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European Interactive Seminar Financial Accounting and Audit in European Research and Development Funding

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English scheduled: November 2020 This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin. 1.038,- € * until 11.09.2020 * all prices are VAT excluded
Date: scheduled: November 2020
Location: This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.
Price: 1.038,- € * until 11.09.2020 * all prices are VAT excluded
Language: English
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Time Consuming and Complex Procedure

Financial accounting and reporting of EU-funded projects are considered time consuming and complex. Beneficiaries have to commit themselves to the strict requirements of budgetary management regulations. By not following these rules the projects can be at great risk. The European Commission can decide to freeze grants or even demand complete reimbursement. Therefore, it is important to prepare properly for the financial management of your EU-funded projects.

Different Funds - Different Rules

It is crucial that projects meet both the overall strategic objectives of the funding scheme and the detailed financial requirements. Precise records must be kept which have to follow inflexible reporting rules and withstand financial audits. It is crucial to know how to deal with the eligibility of direct and indirect costs. Project managers need to know exactly what to include into the financial reports, and how to use financial planning and financial spreadsheets most effectively.

Learn at this interactive seminar about current eligibility rules, financial reporting and audits and gain insights to changes in the financial management of EU research projects.

What will you learn at this Practical Seminar?
  • What’s new in Horizon Europe Projects regarding Eligibility Criteria, Grants and Reimbursement?
  • Which direct and Indirect Costs in Horizon Europe are eligible? How to define direct and indirect costs? What do the changes in the personal cost documentation mean for you?
  • Which costs can be considered eligible in the different funding programmes?
  • What should you include into your financial report of Horizon Europe projects? How can you use financial planning and financial spreadsheets most effectively?
  • What are the differences in accounting and reporting in European research council funding? How can you successfully comply with financial requirements and duties of research funding?
  • How to prepare for a Commission audit?
  • How to avoid the most common errors in the audit?

Who is this seminar for?

Directors, Heads of Departments or Units and other members of staff responsible for handling finances in EU-funded research or commercialisation projects

from institutions and organisations such as

  • Technology centres and clusters
  • Companies and industry working in R&D&I
  • Ministries for Economy, Science and Higher Education
  • Municipalities and city councils

from departments such as

  • Finance
  • Project Management Services
  • Funding / Grants Office
  • (Research) Accounting
  • European and International Research Programmes
  • Research Support Services
  • International Cooperation in Research and Development
  • Technology Transfer Office
  • Financial Audit
  • Audit Management and Implementation

This event will take place in a 4-Star hotel in Berlin.