Continued regulation of IP-related issues is not mandatory, but is highly recommended for consortium partners. The following IP issues can be taken into account in the consortium agreement: the situation would change if the work programme provided for the exceptional conclusion of a certification body prior to the signing of the GA. These additional conditions of participation could be included in accordance with Article 9, paragraph 5, of the RfP. In this case, the European Commission, informed of the lack of a diploma from the certification body, would not sign the grant agreement. 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. 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. In order to optimize the use of available time and resources, there is a good opportunity to develop this agreement, after the EC has indicated that the project will be chosen for funding and before the EC requests the signing of the grant agreement. This period is approximately three months, which is sufficient to prepare and conclude the consortium agreement. Type consortium agreements are not approved by the Commission; these are model agreements developed by different organisations as models and can be used as checklists, starting points or framework conditions for the development of a consortium agreement that meets the specific criteria, needs and requirements of the partners and projects involved. These are not unitary agreements. This agreement must be up-to-date and focus on the horizon 2020 specific project. In the development of a consortium agreement, the essential aspects of the successful implementation of the grant project should be considered. The necessary conditions are included in the agreement. Desca (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is the most popular of several Horizon 2020 consortium agreements.
This is the result of a cooperation project supported by the EC. Its production is a consortium agreement of models that everyone can use as the basis of a specific consortium agreement for a given project. The DesCA model consortium agreement is available for free download. However, neither the RfP nor the GA anticipates that a certification body must be completed before the GA is signed. The annotated GA model strongly recommends (“should in principle”) negotiate and complete the certification body before the action begins, as the absence of a certification body could currently delay and jeopardize action. A professional legal advisor experienced in such consortium contracts offers you the following services: When entering into a consortium contract, only the fellows are involved. The European Commission is not a stakeholder and does not participate.