"It is in the interests of beneficiaries and the Commission that there are a few errors as possible when claiming costs.
A low error rate:
- strengthens the reputation of Horizon 2020
- means continued taxpayer support for science and innovation funding
- speeds up payments
- reduces the administrative burden by preventing having to recover amounts unduly paid."
Indeed, such errors may lead to annoying and costly consequences. It is therefore in a common interest to avoid them as much as possible.
The Commission has prepared a short guidance document on "How to avoid errors when claiming costs in H2020 grants".