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How to avoid errors when claiming costs in H2020 grants?

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To help beneficiaries to avoid errors in the cost accounting of Horizon 2020 projects European Commision's Common Implementation Centre (CIC) has recently published a short guidance document:

It is in the interests of beneficiaries and the Commission that there are as few errors as possible when claiming costs. A low error rate:

  • strengthens the reputation of Horizon 2020
  • means continued taxpayer support for science and innovation funding
  • speeds up payments
  • reduces the administrative burden by preventing having to recover amounts unduly paid.

With this in mind, we want to share the main findings of the first ex-post audits on H2020 grants. We have listed the most common errors along with some explanations. Please bear them in mind when claiming costs. The annotated model grant agreement contains detailed guidance, including examples and specific cases. The answers to the frequently asked questions are also published on the Funding & Tenders Portal. The Research Enquiry Service can also help you.

The whole document is avaliable at:

Date of upload: 17/10/2019