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What are the eligibility conditions to participate in a project under Horizon 2020?

Answer: 

You can find a list hereunder, describing the various instruments in Horizon 2020 and the according eligibility conditions

  Eligibility conditions
Research & innovation action Three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or associated country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other.
Innovation action Three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or associated country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other
Coordination & support action One legal entity established in a Member State or associated country.
SME instrument

One for-profit SME. Only applications from SMEs established in EU Member States or countries associated to Horizon 2020;

No concurrent submission or implementation with another phase 1 or phase 2 project.

ERA-NET Cofund

Three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or associated country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other.  

Participants in ERA-NET Cofund actions must be research funders: legal entities owning or managing public research and innovation programmes
Pre-commercial procurement (PCP) Cofund & Public procurement of Innovative solutions (PPI) Cofund

Three legal entities. Each of the three shall be established in a different Member State or associated country. All three legal entities shall be independent of each other.

A minimum of two independent legal entities which are public procurers from two different Member States or associated countries.