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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...

Do not forget about the Certificate on Financial Statements in your Horizon Europe project!

24.04.2023 | Alicja Baryła
Have you ever heard of the Certificate on Financial Statements (CFS)? If you are a Horizon Europe grant beneficiary, you should definitely be familiar with it! What is the CFS? The Certificate on Financial Statement is an obligatory audit document...

How to calculate personnel costs in Horizon Europe

19.12.2022 | Ewa Ciochoń
Companies often struggle with calculating personnel costs, mainly due to the very specific Horizon Europe rules and formulas that need to be applied when declaring personnel costs in a HE – funded project. Consequently, it is also the most common...

Indirect costs in Horizon Europe

12.12.2022 | Ewa Ciochoń
According to the EU definition, indirect costs are costs that are needed to properly execute the Horizon Europe project but are not directly linked to any specific activity or task within the project. How are indirect costs calculated in the...

How to prove you are an SME

15.03.2022 | Mélanie de Fays
Horizon Europe, the EU’s innovation programme from 2021 to 2027, was established by the European Innovation Council (EIC) with a €10 billion budget. The EIC supports companies (mainly start-ups and SMEs) with grants and equity for groundbreaking innovations at different...

H2020 project extension: is time on your side?

16.07.2021 | Anna Szathmáry
Your project duration is established at the proposal stage and confirmed during the Grant preparation before the project starts. Every task and work package has an established lifetime with deliverables to submit at the end to document the progress. However, research projects...

Can an affiliated company participate in my H2020 project?

06.07.2021 | Karolina Czaharyńska
Yes, your affiliated company can be involved in the project as a linked third party. However, in order to keep in line with H2020 rules, a few principles need to be kept in mind. First, what is a linked third...

Do not forget about the Certificate on Financial Statements in your H2020 project!

21.05.2021 | Alicja Baryła
Have you ever heard of the Certificate on Financial Statements (CFS)? If you are a H2020 grant beneficiary, you should definitely be familiar with it! What is the CFS? The Certificate on Financial Statement is an obligatory audit document for...

­Who will be your H2020 project’s LEAR?

13.05.2021 | Anna Szathmáry
Don’t worry. This is not Shakespeare, and your LEAR will not go mad by the end… hopefully. In EU funding vocabulary, LEAR stands for Legal Entity Appointed Representative. Every organization that participates in an EU-funded project must assign a person...

EC Audit in H2020 project – how to survive?

12.04.2021 | Anna Szathmáry
Ready, steady, go – Its EC audit time! All right, so this is a topic that nobody likes to think about. Some say it is like preparing for a PhD exam, others say it is like a difficult job interview....
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