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

Are you ready for the challenges and changes to come in Horizon Europe? 

The European Commission, this time – again - is trying to help the beneficiaries with further simplification and harmonising financial reporting rules between different programmes. Do you know how does it affect your system? Will it be simpler for you? 

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 comparing 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. 

At the same time, this will have a significant change 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. 

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! 

Who we are

Europa Media is a unique company supporting its clients to develop successful project proposals and manage projects under the EU's research and innovation funding programmes since FP5. We can give support based on everyday practice. Over the past 20 years, our team has been directly involved in writing successful proposals and coordinating and managing projects. Under Horizon 2020, we have been involved in over 20 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 speaker

Gábor Kitley has managed and coordinated research and innovation projects under the Framework Programmes since FP5. He has also developed and implemented projects under the Intelligent Energy Europe and LIFE programmes. He is an expert on the financial issues of EU funded projects. He supported numerous organisations participating in FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects in preparing their financial reports and in setting up and improving their administrative and financial systems to ensure effective management of their projects. The system he has developed for administering EU projects successfully survived six EC audits in the past. He is sharing his up-to-date project development and management experience collected in the past 17 years at Europa Media’s events.

Gábor’s experience in EU research and innovation projects cover the topics of energy efficiency in buildings, renewable energy, regional development, water management, decision-support systems, sustainable tourism, geothermal heating and training and capacity building. He graduated from Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, as a geologist with a second master degree in Environmental Law.