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Q: For proposing a project whether the proposer should be a legal entity or real entity is also acceptable?
A: Article 5 of the FP7 Rules for Participation stipulates general requirements relating to the minimum number of project's participants and their place of establishment: 1. The minimum conditions for indirect actions shall be the following: (a) at least three legal entities must participate, each of which is established in a Member State or Associated country, and no two of which are established in the same Member State or Associated country; The notion "legal entity" is defined in Article 2 of the "Rules": "legal entity" means any natural person, or any legal person created under the national law of its place of establishment, or under Community law or international law, which has legal personality and which may, acting in its own name, exercise rights and be subject to obligations. In the case of natural persons, references to establishment are deemed to refer to habitual residence. In the light of the above, there should be no obstacles for a natural person (we assume this is what you mean by "real person") to participate in the FP7 projects. Please note however, that the abovementioned requirements are general - particular calls for proposals/work programme may contain additional requirements in this respect.
Category : FP7 (Seventh Framework Programme) , Contracts and legal issues