports of your first Horizon Europe and last H2020 projects are sound and fully conform with the requirements of the programme rules. Financial changes between Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe will be introduced in detail.

Experience Europa Media's unique "learning-by-doing" approach – listen to presentations in the morning, then use your newly-acquired knowledge during the workshops:

•    Horizon Europe Financial Rules
Introducing the financial rules from the very basics to the most advanced issues using a practical, real-life approach. Prepare yourself, because you will make a lot of notes.   
•    Workshop: Financial Management and Reporting
Discover the well-known and utterly unique workshop of Europa Media. Participants will receive a package consisting of timesheets, salary slips, invoices, contracts, per-diem certificates, and mission reports for a virtual Horizon Europe project. They will then have to calculate the eligible costs and submit a financial statement. Comparison with H2020 will be fully integrated.

•    EC Audits
Participants will be briefed on the EC financial audit process. Financial rules and bottlenecks, tricks, and mistakes to focus on will be introduced.

•    Workshop: EC Audit
You will become an auditor for a day! Participants in small groups will perform a financial audit of a virtual Horizon Europe /H2020 project based on the documentation provided by us.

Topics of the course:

  • How to harmonise national accounting protocols with the H2020/HE Grant Agreement articles 
  • Budgeting and planning: Why it is the most crucial part?  
  • What is a cost-reimbursement? What is lump-sum financing?   
  • Actual costs and unit costs? Which one should I choose?  
  • What makes any cost eligible? How to make them eligible? 
  • Linking a cost to the project? What makes them direct costs?  
  • Can I report indirect costs? If not, why not? 
  • Who and when can be charged to the project? 
  • Actual or unit-based personnel costs calculation – so what? 
  • ...and many more!

Why this course?

We have 20 years of experience in developing and implementing projects under the EU's research framework programmes. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved successfully in over 30 projects, coordinating six of them. In Horizon Europe we will launch seven new projects soon.

There is not a single financial question Gabor Kitley cannot answer. He has been managing EU projects since 2000 and delivering international training courses since 2004. His experience makes these financial courses unmatched in Europe. 

Who is this course for?

Thanks to our learning-by-doing approach and the unique workshops, participants with different background will meet all their expectations. One of the strengths of our courses is the diverse financial backgrounds of the participants, which allows all to learn a lot from the many different approaches and stories.

Feedback from previous participants shows that this course is equally useful for
•    Financial administrators and controllers
•    Researchers         
•    Research Advisers
•    Project managers and coordinators
•    Decision makers  
•    Finance NCPs  
coming from
•    Public institutions
•    Universities and research institutions
•    SMEs and large companies

Who we are

Europa Media has been supporting public and private organisations to develop successful project proposals and effectively manage projects under the EU's research and innovation programmes since FP5. Over the past 20+ years, our team has been directly involved in writing successful proposals and coordinating and managing projects under different EU programmes. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved in over 30 projects as coordinators and partners. Our workshops and seminars are designed based on this direct experience we have from our own proposals and projects - we discuss and reflect on a lot of specific problems during these events. They are therefore quite hands-on with real-life examples and stories. This practical approach has attracted over 10,000 participants from all over the world in the past 17 years. 

  • Barcelona - Spain
  • UOC Castelldefels Parc Mediterrani of Technology Av. Carl Friedrich Gauss 5 B3, 08860 Barcelona, Spain
  • This venue does not provide accommodation.