Workshop Date: 25th & 26th September 2018 Workshop Location: Cambridge, UK Workshop Organisers: Singleimage Ltd
25 September 2018 - 26 September 2018
Horizon 2020 – the EU’s research and innovation funding programme – provides grants to universities, companies, research organisations and other bodies. This workshop will explain the funding rules for the programme, from budgets to eligible costs and from cash flow to audits. This workshop will help you to be prepared!
The workshop is aimed at finance and administration staff involved in EU research projects, with or without a background in earlier EU programmes. It will consist of lectures and practical exercises, to be carried out in small groups with plenary feedback sessions. The workshop is designed to be interactive, and questions can be asked at any time. To facilitate this, attendance is limited to 24 participants. Please note that this workshop will not cover prizes, co-fund or risk finance. This workshop will be given in English.
The Workshop will be led by Paul Drath of Singleimage. Paul has extensive experience with EU research programmes gained over the last 28 years, as proposal evaluator, project reviewer, and participant or coordinator in 19 EU-funded projects. He has lectured on EU research to audiences from every EU Member State and Associated Country, and from Russia, Belarus and the Ukraine. He is frequently invited to speak at events relating to EU research funding organised by Horizon 2020 National Contact Points, associations and foundations, as well as individual universities and institutes.
Day 1: draft agenda – 25 September 2018
09:00 Registration and coffee 09:30 Grants based on eligible costs: H2020 budget, project types, funding principles, funding rates, project budgets and transfers, project receipts, general cost eligibility rules 11:00 Refreshment break 11:15 Personnel costs: employees, bonuses, freelancers, SME owner managers, average personnel costs, additional remuneration; time recording 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Calculating personnel costs: productive time – H2020’s three options; hourly rates based on last closed financial year or each month 15:00 Refreshment break 15:15 Other direct costs: travel and subsistence, depreciation, other goods and services, internal invoices, specific unit costs 16:30 End of day 1
Day 2: draft agenda – 26 September 2018
09:00 Coffee 09:30 Third parties: subcontracting, services, contributions in kind, linked third parties including affiliates, SME instrument 11:00 Refreshment break 11:15 From evaluation result to final payment: legal status, viability checks, guarantee fund, financial reporting and use of resources; EC payment timing and cash flow, financial certificates 12:30 Lunch 13:30 Marie Sklodowska-Curie: main types of project, eligibility rules, management and research costs, reporting 15:00 Refreshment break 15:15 EC audits: number, error rates and repayments; process and documents required; reading the audit report; common mistakes 16:30 End of workshop