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FP7 Financial & Project Management

Date: 07 March 2012 - 08 March 2012
Location: Budapest,Hungary, 09.00-17.00
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Europa Media is organising a training programme on FP7 Financial & Project Management. This 2 day intensive management training covers the full process from Grant Agreement Negotiation to the post -project Audit, and will be held at the Novotel Budapest Danube Hotel in Budapest, Hungary from 7-8 March 2012.

The course is designed to give you the skills to successfully implement an EU funded project. Sharing experiences and interpreting the rules, we deal with project implementation, technical & financial reporting, communication within the consortium and with the EC, as well as audit and technical reviews. Our training concept builds on a learning-by-doing approach with a mix of lectures and practical workshops in smaller groups. Participation will cover the following topics:

  • Negotiating with the European Commission
  • Preparing the financial reports
  • Avoiding financial mismanagement
  • Getting the partners to deliver on time and within budget
  • Good project coordination


Day 1

  • Negotiating an FP7 Grant Agreement - hints and typical mistakes. Successful and unsuccessful negotiations. What went wrong?

  • Understanding the Grant Agreement - do you really know Belgian law? Knowing what to expect from the unexpected.

  • Consortium Agreement - how do you protect your interests and Intellectual Property Rights?

  • Getting started - advance payment, bank guarantees, how to get things right from the beginning. The kick-off meeting

  • Keeping your records - efficient project management systems in practice, eligible and non-eligible costs, cost statements. Upgrading your system for FP7.

Day 2

  • Coordinating a project - how to deal with the difficulties.

  • Managing your participation - how to work with the others, and your relationship with the Coordinator.

  • Reporting - milestones and deliverables, critical path. Behind schedule? The experts will help you out.

  • Project closure and monitoring - getting prepared for EC audits.

  • Understanding the new financial rules - what has changed for the next budget period and how you can manage the changes.

  • Getting the maximum out of your FP7project - direct and indirect benefits. Making your project go beyond just the deliverables.

  • Plenary discussions - project managers, FP evaluators and EC Project Officers will be on hand in order to address all your concerns


For more information, please visit the training website.

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