The consortium agreement complements the Horizon 2020 award agreement. While the grant agreement defines the binding legal relationship between the European Commission and the project partners, the consortium agreement defines and regulates the relationships between the partners themselves. Unlike the subsidy agreement (which is defined and cannot be amended), the Horizon 2020 consortium agreement is essentially a trade agreement between the partners. As such, it is flexible and can be adapted to the specific needs of the project and its partners. Remember — once the Horizon 2020 project is funded, a consortium partner will work together for a long time. That is why it is very important to have a binding agreement that takes into account the different expectations, requirements and circumstances that may arise. In principle, the agreement may contain all the agreements that the partners wish to conclude, provided they do not contra in the subsidy agreement and the Horizon 2020 participation rules. Please use the My Projects website of the promotion and tender portal to prepare your grant by entering the necessary data and signing your online grant contract. This data will also be available in PDF format.
A consortium agreement is a binding contract signed between the partners of a Horizon 2020 cooperation project. The Horizon 2020 Agreement (Article 41.3) states that “recipients must make internal arrangements for their operation and coordination to ensure that the measures are properly implemented. These internal agreements must be established in a written “consortium agreement” between Horizon 2020 beneficiaries. What do you need to know about this agreement and the process of implementing an agreement? Keep reading to learn more. This process summarizes the main steps in concluding your grant agreement: the grant agreement is a contract between the consortium (all its partners) and the European Commission, while the consortium agreement is an internal agreement between the consortium partners – it regulates all issues that are not covered by the grant agreement but which are important to the internal functioning of the consortium (for example. B the organization of the work). , structure, intellectual property management, accountability, conflict resolution, future exploitation and dissemination of results, etc.). Make no mistake, preparations for financial aid may fail, even if it is in the interest of the EC and the consortium to submit to it.
Also note that every hour spent before the start of the project is not eligible. For simplicity`s sake, the EC has published an annotated grant agreement containing a reading of 730 faces, which contains a description of all GA articles. While this is not mandatory, we recommend referring to the CA structure and guidelines when developing a consortium agreement. As mentioned above, it is advisable to use experienced legal advisors in the preparation of this agreement. The DESCA proposal should only be presented as a means of structuring the agreement in a general way and taking into account the important aspects that need to be taken into account. If the consortium has decided not to sign its grant during the pre-grant phase, it can initiate the termination process through the IT tool for grant management. Look at the detailed screens and descriptions in the termination before signing the grant. The consortium agreement is the agreement within the consortium and does not include the EC. In this agreement, you insert the information you have decided into your consortium.