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Questions and Answers on Horizon Europe: General, Personnel Costs, MSCA, and ERC


In March 2024, Czech legal and financial National Contact Points updated three documents with questions and answers from the European Commission on the financial and legal aspects of the Horizon Europe program.

The updates include:

  • In the general Q&As, a new chapter has been added that addresses the specifics of grants funded by lump sums and programmes aimed at widening participation and spreading excellence.
  • The Q&As dedicated to personnel costs contain new information related to, for example, the mandatory paid holiday for agreements (DPP/DPČ) in the context of changes to the labor code.
  • In the MSCA and ERC sections, the update reflects the new interpretation by the REA regarding the possibility of employing contracts exceeding a 1.0 full-time equivalent.

Newly added questions in the individual documents after March 2023 are marked with a special symbol exclamation.png


The European Commission published an updated Model Grant Agreement for Horizon Europe.


The European Commission has published a new version (version 1.2) of the General Model Grant Agreement for Horizon Europe. The new version is available on the Funding & Tenders Portal here. The update reflects a new option for beneficiaries in Horizon Europe and Euratom...

Guidelines on the responsible use of generative AI in research


The European Commission, together with countries and stakeholders represented in the ERA forum, has developed a set of recommendations for the European scientific community, designed to facilitate the responsible use of generative artificial intelligence tools, such as...

The European Commission paves the way for unit personnel costs in Horizon Europe and Euratom


The European Commission has adopted a decision allowing beneficiaries of Horizon Europe and Euratom projects to now claim personnel costs in the form of unit costs. This new option is reflected in the updated MGA.  Unit costs serve as an alternative to the actual...

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