Contract management

Contract management is one of the most important issues for all participants in EU research projects.

In addition to the Grant Agreement which is concluded between the participants and the European Commission and which is the central legal document for the project, Letters of Intent, preliminary contracts and Consortium Agreements between the project partners may be required for a successful implementation of R&D projects.

Considering the legal framework, general legal provisions of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), the EU-Financial Regulation and the Horizon 2020 Rules for Participation affect the contracts of research projects.


The following pages present a general overview concerning the different issues of contract management and shall provide an insight into the complex issue of contracts in Horizon 2020.