While the grant agreement establishes the binding legal relationship between the European Commission and the project partners, the consortium agreement establishes and regulates the relationship between the partners themselves. Unlike the grant agreement (which is firm and cannot be changed), the Horizon 2020 consortium agreement is essentially a trade agreement between the partners. As such, it is flexible and can be adapted to the specific needs of the project and its partners. Remember that as soon as horizon 2020 is funded, the unionized partners will work together for a long time. That is why it is very important to have a binding agreement that takes into account the different expectations, requirements and circumstances that may arise. Please note that if you receive any of the types of bonuses listed below, these will only be prorated based on your ASU registration status* (consortium credits do not count). Please read the entire census policy for details on how premiums are prorated based on your registration. Note: The costs associated with the preparation of a consortium agreement are not reimbursable, as the consortium agreement should be signed before the grant agreement is signed. However, costs related to the updating of the consortium agreement shall be eligible if they are incurred during the duration of the action. Based on the above-mentioned procedures, it is important to allow sufficient time for all these steps. Ideally, the form reaches us well before the first day of payment for the duration. Absolutely plan accordingly! Call the host school in advance to ask what their procedures are for dealing with consortium agreements in which they are the host school. Note that your allowances may be delayed as a unionized student..