Legal and financial issues


IP Booster - Applications for service

Intellectual Property Booster (IP Booster) is a new specialised professional IP service for public research organisations looking to realise value from their research results. Our experts will examine your case and guide you towards the best intellectual property strategy, at no cost to you and fully supported by the European Commission. 

General Block Exemption Regulation (State aid) – consultation

On 11 May the  consultation "Targeted review of the General Block Exemption Regulation (GBER/State aid): extended scope for national funds to be combined with certain Union programmes" was launched.

2-step verification in the Funding & Tender Portal - guidance material

The Funding & Tenders Portal now offers two-step verification as a way to improve the security of the EU-login account. Before activating the 2-step verification, the user must register a mobile device in the EU Login account.

Petition on Horizon Europe Personnel Costs

A petition on Horizon Europe Personnel Costs’ rules has been launched, calling on the European Institutions to ensure continuity with the personnel costs’ methods and options of H2020 rules in Horizon Europe’s Model Grant Agreement, in line with beneficiaries’ usual cost accounting practices. 

FAQs due to Corona/Covid-19 virus outbreak - update 17.04.2020

On the Corona/Covid-19 page on the Funding and tender portal FAQs related to the implementation of H2020 actions due to the outbreak measures are listed.

On 17 April new FAQs have been published related to MSCA actions.


New FAQs due to Corona/Covid-19 virus outbreak- update 08.04.2020

The new FAQs handle about the following issues due to the current COVID-19/Corona outbreak:

New FAQs on Corona virus

New FAQs have been published regarding Corona:

Extended deadlines for Horizon 2020 calls related to the COVID-19 outbreak

The recent escalation of restrictions related to the COVID-19 outbreak may hamper applicants’ ability to prepare and finalise high-quality proposals. For this reason, for Horizon 2020 calls with original deadlines between now and 15 April, extensions will be applied.

Cancelled events due to Covid19 (Corona) , what to do?

The outbreak of Covid-19 (Corona Virus) in the EU and elsewhere has a practical impact on many Horizon 2020 projects. For instance, it may prevent beneficiaries to fulfil their obligations under the action or even to carry out work in a zone affected by the virus.