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  1. What do participants from third countries have to do to participate?

    In general, participants from third countries have to follow the same procedures as participants from Member States.

    Participants from third countries

    • have to be invited into the consortium by the European participants, or
    • get active themselves to become invited into the European consortium.

    (Different rules apply for specific measures in support of international cooperation).

    It is not up to the European Commission to insert a participant from a third country into the consortium. The composition of the consortium is a matter for the consortium participants themselves.

    A participant from a third country does not submit a separate proposal, but is included as a part of the proposal submitted by the consortium.

    Regulation (EC) No 2321/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 concerning the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in, and for the dissemination of research results for, the implementation of the European Community Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006)
    (Rules for participation, in particular Art. 5)

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  2. What is the minimum number of participants?

    Regulation (EC) No 2321/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 concerning the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in, and for the dissemination of research results for, the implementation of the European Community Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006)
    (Rules for participation, in particular Art. 5)

    Summary presentation

    Indirect Actions Work Programme shall specify But not fewer than 3 of which at least 2
    • Minimum number of participants
    • Their place of establishment
    which must be:
    • different entities
    • established in different MS or Associated States
    shall be MS or Associated Candidate Countries

    • Specific support actions and
    • actions in favour of human resources and mobility, except for research training networks
    may be executed by a single legal entity
    • EEIG or
    • any legal entity established in a Member State or Associated State
      • made up of independent legal
      • composed in accordance with the above conditions
    may be the sole participant

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  3. What are the intellectual property rights for participants from third countries?

    IPR-Helpdesk

    Regulation (EC) No 2321/2002 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2002 concerning the rules for the participation of undertakings, research centres and universities in, and for the dissemination of research results for, the implementation of the European Community Sixth Framework Programme (2002-2006)
    (Rules for participation, in particular Art. 21 ff)

    Model Contract

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  4. After consulting the website, who can I contact?

    • ACC-SSA : Virginia ENACHE
    • TC-SSA: D. Descoutures
    • STREP-CA :
      • Latin-America : Cornelia Nauen
      • Asia : Dirk Pottier
      • Russia : Maria Joao Fernandes
      • Health : A. Karaoglou
    • SSA : Claude Jacques

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  5. Could you please confirm that you received my proposal?

    Please contact the secretary of the scientific in charge of the call you submitted your proposal for:

    Marcelle Jaupin - ACC-SSA
    Olga Ross - TC-SSA,
    Mariana Kyndt - Dirk Pottier/Maria Joao Fernandes
    Rita Gilbert - G. Apostolatos
    I. Balon - C. Nauen/Enrique Playan
    N. Feyaerts - Michele Genovese/N. Riveill
    Marianna Varga - A. Karaoglou/Albrecht Jahn.

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  6. May I submit electronically my proposal through the Inco Infodesk?

    No. Please follow the instructions as indicated on our website for electronic submission: /fp6/dc/index.cfm"#top" class="top">Top of the page

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  7. May I have an electronic version of the B form (SSA call) ?

    As you can see in the guide for proposers, there is no specific form B - you only have to strictly follow the instructions of this guide.

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  8. What is the status of Croatia within the FP6 ?

    Croatia is a candidate country, but is not associated to the 6th Framework Programme.
    As a result, until the moment of association to the framework programme, Croatia has the status of a third targeted INCO country, part of the Western Balkan Countries (WBC).
    Therefore, the specific SSA-ACCs call is not addressing Croatia.

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  9. I want to submit a proposal within using the EPSS. However for the INCO projects we need to submit parts B in two sections, section B1 (anonymous) and section B2. My question is, how do I have to proceed?

    Indeed part B1 has to remain anonymous but not part B2. So part B2 should start on a new page.

    When we receive the hard copies (an EPSS application is printed and 6 copies are made by a special office in charge of those) to be handed over to the experts evaluating the projects, we (the staff of the INCO programme) make sure that these 2 parts are stapled differently and if it isn't the case we separate them and restaple them.

    The rejection would only take place for breach of anonymity if names of partners are mentioned in part B1.

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  10. I do receive an error message during submitting my proposal with the EPSS, what can I do?

    Please contact the support team of the EPSS.

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