SINGLE UNIT COST FOR PERSONNEL COSTS A NEW METHOD IN HORIZON EUROPE   The 15th of January 2024, Mr. Marc Lemaitre, Director-General of DG R&I published a decision authorizing the use of unit costs for personnel costs for actions under Horizon Europe and Euratom Programmes in a sole Article. “The use of eligible costs declared […]

A cut of €2,1 Billions in the budget of Horizon Europe had been decided by the European Council  A cut of €2,1 Billions of which €1,5 Billions to support defence research in the budget of Horizon Europe had been decided by the European Council (EU heads of States) at the beginning of the month. They […]

In today’s interconnected world, education has transcended borders, opening doors to international experiences and collaborations. Erasmus+ is a flagship European Union program that embodies this spirit by promoting education, training, youth, and sports across Europe and beyond. With a rich history and a wide array of opportunities, Erasmus+ stands as a beacon of global education. […]

Audit procedures are quite complicated. The European Commission does not communicate much on the audit process, and it does not really exist any guide that beneficiaries could follow to help them during these audits. Audits always follow 3 phases: the preparation, the examination (on-the-spot) and the reports (Draft Audit Report, Final Audit Report + Letter […]

The Parliamentary elections held in Bulgaria on 02nd of April 2023 placed first with 69 seats out of 240 seats the GERB (Граждани за европейско развитие на България) – SDS (Съюз на демократичните сили). The GERB-SDS is a 2 party coalition from center right.   Mariya Gabriel, as a member of the GERB party had […]

  Climate change and environmental degradation are an existential threat to Europe and the whole world. The European Green Deal is a response to such challenges that aims to transform the EU into a fair and prosperous society, with a modern, resource-efficient and competitive economy where there are no net emissions of greenhouse gases in […]

MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships and ERA Fellowships The 2023-MSCA-Postdoctoral Fellowships (PF) call is opened now with a deadline on the 13th September 2023 (17:00 Brussels time); designed to support researchers of any nationality who wish to engage in R&I projects by either coming to Europe from any country in the world or moving within Europe. Postdoctoral Fellowships aim […]

The relation between Switzerland and the EU The relation between Switzerland and the European Union (EU) has evolved over time. Switzerland is not a member of the European Union (EU), but it has been associated with the EU’s research and innovation programs for several decades. If Switzerland had been the associated country which participated the […]

Ukraine: an active associated country in H2020 and Horizon Europe The war in Ukraine, which began in 2014, has had significant consequences for research in the country. Some of the effects include: Brain drain: The conflict has led to a significant brain drain, with many researchers leaving the country to seek better opportunities abroad. This […]