Content of the Consortium Agreement
When concluding a consortium agreement, only the grant partners are involved. The European Commission is neither a party to nor involved in this agreement. This agreement sets out further arrangements regarding payments, liability, intellectual property rights and licences.
This agreement must be up to date and focused on the specific Horizon 2020 project. When drawing up a consortium agreement, an assessment must be made of which aspects are essential for the smooth implementation of the grant project in question. The necessary conditions will be included in the agreement.
A widely used model consortium agreement is the DESCA 2020 model agreement. The agreement is current and applicable to Horizon 2020 projects. This model can be seen as a starting point to come to an adequate consortium agreement. It is important that for each specific project it is checked whether all the necessary conditions and aspects are included in the agreement. This means that changes are often made to the model agreement.
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