Horizon 2020 Financial Issues with the Commission's Experts

Helsinki + webcast
Ajankohta: ke 29.11.2017

Venue: Eurooppasali, address Malminkatu 16, Helsinki + webcast

Time: Wednesday 29.11.2017 at 9.00-15.30

Almost entire day full of Horizon 2020 financial issues! As a part of a Europe-wide Communication Campaign, experts from the European Commission are coming to Helsinki to share their insights. The event aims to summarize financial rules applicable to Horizon 2020 Programme in context of revisions of Model Grant Agreements from February 2017.

The speakers for the event are

  • Mr Vincent Canart, lawyer, RTD.J1 Common Legal Support Service and
  • Mr Andrew Forde, auditor, RTD.J2 – Common Audit Service.

This is a great opportunity for project managers, persons working in research support services including financial or legal services, those new to the programme and for others who are simply interested in learning more about the topic.

You can also participate via webcast during the event (no recording available later), in case you´re not able to travel to Helsinki.

The event is hosted by Legal & Financial NCP Outi Kauppinen.


We are interested to hear your questions and comments beforehand, so please feel free to present them at the same time of registration.

The event is full, so we cannot take any more registrations on-site.

It will, however, be possible to follow the event via webcast. You can also access the presentation materials already.


Draft Agenda

09:00 – 09:30   Registration

09:30 – 09:40   Welcome and Introduction

09:40 – 10:25  Types of workforce contracts

  • Employees vs other staff
  • Revised definition of the in-house consultants
  • What contract under what budget category
  • Supplementary/multiple contracts
  • Q/A session

10:25 – 11:30   Personnel cost calculation

  • Actual personnel cost vs unit costs
  • How to calculate actual personnel costs: formula
  • Periodicity: financial year/month
  • Time-recording requirements
  • Options for annual productive hours
  • Q/A session

11:30 – 12:30   Lunch break (own cost)

12:30 – 12:45   Additional Remuneration

  • Revised definition
  • Basic remuneration vs additional remuneration
  • Additional remuneration ceiling
  • Project-based vs not project-based remuneration
  • Q/A session

12:45 – 13:30   Other Direct Costs

  • Eligibility conditions
  • Internally invoiced goods and services
  • Q/A session

13:30 – 14:00    Coffee

14:00 – 14:30   Common findings of the first EC audits (incl. audit strategy in brief)

14:30 – 15:15   Subcontracts and other third parties

  • Types of third parties
  • Characteristics and eligibility conditions
  • Q/A session

15:15 – 15:30   Discussion and closure of the event