The Commission Communication "Partnering in Research and Innovation" which was adopted on 21st September 2011 recalls that the commitment of the participating countries to the three levels of integration (scientific, management and financial) are the essential pre-conditions for future proposals for an Art. 185 initiative under Horizon 2020, also for Joint Programming Initiatives. This has been recognized and reconfirmed by Council in its "Conclusions on Partnering in Research and Innovation" on 6th December 2011.
Article 185 (ex-Art. 169) remains equal in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), nevertheless there are some changes for Horizon 2020 compared to the 7th Framework Programme for Art. 185:
Subsequently any new proposal for an Art. 185 initiative, apart from the existing criteria (in the Horizon 2020 proposal they are listed in Art.20) will have to take into account these two additional requirements.