eLearning course to increase understanding of how to use and report on Simplified Cost Options
In the last years, the DG INTPA and DG NEAR gave grant applicants the possibility to present budgets including simplified cost options.
The main aim of simplified cost options is to simplify and reduce administrative burdens and to shift the allocation of resources from the administrative/financial control to the achievement of project results.
Although there are available some guidelines on the use of simplified cost options, many organisations often encounter difficulties in their practical use, when it comes to cost calculation and eligibility of costs and need to familiarise with EU requirements.
This short eLearning aims at giving a practical guide on the use of Simplified Cost Options, from proposal to reporting and expenditure verification stages.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Recognise the differences among types of simplified cost options
- Properly prepare the budget including unit costs, lumpsum o flat rates
- Keep simplified costs under control ensuring their eligibility
- Prepare the necessary documents for the expenditure verification of this category of costs