Presentation on theme: "Research and Innovation Summary of MS questions on the Commission's proposal for DG Research & Innovation Research and Innovation Rules for Participation."— Presentation transcript:
Research and Innovation Summary of MS questions on the Commission's proposal for DG Research & Innovation Research and Innovation Rules for Participation and Dissemination
Article 2 Definitions Definition of Foreground: why to change? Definition of “Associates countries”: applicable criteria Definition of “Background”: differences with previous FPs Definition of “Exploitation” Definition of “Action” Legal entities without legal personality
IPR / Secure Societies: Why does the Commission foresee specific rules for actions in the activity “Secure societies” in art. 4 and 46? (treated under article 46) Article 5 Forms of funding Contrary to FP7: no list of funding schemes for grants Which programme will enhance the use of lump-sums, scales of unit, prizes, etc? Article 4 Information to be made available Article 8 Conditions for participation SME instrument: EU added value in single beneficiary grants
Procedure for coordination and support actions Improvements Information to the MS Selection of named beneficiaries Article 10 Calls for proposals Article 11 Joint calls Will joint calls be used in the three priorities? CALLSCALLS
Article 14 Selection and award criteria About the criteria On the evaluation processes One stage vs two stage On expert panel composition: will they vary depending on priorities? About proposals: performance indicators About financial capacity: “guaranteed” by a MS
How many days for reviewing the coordinator request? Article 16 Grant agreement Meaning of ““Specific grants for actions may form part of a framework partnership according to the provisions of Regulation…” Article 15 Evaluation review procedure Article 17 Grant decisions Grant decisions vs grant agreements: what and when
What is the “secure electronic system”?; what is its legal value? Article 18 Secure electronic system Article 19 Implementation of the action Amendments to the technical annex Costs incurred by third parties Subcontracts for carrying out certain elements of the action Article 20 Consortium The role of the coordinator Guidance on Consortium Agreements Addition and removal of participants
Article 22 Funding of the action How to determine the applicable reimbursement rate Impact on the EU contribution of the 100 / 20 system Reimbursment rate for the management costs Simplification value of the system State Aid Rules Other issues: ICPC, income from the action, co-financing
Eligibility of VAT? Eligibility of depreciation Article 23 Eligibility of costs Article 24 Indirect costs Why is not possible to use “actual indirect costs”? Article 24.2-derogation to the 20 % flat rate: "Indirect costs may be declared in the form of a lump sum or scale of unit costs when provided for in the work programme or work plan" COSTSCOSTS
Calculation of personnel costs and differences with FP7 What will the Commission define in the GA regarding annual productive hours? Article 25 Annual productive hours Article 27 Scales of unit costs Examples of scale of unit costs Article 27.2 (a): how ‘total actual personnel costs’ should be interpreted?
Explanation on the EUR 325.000 threshold: how does it lead to less certificates required? What is the “payment of the balance of the grant”? What is the impact of the certificate in the final payment? Article 28 Certificate on the financial statements Article 29 Certificates on the methodology Will be a FP7 certificate valid for Horizon 2020? CERTIFICATES
How will it work in practice the “cumulative funding”? Article 31 Cumulative funding Article 32 Participant Guarantee Fund Does this article apply also to training and mobility actions? Article 35 Procurement, pre-commercial procurement and public procurement of innovative solutions How PCP and PPI will work in practice?
Why there is no detailed information on the financial instruments? Which principles will apply the Commission to chose using financial instruments instead of other forms of funding? Article 36 Financial instruments Article 37 Appointment of independent experts In view of article 37.2:Does the Commission intend to publish calls including classified information? How will the right balance attained in the evaluation committees?
Joint ownership: rule and default option Article 38 Ownership of results Article 39 Protection of results What are the differences with FP7? Definition of “appropriate period” and ”appropriate territorial coverage” Clarification on the cases where the Commission can protect intellectual property of results if participants do not protect those themselves
Article 40 Exploitation and dissemination of results Open Access Will Open access be limited to Green open access or will it apply to Gold access? How the Commission intends to ensure the implementation of the provision on open access? How will the right balance between commercial interests and dissemination of results be attained?
Prior notice to participants and possibility for Commission to object Article 41 Transfer and licensing of results Article 42 Background Ways to identify background Relationship with article 44 Article 43 Access rights principles Impact of default on access rights Conditions for access: Fair & reasonable which may be royalty-free
Article 45 Access rights for exploitation Access rights for affiliates? Article 46 Access rights for the Union and the Member States General rule: why & scope Secure societies: why different + role of EDA Article 48 Prizes Applicable rules
OTHER QUESTIONS References to the Work Programmes in the Rules Shall the new rules affect only new Article 185 Instruments or also the current ones that are continuing beyond 2014? How the Commission intends to reduce the time-to-grant? What changes for CIP?