Europa Media Trainings

Master of Finance: Third-parties, Subcontractors, and other direct costs in Horizon Europe and Horizon 2020

Finance series

This is the third part of our Master of Finance Series, consisting of 3 parts.

Check here Part 1 and Part 2 


Date Time Duration Price
10:00 CEST 90+30 min € 69

The third session in the series is about the grey zone financial topics. All that you will report depends on contracts, national rules, and organisational policies. It may sound easy – follow your own rules – but the picture never shows a fully black or white choice.  

This is the part about everything else – the sections we never allocate enough attention to. Some changes should be noted between H2020 and Horizon Europe (third parties, internal invoicing, etc.), but the main knowledge to be gained in these two hours is how to make those financial decisions on this travel, that equipment, an invoice on catering or web design. Learn through examples. 

The webinar will be introducing practical examples to all cost categories that will help you to put the gained knowledge and information into the proper context. 

Topics of discussion:

  • Third-party articles – why there are more than one? 

  • Resource needed or service outsourced? 

  • Subcontractors or linked third parties? 

  • Which one should be foreseen? Which one would your office prefer? 

  • Travel costs – for employees and for others – is there a difference? 

  • Equipment and other assets – how to calculate your facility costs efficiently? 

  • Internally invoiced items in H2020 and in Horizon Europe;

  • Other goods and services – what’s in here? 

  • How about internal cost transfers and charges? Are they eligible? 

  • Funding rates, receipts, CFS rules and payments – learn them all! 

  • Guarantee Fund vs Mutual Insurance Mechanism;

Why this webinar? 

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. This event, as always, has been designed based on our direct hands-on experience with EU research and innovation proposals and is therefore 100% practice-driven. Over the past 15 years, we have delivered 500+ events attended by 10,000+ participants. Europa Media’s events are favoured by the participants, especially for their practical aspects. Feedbacks from previous participants show that our events are equally useful for:

•    Project managers and coordinators;    
•    Research advisers, EU grant advisers;    
•    Researchers;   
•    Financial managers and accountants;    
•    Grant officers and research administrators;    
•    NCPs.     

Coming from:     

  • Higher education and research institutions;    

  • SMEs and large companies;   

  • Public institutions like schools, local governments or ministries;    

  • Non-governmental organisations.    

Who is this webinar for?

This webinar is for any financial administrator, project manager or grants adviser/research adviser who needs to understand all financial rules. 

Who we are  

Europa Media is a unique company 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 Europe we have already won 6 projects in the first calls. 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 15 years.



The list of topics range from proposal development to post-project audit, covering the full R&I EU project lifecycle.