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For an easy-to-read introduction to FP7 in 21 languages, see the brochure, "FP7 - tomorrow's answers
start today", on Understanding the Seventh Framework Programme

 

FP7 was the European Union's Research and Innovation
funding programme for 2007-2013.
The current programme is Horizon 2020
but there are many projects funded under FP7 which are still running.



Frequently Asked Questions about FP7

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Q: Is it possible to subcontract the consortium management part of an FP7 project to a consultancy firm (such as for example Ernst & Young)? If this is possible, will it be considered negative from the evaluation point of view, i.e. do you prefer that the management is kept within the frame of the coordinator or another partner in the consortium?
A: As in the FP6, in the FP7 beneficiaries have the obligation to carry out the tasks foreseen for them in Annex I, as an exception, limited tasks can be subcontracted under certain conditions and they have to be clearly identified in the Annex I. However some tasks may not be subcontracted. This is a case of tasks that are explicitly foreseen for the coordinator, e.g. receiving and distributing money. Therefore, the answer to your question "Is it possible to subcontract the consortium management part of an FP7 project to a consultancy firm" depends on what it is meant by management, as some management tasks e.g. organising a conference or a workshop might be subcontracted provided that the beneficiary that intends to have them subcontracted respects the principles stipulated in the grant agreement.
Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) , Contracts and legal issues
 

 

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