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Why are Horizon 2020 rules still important?

Horizon 2020 rules are still important today because many research projects are still running. Horizon Europe might have started since the 1st of January 2021 but all projects launched before will be running in the upcoming years. Given that the average duration of a Horizon 2020 research project is between 3 and 4 years, these rules are very much needed.

According to Cordis, there are more than 15.000 Horizon 2020 projects still ongoing as of today. This means that many entities still have to follow H2020 rules for their project reporting.

Therefore, it is vital to keep the Annotated Model Grant Agreement of Horizon 2020 on the table for consultation. Also consider consulting the H2020 Online Manual on the Funding & Tenders Portal. Many cost reporting and audits are still to be made in the next years. It is still important to know how to report on Horizon 2020 projects. For this, read our Horizon 2020 articles. For instance, personnel cost justification can be cumbersome in some cases.

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About Horizon 2020: Horizon 2020 was the EU’s research and innovation funding programme from 2014-2020 with a budget of nearly €80 billion. The programme has been succeeded by Horizon Europe. Horizon 2020 aims to:

  • ensure that Europe produces world-class science
  • remove barriers to innovation
  • make it easier for public and private sectors to innovate together.