Legal and financial issues

The administrative and financial framework with rules for application and project implementation of Horizon 2020 call are set-out in the Grant Agreement; the Annotated Model Grant Agreement explains extensively all details.

The European commission gives on a regular basis trainings with background information on coordinators' days, that can be followed live or through webstreaming. Presentations can be consulted in the documents in below.

Information on specific legal and financial topics are listed and documented in the documents in below.

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H2020 Coordinators' Day - 21.02.2020 - grant agreement preparation

Agenda, presentations and webstraim available


Prizes in Horizon 2020 – an overview

There are 2 types of prizes awareded by the European Commission: an inducement prize (IPr) also called Challenge Prize and a Recognition Prize (RPr). The IPr are meant to spur investment in a given direction, by specifying a target prior to the performance of the work. The RPr have the objective to raise public awareness about the subject. The document provides an overview and related links.

Petition on Horizon Europe Personnel Costs

A petition on Horizon Europe Personnel Costs’ rules has been launched, calling on the European Institutions to ensure continuity with the personnel costs’ methods and options of H2020 rules in Horizon Europe’s Model Grant Agreement, in line with beneficiaries’ usual cost accounting practices. 

FAQs due to Corona/Covid-19 virus outbreak - update 17.04.2020

On the Corona/Covid-19 page on the Funding and tender portal FAQs related to the implementation of H2020 actions due to the outbreak measures are listed.

On 17 April new FAQs have been published related to MSCA actions.



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