DESCA is a simple and comprehensive consortium agreement, free from unnecessary complexity in both content and language. DESCA`s modular construction, with different options and alternative modules and clauses, offers maximum flexibility. Great care has been taken to ensure that these alternatives remain consistent with the basic text. Explanations with concrete examples and detailed explanations of the different options and clauses are provided throughout the model. These notes will help research managers without legal training and the first participants in Horizon 2020 to make informed decisions on the best formulations to protect their interests. The DESCA model is widespread among universities and research institutes. A consortium agreement is a binding contract signed between the partners of a Horizon 2020 interconnection project. The Horizon 2020 grant agreement (Article 41(3)) states that `beneficiaries shall have internal provisions as regards their implementation and coordination in order to ensure the proper implementation of the action. These internal agreements must be the subject of a written “consortium agreement” between the beneficiaries under Horizon 2020. So what do you need to know about this agreement and the implementation process? Keep reading to learn more.
More information about DESCAPlus information about DESCA 2020 Version 1.2 Although it is not mandatory, we advise you to refer to the structure and policies of DESCA when drafting a consortium agreement. As I said above, it is advisable to use experienced legal assistance in the preparation of this agreement. The DESCA presentation should only be referenced as a means of structuring the agreement in general and taking into account important aspects to be taken into consideration. Desca, the most widespread model consortium agreement in the 7th Framework Programme, has been updated for Horizon 2020. The DESCA consortium agreement has been developed specifically for Horizon 2020 “Research and innovation actions” and “Innovation actions”. As with FP7, several institutions and groupings have developed model consortia agreements for Horizon 2020, sometimes with different approaches. Most of these agreements are modular, allowing for different options to be chosen to meet the specific needs of a project. The most common models are as follows: For the first time, by 2020, model consortia agreements are also available for MSCA-ITN. . .