While the competition for European Research Council grants keeps growing, the budget allocated to this program may suffer from serious cuts as the European Union States try to lower their expenses to face the coronavirus crisis. Irish researchers point out the necessity for fundamental research, funded by ERC grants, and the risks for European research […]

Last month, during the European Research & Innovation days, ministers from the Western Balkans discussed their priorities and their need to be “considered as one region when considering economic development” (Ms. Florensa Haxhi). Despite not being a part of the European Union, Albania, Serbia, North Macedonia, Montenegro and Kosovo can access EU grants and face […]

Part two here. Horizon 2020 approaches to auditing The world of Horizon 2020 and its successor Horizon Europe is full of jargon. Some of the concepts such as eligible costs or different forms of costs will be familiar to beneficiaries from national funding programmes. However, the issues and terms around H2020 auditing may be an […]