EARMA Conference Oslo


Horizon Europe - cost reporting changes and possible implementation impacts


Martin Baumgartner


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    Michael Parik


EARMA Conference Oslo

Format: Oral 60 Minutes

Topic: Project Management

Session: A4- 60m Baumgartner, Parik;30m Delauré, Claesen and Brännvall

Thursday 5 May 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. (UTC)


Although Horizon Europe represents an evolution rather than a revolution compared to Horizon 2020, there are some new rules. Especially in the area of cost accounting, new questions arise with regard to the practical implementation and alignment and adaption of systems of organisations participating in Horizon Europe. In this context, the new cost accounting rules such as the change from hourly to daily rates for personnel costs should be highlighted. This session will present the novelties as well as the resulting questions linked to the real implementation on the basis of a research organisation. Where possible solutions on how to manage these changes will be shown.

Martin Baumgartner has been head of unit and National Contact Point for “Legal and Financial aspects” in Horizon Europe and predecessor programmes since 2008. Experience in legal and financial matters, international cooperation, coordination and evaluation of EU funded projects. Skills in organizational development, experienced certified business coach, trainer and facilitator (Sigmund Freud University Vienna). Master of law (University of Vienna). Martin is a member of the European Commission Model Grant Agreement expert group, the Open Science Austria and the DESCA consultation group.

Michael Parik works as Grants Affairs Coordinator at AIT – Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Austria´s largest non-university research organization. His background in Business Administration from the Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration helps him to transfer financial and legal regulations into operational needs and processes for the participation of AIT in several funding programmes. He has experience in pre- and post-award management of funding projects, supervised several first & second level audits. Another working area is to monitor the policy landscape in terms of R&D funding. Michael is also involved in the representation of AIT in numerous stakeholder organizations (i.e.active member of EARTO - Working Group Finance) and has been an EARMA member since 2010.