Verona | April 2016
Training School: How to manage key financial tasks for FP7 and H2020 European research and innovation projects: Finance for Beginners
April 18-20, 2016 | Verona, Italy
Budgeting at the proposal stage (Wolfram Rieneck)
The grant agreement preparation (Jaco de Graaf)
Financial management of FP7 and H2020 projects during the implementation stage (Per Inge Andresen)
Third parties in H2020 (Per Inge Andresen)
CFS & Financial audit procedure (Mirella Collini)
Audit procedures in Horizon 2020 (Roberto Cippitani)
Beneficiaries of EU projects have to commit themselves to the requirements of budgetary management, accounting, and financial reporting regulations. It is crucial that projects both meet the overall strategic objectives of the funding scheme and also meet the detailed financial rules. Complex eligibility criteria and rules have to be followed and strict deadlines have to be met.
During the 3 days BESTPRAC Training School “How to manage key financial tasks for FP7 and H2020 European research and innovation projects: Finance for Beginners” participants will be shown how to analyze and understand financial management procedures and requirements for well-planned and well-executed FP7 and H2020 projects, and how to solve financial management tasks.
Training School concept at a glance
Universities, research organisations, and small and large business enterprises all over Europe have an opportunity to participate in European research and innovation projects, and receive EU funding through the EU framework programmes for research and innovation, FP7 and Horizon 2020. To make use of this opportunity, they have to manage financial tasks for the projects in accordance with EU rules.
This training school is designed for administrative staff who have been assigned to these tasks, and who:
- are not familiar with the financial rules of FP7 and H2020, and/or
- have little or no practical experience or training in how to perform and solve these tasks.
First and foremost, this training school is primarily about practical solutions:
- We will focus on practical examples and exercises.
- Ample time will be set aside for Q&A sessions and discussions.
- We will explain some key financial rules, but the goal is not to present a detailed review of all financial rules of these framework programmes.
- Our goal is to provide you with practical skills for your toolbox, and a step-by-step overview of suggested best practices for the most important financial tasks.
The number of participants will be limited to 15. This will allow for active engagement by all participants and one-on-one dialogue during the sessions. We recommend that all participants bring their own laptops.
Per Inge Andresen, Senior adviser, NTNU – Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Vanessa Ravagni, Head of Research Support and Knowledge Transfer Division, University of Trento, Italy
Roberto Cippitani, auditor from Studio Cippitani Di Gioacchino Iozzolino, Rome, Italy
Call for Applications
Research administrators involved in the administration and management of European projects; Early stage administrators and applicants from institutions in so-called COST inclusiveness countries are especially encouraged to apply.
Number of TS participants: Up to 15 trainees
A lump sum of 750 Euros towards their travel and accommodation expenses. No additional financial support is available from COST.
The completed application form must be submitted by e-mail to Ms. Martina Pöll by Friday, January 22, 2016. No deadline extensions will be granted and late comers can, unfortunately, not be accepted. Applicants will be notified of acceptance or rejection by February 5, 2016.
Please do not buy tickets or make hotel reservations before you have received the official invitation through the e-COST system to attend the Training School. Only after having received this official invitation are you entitled to receive reimbursement.
University of Verona, ROOM T. 11 at POLO SANTA MARTA Building
VIA CANTARANE, 24 VERONA
Local organizer: Vanessa Ravagni
Transversal-Task-Force Manager Training (for questions on the COST Training School program): Anne-Kathrin Werenskiold
Grant Holder (for questions on registration and reimbursement): Martina Pöll