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. Since the consortium agreement is in fact a commercial agreement, we recommend the services of a legal advisor competent to develop such agreements. 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? There is a clear motivation to start drawing up the agreement as soon as possible. This may be the case during the preparatory phase of the proposal, when operational relations between partners are in place and tasks are assigned. It is a good practice to ensure that the project is well planned, including all legal aspects, before it is presented. This practice can help avoid unwanted conflicts between partners in the future. Talk to your advisor to make sure that the courses you want to take at the “host” institution will be transferred to your studies.

Your advisor must also sign the consortium contract form to verify that the courses are applicable. Sanitation and technical training courses are not provided and very few exceptions are allowed. You cannot use classes that you control for the consortium agreement. In addition, you cannot repeat courses with the consortium agreement without first contacting your advisor and the financial assistance office. A consortium agreement is an agreement between two higher education institutions/universities to recognize your registration at any location for financial assistance. In addition, it only certifies to one of the two institutions that they can manage your Title IV and your state financial assistance. Continued regulation of IP-related issues is not mandatory, but is highly recommended for consortium partners. IP issues can be taken into account in the consortium agreement: A professional legal advisor experienced in such consortium agreements offers you the following services: 1. Download and print the consortium agreement form.

Make sure you download the right form! All colleges, OTHER THAN OSU, need the individual consortium agreement. If you are not sure, please contact our office. 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.