Co-funded by EUREKA member
countries and the European Union
Horizon 2020 Framework Programme.
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If your Eurostars application has been earmarked for public funding, you and your project partners are required to contact the National Project Coordinators (NPCs) within 10 days in order to set up the national registration for funding.
The National Project Coordinators will provide you with an understanding of the national funding rules and procedures as well as clear advice and assistance with the preparation of the national registration.
The National Project Coordinator (NPC) in each Eurostars member country can address specific questions and will offer advice to participants of approved projects regarding both national and European reporting obligations. You can also address any question about the European reporting obligations at firstname.lastname@example.org. More information can also be obtained in the Guidelines for Participants.
A short summary:
To initiate the project:
To execute the project:
Eurostars projects are monitored at national level and European level;
More details can be found in the Guidelines for Participants.
The non-compliance with one of the obligations to Eurostars will lead to the removal of the Eurostars label of the project and will ultimately result in the withdrawal of public funding.
The signed consortium agreement is one of the requirements which must be supplied by the consortium upon approval and funding of their application. Any national payments cannot occur before a signed and approved consortium agreement has been made available to the EUREKA Secretariat. It is the responsibility of the main participant to ensure that a copy is sent to the EUREKA Secretariat at email@example.com within 12 weeks of the approval letter. More information can be obtained in the skeleton for a Consortium Agreement and Guidelines for Participants.
The consortium agreement may take time to negotiate. The final consortium agreement must be drafted carefully and the assistance of a legal advisor is strongly recommended.
We strongly advise you and your project partners to contact your National Project Coordinator (NPC) for more information and assistance in this matter.
Participants of approved projects are required to report (in English) on the progress of their project during its life cycle. Three different documents are sent by the EUREKA Secretariat, which will be used as monitoring documentation:
It is the responsibility of the main participant to ensure that the completed reports are sent to the EUREKA Secretariat at firstname.lastname@example.org before the mentioned deadline.
The purpose of reporting is to allow the EUREKA Secretariat to actively monitor and follow-up running Eurostars projects.
More detailed information can be obtained in the:
The form sent by the EUREKA Secretariat has a hidden reference which is automatically recognized by the Eurostars database. You must use the form sent by the EUREKA Secretariat for each specific reporting period. If not, the form will not be recognized by the system and will not be accepted.
The PPR must be signed by the main participant. It can be signed:
The nature of research and development work is sometimes unpredictable, and occasionally it may be necessary to incorporate a change of strategy or direction in order to ensure the continued development of the project and its ultimate success.
Any change made to a Eurostars approved project must be announced to the EUREKA Secretariat in order to comply with the monitoring requirements.
More information can be obtained in the Guidelines for declaration of changes.
To declare a change the “Request for Changes form” , available on the Eurostars website, must be completed and sent to the EUREKA Secretariat along with supporting documents (if required) via e-mail at email@example.com or postal mail. The EUREKA Secretariat will process the request according to the impact on the project and will inform the participants of the outcome.
Please ensure to use the appropriate “Request for Changes form”: