Calculation of productive hours

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To calculate productive hours, you must use one of the three options provided for in the H2020 model grant agreement: ‘fixed number of hours’(1720),‘individual annual productive hours’ or ‘standard annual productive hours’.

However, you can use different options for different types of personnel provided that the same option is applied consistentlyto each personnel group employed under similar conditions (e.g. same staff category or same type of contract).

-You must use the same option(s) for the full financial year.
-Forhourly rates calculated on a monthly basis, you cannot use option 2 (individual annual productive hours).
-If indoubt,use option 1(1720 productive hours)—you do not need to document it and the auditors will not challenge it.

Source https://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/other/comm/190305_avoiding-errors-when-claiming-costs_en.pdf