http://www.scienceguide.nl/media/1131639/european_unionflags.jpegThe European University Association clings on to full cost model in Horizon 2020. Later this week the hot potato will be debated by European Parliament, Commission and Council.
The European University Association (EUA) sees the removal of the option for reimbursement based upon full costing methodologies as being both a step backward and counterproductive with respect to another key policy goal: the modernisation of Europe’s universities, in particular their financial sustainability. “Horizon 2020 as a flagship to enhance Europe’s research and innovation capacities needs to take a lead position here to strengthen European Universities’ competitiveness globally”, he suggested. At a press conference by Mr Christian Ehler (MEP and Rapporteur on the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation), the EUA joined Mr Ehler in calling for the retaining of a reimbursement model based on the recognition of full costs in Horizon 2020, the next EU framework programme for research and innovation. Read more...