Europa Media Trainings

Financial Rules in Horizon Europe – Focus on changes from H2020

Finance series

Date Time Duration Price
14:00 CEST 90 + 30 min € 89

There will be some small changes and one significant change in Horizon Europe finances – the key change refers to your existing practices on calculating eligible personnel costs. Gabor Kitley, a financial expert of EU funds, will explain the key differences and help you to avoid making mistakes in this period. 

Conceptually, concerning cost identification and reporting, not much seems to be changing. However, the devil is always hidden in the details – calculating personnel costs, internally invoiced items, and many more is to have major updates compared to Horizon 2020. 

For example, when you calculate personnel costs for your reports, you will assumingly use the same method for Erasmus or Horizon Europe. 

Our expert will guide you through the key changes and show you through an example how to report personnel costs in H2020 and then in HE (same person, same period, different projects funded in the two programmes).

Topics of discussion: 

  • Conceptual approach, changes in terminology  
  • Cost reporting variations  
  • Personnel cost calculation – challenges with daily rates and simplified options –  direct comparison between H2020 and Horizon Europe  
  • Internal invoices – how can you have your procedures accepted, even including overhead in your unit rate?  
  • Mutual Insurance Mechanism, CFS limits and System and Process Audits  
  • And many more! 

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 those who understand well H2020 financial rules as we will focus on the changes. Our goal is to give a concise introduction for financial administrators who are interested in surviving the transition period.

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 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.