EU research funding reaches 15% target for SMEs
SMEs will receive 15.3% (€2.4 billion) of the Cooperation Programme budget of €16.3 billion committed so far under the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7).
EC Financial Audits in FP7. Real-life case studies of EC Audits in FP7 – what could go wrong?
Most of us are implementing FP7 projects with very good quality from a technical and research perspective. Financial issues are also taken care of with extra attention. But only some of us have been through an FP7 financial audit conducted…
Experiences of a Project Coordinator
As the newly appointed Coordinator of the FP7 GEOCOM project, I was looking forward to meeting all our project partners in person; I had been in touch with them for some months now. The third interim meeting in Budapest provided…
The art of finding project partners
From training participants and clients, I often get the question „how to find good partners??” and while I have my ideas of doing it, I wonder how do you select yours?
Challenging Audit Day
Last week’s audit training was quite special for various reasons. Gabor, based on his experience related to EC financial audits as well as the comments and suggestions of the previous audit training participants, has developed a brand new audit workshop:
New clarification in the FP7 Guide to Financial Issues
There are discussions about whether or not to charge the costs of project meeting costs under "Management" costs. Let’s see the updated guide:
12th DIVERSE conference
From 3 to 6 July 2012, the 12th edition of DIVERSE will take place at Arts Centre STUK in Leuven (Belgium). This conference is organized by Media and Learning Unit, KU Leuven in co-operation with the Diverse Network. DIVERSE is the…
A rainy day, but efficient, fully focused on financial issues
Today it is nice and sunny, Budapest is showing its best face, not like yesterday...
Reporting or travelling
Everyone working with EU projects knows that there will be time to report all the activities, eventual deviations from the work plan and all the related costs. Still, this exercise always comes to soon and we ask ourselves how time…
EU support for entrepreneurs, enterprises and SMEs in 2014-2020
The future of EU funding entails various novelties. Not only all the research and innovation funding is being streamlined into Horizon 2020, but other EU funding schemes and support mechanisms are also undergoing certain changes with a view to simplification.…
FP7-Winter Academy 2012
We spent last week at the Velence lake, which is approximately an hour away from Budapest next to Székesfehérvár. It’s still not clear to me if this would be the second or third largest lake in Hungary (wikipeida tells it’s…
The power of information
I woke up before 5am today with a slightly paranoid idea in my head. It is still there, so I am wondering if anyone has a hypothetical solution.