The European Commission H2020

The European Commission (EC) supports research through research framework programmes. Horizon 2020 or H2020 is the European programme for research and development for the period running from 2014 to 2020. With a budget of €79 billion, H2020 follows on from the Seventh Research Framework Programme and the Competitiveness and Innovation Programme (CIP 2007-2013). It also includes the European Atomic Energy Community (Euratom) and the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT). Any request for support addressed to H2020 must be submitted via GrantsDB. For more information, you can refer to the Research Office website.


Procedure to follow

In this knowledge article, you will find the different procedures to follow for:

  • Financial monitoring of H2020 funds.
  • Corrections of entries.
  • Salaries.
  • Other (invoices, expense reports, etc.)
  • Financial reports.
  • Audits (Certificate on Financial Statement).
  • The overhead H2020.
  • Funds closing

Audit of EC funds

A private firm audit European funds European when they exceed certain thresholds. For more details on this subject, please refer to the Administrative and Financial Management Rules for European Projects H2020 (LEX 3.1.7).

Other audits of third-party funds may be executed at the request of the donor. In this case, the laboratory must contact the Controlling Department via the e-mail address [email protected].

Useful links

Administrative and financial management rules for European projects H2020


Please send us your questions and suggestions at the following addresses: [email protected]

For questions concerning financial management:

For the School of Engineering (STI)

Patrizia Angelucci: [email protected] (Lausanne and Sion)
Tél. +41 21 693 21 61

Steven Miller: [email protected] (Neuchâtel)
Tél. +41 21 693 22 39

For the Vice Presidencies, Colleges CDH and CDM

Steven Miller: [email protected]
Tél. +41 21 693 22 39


Luc Tinguely: [email protected]
Tél. +41 21 693 24 37

For the School of Life Sciences (SV) & the School of Basic Sciences (SB)

Nicolas Hausheer: [email protected]
Tél. +41 21 693 21 13

For EUROfusion Programm

Julie Richard: [email protected]
Tél. +41 21 693 52 84