Participation Russian is urged to provide to the organization in the Horizon 2020 program access to the advanced knowledge, modern with technologies, to increase quality and efficiency of researches, and also allows to create new international partnership and communities.
The Russian Federation can carry out mutually beneficial scientific and technological cooperation within the Horizon 2020 program on the same conditions and on the same rules of financing, as other industrialized countries – namely, on the terms of own financing of the organizations participating in implementation of drafts of the Horizon 2020 program.
On the basis of the reached agreements, functions on ensuring coordination and financing of the joint (coordinated) projects of the Horizon 2020 program from the Russian side are executed by the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation. The tool of the organization of design activity are the coordinated competitions – the competitions announced along with the Russian and European parties and have the general contents. The European and Russian parties in common choose projects on the subjects representing the general interest. The assessment and selection of competitive offers are made in common in advance coordinated procedure by the group of independent experts appointed by each party.
Participation in competition of the Russian organization requires entry into the international consortium, requirements to which depend on the type of concrete competition. Generally the structure of consortium, within joint projects, has to include the organizations representatives of 3 various EU Member States or the associated countries which the Russian organization joins as the partner of the project. Thus as a part of consortium the coordinator with whom the Russian organization concludes the agreement on coordination is appointed.
Proposal submission procedure for Russian organization consists of two parts:
- application to the European Commission sent by the coordinator of consortium (the representative of the EU or the associated countries). The application includes data on the Russian participant and his role in the project;
- application to competition of the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation within the Federal target program "Researches and Development in the Priority Directions of Development of a Scientific and Technological Complex of Russia for 2014-2020".
After passing of procedure of a joint assessment, an identification of the winner organization comes into effect. The Russian participants of the project within "the Horizon 2020" are obliged to sign the grant agreement with the European participants, and also the agreement with the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation.