Horisont 2020 - Konsortieavtalen
26. mars 2020 09.00 - 16.00
Norges forskningsråd, Lysaker (møterom Abel 1)
- Passer for:
Forskere, prosjektledere, rådgivere
19. mars kl.15.00
Kurset gjennomgår også kontraktsmalen mellom Europakommisjonen og prosjektet (Model Grant Agreement), og hvilke krav den setter til konsortieavtalen.
Kurset arrangeres i samarbeid med Europa Media og vil pga koronasituasjonen streames som webinar. Kursspråk er engelsk.
The course will provide the participants with a sound understanding of the options for the scope and content of consortium agreements that can effectively complement the Grant Agreement in Horizon 2020 projects. To fully understand what should be included into the Consortium Agreements and how, we will introduce the rights and obligations deriving from the Grant Agreement and discuss what other types of legal agreements may exist before signing the Consortium Agreement.
Workshop: How can the CA help in managing the project smoothly?
We will conduct a hands-on workshop on consortium agreements for H2020 projects, during which the participants will work in groups on different case studies to discuss how to draw up an effective Consortium Agreement. For this exercise, we will introduce different real-life scenarios with problematic and challenging situations in H2020 projects such as conflicts on IPR and exploitation issues, disagreements on dissemination and publications, delays and quality problems in reports and deliverables, risks on financial management, and other budgetary problems. Under the moderation of a workshop leader, the participants will discuss and try to identify appropriate procedures, management structures, and specific clauses a Consortium Agreement shall include to effectively tackle such situations.
Training course outputs:
Get to know the options for formal and informal agreements between H2020 beneficiaries at the different stages of an H2020 project, starting from pre-proposal and proposal stage until Grant Agreement signature.
Understand default rights and obligations from the GA concerning financial issues, management of IPR, and dissemination exploitation of results
See options on addressing decision making procedures and management structures, financial and budgetary issues, risk management and conflict resolution mechanisms, and IPR and exploitation issues in the Consortium Agreements. Compare model consortium agreements such as DESCA 2020, EUCAR and MCARD-2020 as well as other support structures.
09:00 – 09:15 Registration
09:15 – 09:45 Event Opening
09:45 – 10:15 Formal and Informal Arrangements among H2020 Beneficiaries: From the H2020 Proposal to the Grant Agreement
Confidentiality and commitment issues in H2020 proposals. Partners’ roles, exploitation interests and IP. Pre-proposal and proposal stage agreements: Letters of Intent (LoI), Letters of Commitment (LoC), Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), Non-disclosure Agreements (NDA), Draft Consortium Agreements.
(10:15 – 10:25 Short Break)
10:25 – 11:30 The H2020 Grant Agreement and the Consortium Agreement:
Roles, Responsibilities, and Options
Key terms and definitions in the multi-beneficiary H2020 Grant Agreement. Roles, rights and obligations of the Coordinator and Beneficiaries in the GA and the CA. Default clauses on financial issues, management of IPR, and dissemination exploitation of results – making a comparison between the GA and the CA.
(11:30 – 11:45 Coffee Break)
11:45 – 12:30 How to draw up an Effective Consortium Agreement
Decision making procedures and management structures. Financial clauses, budget distribution and management. Defining Background, Results and IPR issues. Risk management and conflict resolution mechanisms. Introduction and comparison of Model Consortium Agreements and examples of Consortium Agreements for different types of actions.
(12:30 – 13:30 Lunch break)
13:30 – 15:30 Workshop: Consortium Agreement Case Studies
Under the moderation of trainers, participants work in groups on real-life scenarios with problematic and challenging situations in H2020 projects and discuss how to draw up a good Consortium Agreement that helps effectively tackle such situations:
• Conflicts on exploitation and intellectual property rights (IPR) issues;
• Disagreements on dissemination and scientific publications;
• Delays and quality problems in deliverables and periodic/final reports;
• Overspending and underperforming partners;
• Inadequate budget allocations and budget reallocations;
• Termination/inclusion of a partner and partners going bankrupt.
(14:30 – 14:45 Coffee Break)
Agenda H20215:30 Final Q&A and closing of event