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2 day Finance in Horizon 2020

Contributed by: Singleimage Limited

From 1970-01-01 to 1970-01-01, United Kingdom
Workshop Date: Tuesday 20th & Wednesday 21st November 2018
Workshop Location: Cambridge, UK
Workshop Organisers: Singleimage Limited
2 day Finance in Horizon 2020
The Workshop

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, including initial results from the first batch of H2020 audits. This workshop can 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 EU research 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.

Workshop leader

The Workshop will be led by Paul Drath of Singleimage. Paul has extensive experience of EU research programmes gained over the last twenty-eight years, as proposal evaluator, project reviewer, and participant or coordinator in nineteen 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 – 20 November 2018

09:00 Registration and refreshments
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
13:15 Hourly rates for personnel: productive time – H2020’s three options; costs 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 – 21 November 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 Reporting and cash flow: legal status, viability checks, guarantee fund, financial reporting and use of resources; EC payment timing and cash flow, financial certificates
12:30 Lunch
13:15 Marie Sklodowska-Curie: main types of project and budgets, research and institutional costs, eligibility rules, 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



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