WG Financial Experts

EARTO WG Financial Experts is composed of 30 active experts. The WG is looking at the EU financial rules related to Research and Innovation and impacting RTOs. The experts define common positions and organise workshops with key institutional stakeholders to best prepare the financial and simplification aspects of related EU policies.


Key Topics for 2019


  •     HEU Rules for Participation (financial aspects)
  •     FP simplification
  •     Cross-reliance of audits
  •     Usual cost accounting practices
  •     System audit
  •     Cost models, unit costs, allocation keys
  •     HEU implementation: Model Grant Agreement
  •     Simplified cost option: feedback on H2020 Lump Sum pilots

Cooperation with EU Institutions & Stakeholders

  • European Commission (DG R&I, DG BUDG)
  • European Court of Auditors
  • European Parliament (ITRE, BUDG, CONT)
  • ANRT


Lastest Papers Published

25 / 06 / 2018

EARTO Analysis of EC Regulation Proposal: Establishing HEU & its Rules for Participation

EARTO and its members welcome the EC proposal for Horizon Europe, which is in continuity with H2020 and builds on the successes of the previous FPs.


19 / 03 / 2018

EARTO Recommendations for FP9 Rules for Participation: Funding Rules

EARTO brings further suggestions for the elaboration of FP9 Rules for Participation, with the aim of improving the management and efficiency of the FP9.