Let us say at the outset that the DESCA model is an extremely useful tool for anyone involved in a Horizon 2020 project. There is no doubt about that. We also believe that the signing of the standard model will only serve to fulfil the basic condition of a certification body to complete the CAP (Grant Agreement Preparation) process. It will only effectively support the implementation of the project if the standard text is adapted to the needs of the project and the individual needs of the consortium. DESCA or any other CA model will definitely help you manage your project – if you are conducting a risk assessment analysis and if part of the advance is to be retained; when certain processes are required to manage delays or troubled partners; whether the coordination team obtains additional authority; where issues relating to safeguards need to be clearly specified; where notification rules should include internal measures, etc. I think the members of the DESCA team would also agree that no model for consortium agreements is perfect unless it is adapted on a case-by-case basis. It serves as a starting point and allows you to have all the essential requirements for a standard research and innovation project. If you compare the Community grant agreement – which protects the interests of the European Union and the money of European citizens – with the presentation of the DESCA consortium agreement, there will be topics covering both documents. The consortium agreement should protect the project and the interests of the partners. Il CA può essere considerato come la traduzione degli impegni a carattere giuridico che i beneficiari assumono tra di loro con riferimento alla valorizzazione dei prodotti che deriveranno dalla ricerca scientifica.
If you`d like to learn more about these topics, we have a one-hour webinar where we`ll share some interesting stories from our H2020 projects. In addition, the new DESCA 2020 – Development of a Semplified Consortium Agreement model, the consortium agreement template for projects funded under Horizon 2020, has recently been made available. The European Commission`s funding programmes must regulate the relationship between them so that the commitments made to the Commission (defined in the Grant Agreement) are properly and more effectively implemented. 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, which precisely governs the relationship between the project participants, meets this requirement. In the “Downloads” section, you can download some documents relating to the structure and content of the consortium agreement. The purpose of the document “Analysis based on the section on the rules of the consortium on intellectual property” is to introduce and deepen the sections of the consortium agreement that deal with the regulation of the rules relating to intellectual property rights with regard to existing knowledge (“background”) and acquired knowledge (“foreground”). .