How To Draw Up Your Consortium Agreement
Follow the link below for the European Commission`s guidance document for establishing your consortium agreement: The consortium agreement (CA) (in accordance with Article 24 of Regulation (EC) No 1906/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006) governs the relationship between the project participants. The consortium agreement regulates in particular: A professional legal advisor experienced in such consortium agreements provides you with the following services: If the consortium has decided not to sign its grant during the preparatory phase of the grant, it can begin the termination process through the IT grant management tool. Consult the detailed screens and descriptions of the termination before signing the grant. Since the consortium agreement is indeed a commercial agreement, we strongly recommend the services of legal counsel with expertise in the development of such agreements. The consortium agreement complements the grant agreement for Horizon 2020. While the grant agreement establishes the binding legal relationship between the European Commission and the project partners, the consortium agreement establishes and regulates the relationship between the partners themselves. Unlike the grant agreement (which is firm and cannot be changed), 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 that as soon as horizon 2020 is funded, the unionized partners 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. There is a clear motivation to start working out the agreement as quickly as possible. This may be the case during the preparation phase of the offer, during which operational relations between the partners are formed and tasks are assigned.
It is a good practice to ensure that the project is well planned before submission, including all legal aspects. This practice can help avoid unwanted disputes between partners. That said, there is one important point to consider: preparing a Horizon 2020 consortium agreement requires a significant investment of time, resources and legal resources. If the project is not funded by the European Commission, such an allocation of money and time will be mostly (and unfortunately) lost. In order to make the most of time and resources, the preparation of this agreement is therefore, just after the publication of the publication by the Commission, that the project has been selected for funding and before the Commission requests the signature of the grant agreement. This period is approximately three months, which is sufficient for the preparation and conclusion of the consortium agreement. Desca (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is the most popular of several Horizon 2020 model consortium agreements. It is the result of a cooperation project supported by the European Commission. The result is a standard consortium agreement that anyone can use as the basis for a specific consortium agreement for a given project. . . .