Finance-NMS-IST is an SSA that assists New Member State Organisations with the financial and budgetary aspects of participation in the IST Program.
Finance-NMS-IST runs an online helpdesk that can be found at www.finance-helpdesk.org
In addition to the helpdesk, Finance-NMS-IST trains via workshops the financial personnel within SMEs and other organisations in the 10 New Member States, and assists them in interpreting and implementing the financial rules and regulations of FP6 to their benefit. The organisations trained include local accounting companies, commercial organisations and academic institutions. This is so that they will be able to assist their own organisations or clients both in the computation of optimal correct budgets as well as to ensure correct understanding of the financial responsibilities in entering into an EU contract.
Working in coordination with each local NCP, Finance-NMS-IST will uses accountants with experience in FP6 rules and regulations. They will share their experiences and tools to assist and train the organisations through seminars, one to one consulting sessions and help-desk facilities. Support includes proposing, negotiation, cost recording and cost reporting. This is to ensure that not only is the correct amount budgeted, but that it can also be eventually correctly realised.
For more information, Please contact Dana Remes.