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Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME 1998-2002 B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt.

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1 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ Other conditions of participation u conditions concerning the participants activities, u conditions concerning the number of participants (for the indirect actions requiring several participants : at least 2 legal independent entities from 2 different Member States or from 1 Member State and from 1 Associated State or the JRC and 1 legal entity from either a Member State or an Associated State), u the specific case of the Economic European Interest Grouping, u the obligation, for legal entities established in a Member State or an Associated State, to carry out the major part of their work within these states (where the purpose of the indirect action concerned so permits).

2 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ Who may participate ? Case of legal entities from Third countries 1/ For the specific programmes other that than the one concerning international cooperation - for legal entities established in a country which has signed an international agreement : participation subject to the principles, conditions and limits laid down in that agreement - for legal entities established in a third European country or a Mediterranean partner country : participation on a project-by-project basis, in conformity with the interests of the Community, - for legal entities established in any other third country, participation on a project-by- project basis provided that the participation is also of substantial added value or implementing all or part of the specific programme in accordance with the objectives of that programme and is in conformity with the interests of the Community. 2/ For the specific programme concerning international cooperation - for legal entities contributing to indirect RDT activities under the International Cooperation specific program : participation provided that it contributes to one of the objectives of the specific programme and is in conformity with the interests of the Community.

3 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ Questions - who may participate ? - who may be financed ? - what kind of resources are required and under what conditions ? - when may a proposal be submitted ? - what are the applicable criteria ? - which are the eligible costs when the Community contributes to the indirect action ? - what types of contracts are available ?

4 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ What are the applicable criteria ? u basic criteria are listed in the rules for participation. u selection criteria vary according to the applicable procedures and the categories of indirect actions. u where indirect actions require calls for proposals : + criteria such as scientific excellence, Community added value or the innovative nature of the proposal, + possible additional criteria in the relevant specific programme, + any project which contravenes with the ethical principles laid down in international agreements shall not be selected.

5 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ What kind of resources are required and under what conditions ? 1/Kind of resources - human resources, - infrastructure, - financial resources, - intangible property. 2/Conditions applicable to resources - when filing a proposal, proposers must have the potential resources needed for carrying out the project, - when signing a contract, participants must demonstrate that they will have all the necessary resources as and when needed for carrying it out.

6 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ When may a proposal be submitted ? - For shared-costs actions, fellowships, concerted actions, networks and accompanying measures : calls for proposals published in the Official Journal of the European Communities and publicised through other appropriate channels such as CORDIS (accessible through Internet) - For accompanying measures : calls for tenders, invitations to apply for an appointment as an independent expert and spontaneous applications for a subsidy.

7 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ Who may participate ? Type of participant and country of establishment - legal entities from : Member States Associated States Associated States Third countries, Third countries, - international organisations, - the Joint Research Centre.

8 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ Who may be financed ? - legal entities from Member States or Associated States are automatically financed, - legal entities from Third countries receive exceptionally an EC contribution if it is essential for achieving the objectives of the indirect action, - international organisations, in the case of indirect actions other than accompanying measures, may exceptionally receive an EC contribution if it is essential for achieving the objectives thereof (where the basic facility to be used is located in a Third country, it must be essential for carrying out the proposed work), - international organisations participating in accompanying measures must have the necessary technical skills and know-how, which are not readily accessible or are unavailable in the Member States or the Associated States.

9 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ Which are the eligible costs when the Community contributes to the indirect action ? What is new ? - administrative and financial coordination costs as direct cost, as direct cost, - cost for protecting of knowledge.

10 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ Which are the eligible costs when the Community contributes to the indirect action ? Definition of eligible costs - necessary for the action in question - provided in the contract, - amount actually spent - and recorded in the accounts or the tax documents.

11 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ Which are the eligible costs when the Community contributes to the indirect action ?- Nature of eligible costs to the indirect action ?- Nature of eligible costs - total eligible costs for RTD projects, demonstration projects, combined RTD/demonstration projects, cooperative research projects, exploratory awards and accompanying measures, - additional eligible costs for concerted actions, access to research infrastructures, fellowships, thematic networks and research training networks. - in the case of RTD projects, demonstration projects, combined RTD/demonstration projects, + recourse shall be had to additional eligible costs where, in the view of the Commission, the system of accounting used by the participant does not enable the full costs of carrying out the indirect action to be established with sufficient precision, + a third possibility is offered to participants whose accounting system only enables the direct costs to be established with sufficient precision. In that case, overheads will be calculated on a flat-rate basis (equivalent to 80% to personnel costs).

12 Science, research and development European Commission THE FIFTH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMME B. Magis ACT/campagneinfo/slides/AG/AG6/5FP/conparEN.ppt 2/18/ What types of contracts are available ? The 5 groups of contracts : - shared-costs contracts, - S.M.E. contracts, - fellowship contracts, - coordination contracts (networks and concerted actions), - contracts for accompanying measures.


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