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6 Key Facts about the new Personnel Unit Costs in Horizon Europe

03.05.2024 | Ewa Ciochoń
A groundbreaking change is on the horizon for Horizon Europe projects – the introduction of personnel unit costs. This innovative method promises to simplify cost reporting for beneficiaries and allow more transparent financial management. But can we count on that?...

Transfer and licensing of results in Horizon Europe projects

29.03.2024 | Lucie Pacho Aljanati
Beneficiaries of EU grants must make their best efforts to exploit the results generated during the project directly. Alternatively, they can have them exploited indirectly by another entity through transfer or licensing. This obligation is laid down in Annex 5...

The impact of parental leave on personnel cost calculations

27.09.2023 | Lucie Pacho Aljanati
When calculating the personnel costs in your Horizon Europe project, you may have one of your employees on parental leave. Does this change the personnel cost calculations? Basic rules to calculate personnel costs The formula to calculate personnel costs seems...

Seconded persons in your HE project – how to charge the costs

04.09.2023 | Agata Mendrek
Personnel costs usually account for a significant portion of the budget in Horizon Europe projects. While employees are the most common type of eligible personnel costs, there are other options in the mix. One of them is the costs of...

Declaring End-of-Contract Indemnities as Personnel Costs in Horizon Projects

01.08.2023 | Mélanie de Fays
Your employee who has been working on the Horizon project is now preparing to leave the company. You may wonder if the compensation costs associated with their departure can be declared as personnel costs and covered by the Grant. Sure,...

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...

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...

Can I charge the cost of freelance work on Horizon Europe projects?

09.03.2023 | Alicja Baryła
Collaboration with freelancers is increasingly popular in many companies, especially if you need to acquire very specific skills. So at the start of your Horizon Europe project you may wonder whether these costs are eligible or not. First, some background...

What are SME Owner costs in Horizon Europe?

27.01.2023 | Mélanie de Fays
If you’re starting your Horizon Europe project and are wondering which costs are eligible, it’s a good time to discuss SME Owner costs. Before talking about how to charge SME Owner costs to your HE project, let’s make sure we’re...
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