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Published on Tue, 25/10/2016 - 16:18

The European Commission has signed an Implementing Arrangement (IA) with the USA, allowing American legal entities to work with Horizon 2020-funded consortia outside of the scope of the Horizon 2020 grant agreement.


Under this new IA, American organisations will be able to approach consortia on Horizon 2020 projects and agree with the modalities of mutually beneficial collaborations even though they have not received EU funding and have not signed the grant agreement.


The Implementing Arrangement stipulates that each side will be subject to the laws, rules, policies, and regulations of their respective funding programs rather than being required to accept the EU set of rules. The original agreement can be found here: