Better Budgets for Better Horizon 2020 Proposals — What to Do and How to Do it

Project number: 1920401

EIPA Headquarters, Maastricht (NL)

Date & pricing

12/03/2019 - 13/03/2019
Register before: 25/02/2019

€ 1.100,00 per attendee

€ 990,00 for EIPA members*

Better Budgets for Better Horizon 2020 Proposals — What to Do and How to Do it

From:  990,00

This practical course will help you to improve your current proposals through better budgeting. It aims to improve your chances of success when submitting proposals and to ensure that you can deliver the results of your project.

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About this course

Does your organization need to win funding for research projects in Horizon 2020?
Is your success rate as high as you would like?
Could you benefit from help with project budgeting to improve your chances of winning funding and enable you to deliver project results?

Who will most benefit?
This seminar will benefit those currently preparing budgets for proposals for Horizon 2020 projects, such as public and private sector organisations, not for profit organisations, research organisations, and secondary/higher education establishments, who wish to improve their chances of being successful.

It will also be relevant to those who:

  • Will in future be preparing proposals for Horizon Europe or Structural and Cohesion Fund projects
  • Are responsible in the public sector for preparing capital or revenue/operational expenditure budgets at project or individual service level.

What you will learn in this course

This practical course will help you to improve your current proposals through better budgeting. It aims to improve your chances of success when submitting proposals and to ensure that you can deliver the results of your project.

In the seminar:

  • You will submit your draft budgets/proposals in advance of the seminar
  • On the first day, we will give you input on how to prepare better budgets which will improve your proposals
  • On the second day, you will revise your draft budgets/proposals with opportunities for feedback from our experts and, should you wish to, to discuss your proposals in plenary session

The course is focused on project budgets for Horizon 2020, but the methods used are relevant in:

  • Project budgets for Structural and Cohesion Fund projects
  • Capital expenditure budgets for projects financed with national or sub-national finance
  • Revenue/operational budgets for individual services which are part of divisional or corporate budgets.
Michael Burnett

Michael Burnett (UK)

Public Procurement / PPP / Public Sector Management

Practical information

Course venue
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
the Netherlands

Programme Organiser
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: + 31 43 3296382
b.vetter@eipa.eu

Fee
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals
Lunches and the reception will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations

EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.). 

The programme

09.30 Welcome and introduction to the workshop

Michael Burnett, Expert, European Public Management, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)

10.00 Public sector budgeting: what it is and why it matters

Michael Burnett

10.45 Coffee Break
11.15 Introduction to budgeting

  • Budgeting terminology
  • Corporate budgeting
  • Departmental budgeting

Michael Burnett

12.00 Project and activity budgeting

Introduction to budget process (step-by-step approach, coding, calculating) – Horizon 2020 projects

Andrea Rubini, Director of Operations, European Water Platform, Brussels (BE).

13.00 Lunch
14.15 Project and activity budgeting (continued)

Budget preparation – Case study

Budget preparation – Case study feedback

Andrea Rubini

15.45 Coffee Break
16.15 Project and activity budgeting (continued)

Budget preparation – Case study feedback (continued)

Andrea Rubini

17.00 Project and activity budgeting (continued)

Individual participant review and revision of own project budgets

Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett

17.45 End of day one
09.00 Review of day one and introduction to day two

Michael Burnett

09.15 Project and activity budgeting (continued)

Individual participant review and revision of own project budgets (continued)

Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett

10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Project and activity budgeting (continued)

Plenary session – Opportunity for presentation of projects to other participants

Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett

12.00 Lunch
13.45 Project and activity budgeting (continued)

Feedback to participants on own project budgets – Part 1

Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett

15.15 Coffee break
15.45 Project and activity budgeting (continued)

Feedback to participants on own project budgets – Part 2

Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett

16.45 Summary and conclusions

Michael Burnett

17.00 End of workshop

Michael Burnett

TUESDAY 12 MARCH 2019
09.30 Welcome and introduction to the workshop
Michael Burnett, Expert, European Public Management, EIPA, Maastricht (NL)
10.00 Public sector budgeting: what it is and why it matters
Michael Burnett
10.45 Coffee Break
11.15 Introduction to budgeting

  • Budgeting terminology
  • Corporate budgeting
  • Departmental budgeting

Michael Burnett

12.00 Project and activity budgeting
Introduction to budget process (step-by-step approach, coding, calculating) – Horizon 2020 projectsAndrea Rubini, Director of Operations, European Water Platform, Brussels (BE).
13.00 Lunch
14.15 Project and activity budgeting (continued)
Budget preparation – Case study
Budget preparation – Case study feedback
Andrea Rubini
15.45 Coffee Break
16.15 Project and activity budgeting (continued)
Budget preparation – Case study feedback (continued)
Andrea Rubini
17.00 Project and activity budgeting (continued)
Individual participant review and revision of own project budgets
Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett
17.45 End of day one
WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH 2019
09.00 Review of day one and introduction to day two
Michael Burnett
09.15 Project and activity budgeting (continued)
Individual participant review and revision of own project budgets (continued)
Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett
10.30 Coffee break
11.00 Project and activity budgeting (continued)
Plenary session – Opportunity for presentation of projects to other participants
Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett
12.00 Lunch
13.45 Project and activity budgeting (continued)
Feedback to participants on own project budgets – Part 1
Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett
15.15 Coffee break
15.45 Project and activity budgeting (continued)
Feedback to participants on own project budgets – Part 2
Andrea Rubini and Michael Burnett
16.45 Summary and conclusions
Michael Burnett
17.00 End of workshop
Michael Burnett

Course venue
European Institute of Public Administration (EIPA)
O.L. Vrouweplein 22
6211 HE, Maastricht
the Netherlands

Programme Organiser
Ms Belinda Vetter
Tel: + 31 43 3296382
b.vetter@eipa.eu

Fee
The fee includes documentation and refreshments. Lunches, a reception or dinner are included if mentioned in the programme. Accommodation and travel costs are at the expense of the participants or their administration.

Discounts
EIPA offers a 10% discount to all civil servants working for one of EIPA’s supporting countries, and civil servants working for an EU institution, body or agency.

Who are the supporting countries?
Civil servants coming from the following EIPA supporting countries are entitled to get the reduced fee: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, the Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.

For all other participants, the regular fee applies.

Meals
Lunches and the reception will be served at a restaurant in town. Special dietary requirements (e.g. vegetarian, diabetic) can be indicated once you receive the confirmation of the seminar.

Hotel reservations
EIPA has special price arrangements with a number of hotels. All hotels are within 10 minutes walking distance from EIPA. Should you wish to make use of this possibility, please book directly via the links below. Payment is to be made directly and personally to the hotel upon checking out. At the time of booking, please mention in the requested field the EIPA project number for your course.

Confirmation
Confirmation of registration will be forwarded to participants on receipt of the completed online registration form.

Payment
Prior payment is a condition for participation.

Cancellation policy
For administrative reasons you will be charged €150 for cancellations received within 15 days before the activity begins. There is no charge for qualified substitute participants.

EIPA reserves the right to cancel the activity up to 2 weeks before the starting date. In that case, registration fees received will be fully reimbursed. EIPA accepts no responsibility for any costs incurred (travel, accommodation, etc.).