The European Commission organized last February the 24th an information session in Brussels for Grant Coordinators, so they can learn legal aspects, business processes and IT tools used to prepare amendments and reports with particular attention to the financial aspects and eligibility of costs. As part of the coordination activities, the Members of Cibervoluntarios Foundation attended to this event in order to learn how to use well the Horizon 2020 Digital Platform for Reporting, Payment and Amendments.
Socratic Project is possible thanks to the funds of Horizon 2020 program. Horizon 2020 is the financial instrument implementing the Innovation Union, a Europe 2020 flagship initiative aimed at securing Europe’s global competitiveness.
Seen as a means to drive economic growth and create jobs, Horizon 2020 has the political backing of Europe’s leaders and the Members of the European Parliament. They agreed that research is an investment in our future and so put it at the heart of the EU’s blueprint for smart, sustainable and inclusive growth and jobs.
By coupling research and innovation, Horizon 2020 is helping to achieve this with its emphasis on excellent science, industrial leadership and tackling societal challenges. The goal is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation.
The event took place in the Charlemagne building in Brussels from 9.30 to 17.00. It was mainly meant for grant coordinators.