COST Targeted Network TN1302

The voice of research administrators - building a network of administrative excellence (BESTPRAC)

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 



DateidownloadFinal programme

DateidownloadBudgeting at the proposal stage (Wolfram Rieneck)

DateidownloadThe grant agreement preparation (Jaco de Graaf)

DateidownloadFinancial management of FP7 and H2020 projects during the implementation stage (Per Inge Andresen)

DateidownloadThird parties in H2020 (Per Inge Andresen)

DateidownloadCFS & Financial audit procedure (Mirella Collini)

DateidownloadAudit 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 

+ Guests! 



University of Verona, ROOM  T. 11  at POLO SANTA MARTA Building




Contact details

Local organizer: EmailVanessa Ravagni

Transversal-Task-Force Manager Training (for questions on the COST Training School program): EmailAnne-Kathrin Werenskiold

Grant Holder (for questions on registration and reimbursement): EmailMartina Pöll