Dear Colleagues,
A few updates concerning MSCA:

Comments on Annotated Grant Agreement (AGA) for the Marie SkłodowskaCurie actions:
At the end of the last year, the Annotated Grant Agreement (AGA) for the
Marie Skłodowska-Curie actions was published under the link below (p.378 –
p.477):
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/a
mga/h2020-amga_en.pdf
The AGA is a user guide that aims to explain to applicants and beneficiaries
the General Model Grant Agreement (‘General MGA’) and the different
specific Model Grant Agreements (‘Specific MGAs’) for the Horizon 2020
Framework Programme for 2014-2020. Its purpose is to help users
understand and interpret the Grant Agreements, by avoiding technical
vocabulary, legal references and jargon, and seeking to help readers find
answers to any practical questions they may have about particular parts of
the GAs.
The European Commission would like to work together with the NCPs to
further improve the document.
They are interested in:
o Key points that you would like to see (further) addressed in the AGA;
o Questions that you receive by stakeholders/beneficiaries and which you
believe should be explained further in the AGA,
The EC will then prepare draft inserts which explain the relevant points in the
AGA and elaborate it with the NCPs.
In this regard, we invite you to provide us with questions and points which
you would like to see further addressed by Sunday 08.03.2015

Ukraine (UA) organisation will be considered as associated country for the RISE2015 call:
o The signature of the Horizon 2020 Association Agreement with Ukraine is
expected for March 2015, but the Agreement will only enter into force
once Ukraine has ratified it and notified the Commission. The Agreement
does not provide for provisional/retroactive application.
o Under the terms of the Agreement Ukrainian legal entities will participate
in all actions funded under 2015 Horizon budget (calls for proposals, calls
for tenders, contests, JRC activities etc.) with the status of entities from
an Associated Country as of the entry into force of the Association
Agreement.
o Ukrainian entities are encouraged to apply under 2015 calls, however,
grant agreements with the Ukrainian entities having the status of entities
from a country associated to Horizon 2020 will only be signed when the
proper legal framework is in place (i.e. when the Association Agreement
enters into force).
o Given that the EU does not recognise the illegal annexation of
Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol, under the
terms of the Horizon 2020 Association Agreement with Ukraine, legal
persons established in the Autonomous Republic of Crimea or the city of
Sevastopol are not eligible to participate. Should the illegal annexation of
the Autonomous Republic of Crimea and the City of Sevastopol end, the
Agreement will be revised accordingly.
Further information on:
http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/3cpart
/h2020-hi-list-ac_en.pdf?_=58655886
SEP IT tool is already correctly set to reflect the new status of UA legal entities
(Budget section).
Please make sure all applicants submitting RISE in collaboration with organizations
from Ukraine are aware of this new rule.

Webinar by the European IPR Helpdesk: IP Management in the MSCA:
Following the information at the EURAD meeting, please find more information:
Date:
Wednesday, 06.05.2015
Time:
10.30-11.45 am (Central European Time/ GMT + 1) - the webinar
session will open 15 minutes before the official start
Speaker: Michele Dubbini
Level of Expertise:
Basic
Duration: 60 minutes (presentation) + 15 minutes (Q&As)
Registration:
The registration opens 3 weeks before the webinar.
Further information on: https://www.iprhelpdesk.eu/node/2868
Have a nice week,
Smadar
Ms. Smadar Hirsh
Director - MSCAs; ERC & Social Sciences
O: +972-3-5118126 | M: +972-54-2660110
[email protected] | www.iserd.org.il
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