EC Communications Campaign: Horizon 2020 Financial Rules

Date: 9th November 2017

Venue: MCST, Villa Bighi, Kalkara

This communication campaign organised by the Malta Council for Science and Technology with the cooperation of the European Commission aims to provide explanations on the financial rules applicable to Horizon 2020 Programme in context of the H2020 Model Grant Agreement. The campaign provides an excellent opportunity for participants to exchange and share good practices on the financial management of Horizon 2020 projects as well as obtain first-hand information from the EC.


Speakers:            Carmen Madrigal Jimenez, DG RTD
Cristina Moldovan, DG RTD



09:30 Registration and Coffee
10:00 Welcome – Introduction
10:05 EC introduction
10:30 H2020 Model Grant Agreements

–          Structure

–          Forms of costs

–          Budget transfers

10:45 Types of Staff Costs

–          Employees vs other staff

–          What contract under what budget category

11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Personnel Cost Calculation

–          Time recording requirements

–          Annual personnel costs vs unit costs

–          How to calculate actual personnel costs: annual vs monthly rates

–          Options for annual productive hours

13:00 Lunch Break
14:00 Additional Remuneration

–          Definition

–          Basic remuneration vs additional remuneration

14:45 Direct Costs

–          Identification and measurements

–          Eligibility conditions

15:15 Third Parties

–          Types of third parties: classification and characteristics

15:45 Subcontracting

–          Subcontracts vs contracts

–          Characteristics and eligibility criteria

–          Conflict of interest and best value for money

16:15 Synergies with other grants

–          Basic principles

–          Concept of “cost item”

16:30 End of session


Due to the limited seating capacity, registration is required on