Europa Media Trainings

Master of Finance: Essentials of the financial rules in Horizon 2020 and Horizon Europe

Finance series

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

Check here Part 2 and Part 3 


Date Time Duration Price
14:00 CET 120 min € 99

This course is about laying the foundations in the proper way. Essentials - the first part of the series – will be introducing all financial rules to EU funding in general and specifically to the R&I framework programmes. 

A sound understanding of the financial rules applicable to your research and innovation project is key for good budget development as well as for proper implementation. We will introduce the essentials of finances in H2020/HE to make sure you get things right from the very beginning. 

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

Topics of discussion:

  • 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? 

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 the basic 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.