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News article15 February 2024European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency1 min read

Updated DESCA Model Consortium Agreement Now Available

The DESCA (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) 2.0 Consortium Agreement model was recently published in Brussels, with representatives from the European Commission and various stakeholders from across Europe in attendance. This launch marked a significant milestone, coinciding with the celebration of over 15 years of DESCA's effectiveness as a widely utilised model. DESCA has consistently supported and streamlined cooperation among universities, research institutions, and other partner entities involved in Horizon Europe (HE) collaborative projects.

The current DESCA HE 2.0 model includes separate sections and options regarding the use of lump sums, and thus considers the growing importance of this funding model in Horizon Europe. The DESCA Consortium Agreement model was developed by the DESCA Core Group, a working group that is coordinated by Fraunhofer and Helmholtz and which includes KoWi as well as ANRT, EARTO, LERU, VTT and ZENIT.



Publication date
15 February 2024
European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency