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 […]

This article is intended to assist and support anyone submitting a proposal to the MSCA Staff Exchanges Call with the deadline of 8 March 2023. The following information function as a checklist to remind researchers some key aspects that should not be forgotten to address in their project proposal:   Criterion 1 – Excellence:  In […]

Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action (MSCA) is a set of major research fellowships created by the European Union/European Commission to support research in the European Research Area (ERA). The MSCAs are among Europe’s most competitive and prestigious research and innovation fellowships. MSCA programme is part of the HORIZON EUROPE pillar one and it is designed to promote […]

On September 16, we offered you a barometer of upcoming calls for projects for some clusters of the Horizon Europe program. The trend was not necessarily positive for some destinations in several clusters.   This time, Science Business, in its article of November 24, 2022, gives us a clear vision of the 2023 budget of […]

Origin of the “new” Lump Sum To understand the very logic of the Lump Sum we need to go back to its origins, to the reason why the Lump Sum was introduced in the system of EU direct grants. Even thou we started dealing with the current Lump Sum model only during the last two […]

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