EFMC is pleased to announce new locations for H2020 training courses “Financial Management of Horizon 2020 Projects. Theoretical and Practical Approach” taking place in Brussels, December 2018 and in Rome, March 2019.

Please see the list of courses below, choose the language and location of your convenience and register now as the seats are limited!

UPCOMING H2020 COURSES 2018-2019

LAST PLACES! 28-30 November / Bilbao, Spain / Spanish / Enrol
NEW! 18-20 December / Brussels, Belgium / English / Enrol
16-18 January / Naples, Italy / Italian / Enrol
6-8 February / Prague, Czech Republic / English / Enrol
NEW! 12-14 March / Rome, Italy / English / Enrol

UPCOMING PARTICIPANT PORTAL COURSES 2018-2019

22-23 November / Vienna, Austria / English / Enrol
NEW! 16-17 January / Barcelona, Spain / English / Enrol

 

We advise to register as soon as possible, to reserve a spot in the Training Course of your convenience. Please contact us for additional information.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the trainings!


Networking brains: How Horizon Europe can foster excellence in central European science

Research and innovation in central Europe is held back by the emigration of scientists and engineers. Rather than framing policies around encouraging their permanent return, the EU should help universities establish brain networks, in which modern communications enable scientists in the diaspora to contribute to research at home.


 

EFMC is pleased to announce new locations for H2020 training courses “Financial Management of Horizon 2020 Projects. Theoretical and Practical Approach” taking place in Amsterdam, December 2018 and in Prague, February 2019.

Please see the list of courses below, choose the language and location of your convenience and register now as the seats are limited!

UPCOMING COURSES 2018-2019

19-21 September 2018 / Madrid, Spain / Spanish / Enrol
17-19 October 2018 / Coimbra, Portugal / English / Enrol

7-9 November 2018 / Brussels, Belgium / English / Enrol

28-30 November 2018 / Bilbao, Spain / Spanish / Enrol

NEW! 12-14 December 2018/ Amsterdam, The Netherlands / English / Enrol

16-18 January 2019 / Naples, Italy / Italian / Enrol

NEW! 6-8 February 2019 / Prague, Czech Republic / English / Enrol

 

We advise to register as soon as possible, to reserve a spot in the Training Course of your convenience as the seats are very limited.

Please contact us for additional information.

 

We are looking forward to seeing you at the trainings!


EFMC is organising the training course “Financial Management of Horizon 2020 Projects: Theoretical and Practical Approach” on the 26-27-28 of September 2018 in Frankfurt, and “H2020 Participant Portal Training: Submission, Financial & Project Reporting” on the 27-28 September at the same venue.

There are a few seats available for the two EFMC training courses taking place simultaneously in Frankfurt during the 26-28 of September 2018.

If you don’t want to miss the opportunity to learn everything about H2020 projects from our EU Institutions experts, enroll here for the training “Financial Management of Horizon 2020 Projects: Theoretical and Practical Approach” or here for the training “H2020 Participant Portal Training: Submission, Financial & Project Reporting”.

For more information, please contact us.


EFMC analyses it so you don’t have to! – The latest H2020 Annotated Grant Agreement AGA V 5.0

On July 3rd the European Commission published the latest version (5.0) of the AGA – Annotated Grant Agreement. The main significant changes concern, among many others, travel costs for external experts, prototypes, and new presentation of calculations for payments (Art. 21) Annotated Grant Agreements changes and updated versions sometimes can fly under the radar of most beneficiaries when executing and managing their H2020 action. These changes can present useful options and alternative tools that beneficiaries and coordinators can utilise which previously may not have existed. In the most recent version (V 5.0) there have been many more changes and options presented than normally might be expected in updating the AGAs for H2020.

Travel costs for external experts in the project are a new option which previously did not exist. This appears to be introduced as an option in order that beneficiaries can be clear in where and how to declare costs of flying in such external experts for seminars etc. Before this was somewhat of a grey area as beneficiaries could not book such flights and travel costs against their project since the external expert was not an employee of said beneficiary i.e.: the cost was “incurred” but could not be “directly linked to the beneficiary” Many beneficiaries and even Project Officers and the European Commission struggled to deal with this in the past. Now these costs are eligible if their participation is specifically justified in the periodic technical report and the Commission/Agency approved it without formally amending the GA which in practice means it is at the discretion of the Project Officer (i.e.: the simplified approval procedure) Prototype costs are now covered clearly which are now allocated as direct costs for construction of a prototype or pilot plant in the eyes of the EC they may exceptionally be eligible, if building the prototype or pilot plant is (one of) the main action task(s) Again Project Officer discretion is exercised here and beneficiaries need solid technical arguments to support their case.

Notably there is now a new presentation of calculations for payments and recoveries (recovery of funds from a beneficiary), are now compiled under Article 21 and there are now updates due to the adoption of the Guide on grant reductions as well as clarifications on the general lump sum which is now covered in the preamble, Articles 8 and 18. Updates due to the amendment of the model grant agreement v.5.0, in particular are covered under Articles 29.3 and 34 New explanations and examples resulting from frequently asked questions, in particular in Articles 6.2.A, 6.2.D, 11, 14a, 43, 44, 48, 49, 50.3, 51, 55 and 57.2.

Annotations on the new Lump Sum Pilot model grant agreement; the new MSCA Special Needs model grant agreement and updates in the specific model grant agreements are now covered in MSCA: ITN Articles 6.2.a, 6.2.B, 32; IF Articles 6.2.A, 6.2.B, 18, 32, 55.1, 56a; RISE Articles 6.2.A, 32 and Co-fund Articles 6.2.A and 15. The ERC articles are now housed in 18, 29 and 32 while the SME Phase 1: is dealt with in Article 8 PCP/PPI: Article 8 SGA: Article 3

 

EFMC – European Fund Management Consulting

Robert Caroll

Senior Consultant


 

EFMC is proud to present the opportunity to attend the new courses H2020 Participant Portal Training: Submission, Financial & Project Reporting” taking place throughout Europe starting from September 2018.

Participant Portal is the most important tool for finding information, preparing and submitting the proposal and managing the contract of research & innovation projects under the EU Framework Programme. In this training you will learn how to use the tool efficiently.

Please see the list of courses below, choose the location of your convenience and register now as the seats are limited!

UPCOMING PARTICIPANT PORTAL TRAINING COURSES 2018

27-28 September / Frankfurt, Germany / English / Enrol

25-26 October / Brussels, Belgium / English / Enrol

22-23 November / Vienna, Austria / English / Enrol

More information about the H2020 Participant Portal training, the agenda and fees is available here.

As there is room available for only 10 persons in each training course then we advise you to register as soon as possible.

Please feel free to contact us for additional information.

We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our trainings!

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