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. Since the consortium agreement is in fact a commercial agreement, we recommend the services of a legal advisor competent to develop such agreements. 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. So what needs to be done to best meet the needs of the consortium members at an early stage, without spending the resources and time before there is more clarity in funding? In accordance with Article 41.3 of the model grant agreement, a consortium agreement must be signed between the beneficiaries, unless the work programme specifies that this is not necessary. In other words, if the beneficiaries are not otherwise indicated, they must have an internal operating and coordination mechanism to ensure that the action is properly implemented (consortium agreement). Nevertheless, there is an important point to bear in mind: the preparation of an agreement on the Horizon 2020 consortium requires a significant investment of time, resources and resources for legal assistance.
If the project is not chosen by the European Commission for funding, such an allocation of money and time will essentially (and unfortunately) be wasted. In addition to the grant agreement, it is mandatory for all beneficiaries to sign a consortium agreement. Each consortium must define its own structures and rules that meet its specific requirements. In order to support the preparation of your specific consortium agreement, ERA-LEARN provides a model for the ERA-NET Cofund consortium agreement. The model is based on LESCA. Desca 2020 is a global agreement of the Model Consortium for Horizon 2020. It was launched by the main players of the 7th PC and updated for Horizon 2020, in agreement with the PC community, and provides a reliable framework for project consortia. www.desca-2020.eu/ Before launching your horizon Europe multi-partner project, two agreements must be prepared and signed: the Grant Agreement and the Consortium Agreement. In this resource, we describe the differences and give some tips and tricks when preparing.