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The Legal Entity Validation process in Horizon Europe

25.07.2023 | Eva Nyirfa
What is the purpose of the procedure? After being selected for Horizon Europe funding, and before the Grant Agreement is prepared, companies are required to complete several steps to support the screening efforts of the European agencies involved in the...

Reporting in EIC Accelerator projects

17.07.2023 | Christopher Morgan
Congratulations! You’ve finally made it through the rigorous application process, fulfilled the administrative obligations and now your grant agreement (GA) is signed. If you take a look through it, you’ll notice that article 21 of the GA states that “The...

Maximum declarable Day-equivalents in Horizon Europe

14.07.2023 | Lucie Pacho Aljanati
If you have a Horizon Europe grant, avoiding errors in declaring personnel costs should be a high priority. To calculate personnel costs, you need to understand two basic concepts: ‘Day-equivalents’ and ’Daily rate’. Let’s focus first on the concept of...

The Complicated World of Daily Rates in Horizon Europe

14.07.2023 | Ewa Ciochoń
Horizon Europe has made significant changes in the calculation of personnel costs compared to Horizon 2020. The reason behind this was to simplify reporting requirements and reduce administrative burdens. However, one may question whether these modifications truly resulted in an...

Ethics review of your EIC Accelerator project

27.06.2023 | Isabell Tributsch
Every proposal being considered for funding is assessed in regard to its ethical aspects. If the assessment concludes that ethical aspects have not been addressed sufficiently in the proposal stage, ethics requirements will be added to the project as contractual...

Horizon Europe amendments in 5 steps

31.05.2023 | Alicja Baryła
The Grant Agreement (GA) is the most important document of your Horizon Europe project. It includes all the legal and financial rules, as well as the detailed plan for project implementation and budget estimation. You did your best to plan...

The EIC Accelerator Business Plan

26.05.2023 | Isabell Tributsch
The application for EIC Accelerator funding consists of several steps: short application, full application, and interview. The EIC Accelerator Business Plan is part of the full application and plays an important role for your project as it is the main...

How to prove ‘best value for money’ in your Horizon Europe Project

18.05.2023 | Christopher Morgan
Congratulations! You did it! After a rigorous application process, you’ve finally been selected as beneficiary of a coveted Horizon Europe grant. Then suddenly, as you go about pushing your innovation forward, the EC appointed auditor asks you “How are you...

Are bonuses eligible as Horizon Europe personnel costs?

16.05.2023 | Alicja Baryła
You’ve got the Horizon Europe funding and you want to pay a bonus to everyone for their hard work on the application. It’s a team success and employees should be rewarded! But wait. Can you actually charge a bonus to...

A know-how guide to SME self-assessment in Horizon Europe

15.05.2023 | Christopher Morgan
You’ve just been informed by the European Commission that you have been selected as a beneficiary of one of their coveted grants for Small or Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). You then find yourself under a mountain of paperwork to do, documents...
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