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FP7 & H2020 Project Management and Financial Reporting course

This course is tailored for project managers discussing the practicalities of technical and financial management issues of FP7/Horizon 2020 projects.

29 October 2015 - 30 October 2015

Two-day course held on 29-30 October 2015 in Budapest, Hungary
Venue hotel: Hotel Novotel Budapest Danube
Type of course: lectures and practical workshops

This two-day training course will introduce the first crucial steps for getting a Horizon 2020 project started on the right foot, provide practical tips to ensure a sound technical implementation of the project, and go into the issues of financial management and reporting.

Our lecturers and workshop leaders are flesh-and-bone project managers and coordinators, whose day-to-day work is to make sure that their multiple projects are implemented according to EC Grant Agreement, problems are promptly tackled, and project partners adequately assisted in legal, technical and financial management issues.

Over the years we have helped almost 1 000 project managers and coordinators in understanding the legal, technical and financial rules of the Research Framework Programme and managing European projects.

Experience Europa Media's famous 'learning-by-doing' approach – presentations in the morning, then practice your newly-gained knowledge during the workshops specifically designed for the particular topics:

R&I Project Management and Technical Reporting

- Grant Agreement negotiations – road to success and things that could go wrong.
- Getting started – models on Consortium Agreement, advance payment, bank guarantees, and the kick-off meeting.
- Efficient project management systems in practice – eligible and non-eligible costs, cost statements. Upgrading your system for FP7 and for Horizon 2020.
- IPR issues in practice – how to protect you background and how to benefit from the foreground
- Technical reporting – what to report and how?
- Technical reviews – Prepare for the best and worst opinion of the EC and the reviewers.

EU R&I Financial Management and Reporting

- Financial rules of FP7 and Horizon 2020 projects – how to harmonise EU rules with you national taxation and internal accounting principles?
- Eligible and non-eligible costs, cost statements – upgrading your financial admin system.
- Different calculation methods of Personnel costs – employees and consultants
- Allocation of Travel costs, Equipment, Other costs, and Overheads based on practical examples.
- Subcontracting and third parties – how to avoid rejection of costs?
- Pragmatic approaches in reporting – point-by-point assessment of the prepared financial reports. Format, content, overall principles, possible bottlenecks
- Uploading of reports to the Participants portal – hints and tricks to control your partner’s spending.

Workshop: Financial Reporting

Participants prepare a full financial report for a virtual research project, a role-play exercise, based on "dummy" invoices, salary slips and time-sheets!

The training fee includes
Training material in electronic format;
Coffee breaks and lunch at the venue;
Access to our Member Area (downloadable background documentations, workshop materials, partner search);

Accommodation is not included in the course price and should be arranged individually by the participants.

Course fee is EUR 990.
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