C.2 - Grant Agreement/Consortium Agreement in HE

Target group:

Level 2 (intermediate)


No course fee, but registration is binding.

Registration deadline:

9. mars kl. 15.00


Live streaming

13 Mar 2023 09:00 – 15:00

About the event

Grant Agreement, Consortium Agreement and the other related legal documents in Horizon Europe - (Level 2)

This course gives you insight in the formal agreements related to Horizon Europe projects. This is essential information not only for coordinators of Horizon Europe projects, but equally important for the project partners.

We will go through the formal contract with the European Commission; the Grant Agreement. We will also go through other important documents and agreements that you need, such as the consortium agreement between the project partners and also other useful documents such as the Letter of Intent and Letters of Commitment.

We will also go through possible challenges that can occur in a project, and how this can be handled or even prevented by including descriptions on how to handle such situations in the Consortium Agreement.  

The course language is English, and the course is delivered by Europa Media.

Our Horizon Europe seminars are distributed into 5 topics (A-E) on three knowledge levels (1-3). Read more about the different courses.


08:45 – 09:00    Accessing the ZOOM Online Meeting Room

09:00 – 09:30 Event Opening , introduction

09:30 – 10:15 Grant Agreement in Horizon Europe

Step by step introduction to the Grant Agreement:

• Model GA and Annotated GA • Articles to remember
• Step by step introduction to the Grant Agreement preparation
system from receiving the Invitation to GAP Letter for your Horizon Europe proposal till the signature of your Grant Agreement.

(10:15 – 10:30 Coffee Break)

10:30 – 11:30 Formal and Informal Arrangements among HE Beneficiaries:

Confidentiality and commitment issues in HE proposals. Partners’ roles, exploitation interests and IP. Pre-proposal, proposal stage and implementation phase agreements: Letters of Intent (LoI), Letters of Commitment (LoC), Memoranda of Understanding (MoU), Non-disclosure Agreements (NDA), Draft Consortium Agreements, Subcontracting agreement, Licencing Agreement.

(11:30 – 11:45 Short Break)

11:45 – 12:30 How to draw up an Effective Consortium Agreement – Part 1

Introduction to the DESCA Model Consortium Agreement and examples of
Consortium Agreements for different types of actions. Decision making procedures and management structures. Financial clauses, budget distribution and management. Defining Background, Results and IPR issues. Risk management and conflict resolution mechanisms. Making a comparison between the GA and the CA.

(12:30 – 13:15 Lunch Break)

13:15 – 13:45 How to draw up an Effective Consortium Agreement – Part 2

13:45 – 15:00 Workshop: Consortium Agreement Case Studies

Under the moderation of trainers, participants work in groups on real-life scenarios with problematic and challenging situations in R&I 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;
• Overspending and underperforming partners;
• Inadequate budget allocations and budget reallocations; etc.

15:00 Remaining questions, end of course


Inger Nordgard

    Internasjonalt samarbeid

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