In order to participate to Horizon 2020, you'll have to register your organisation to the Participant Portal.
Of course even before that you have to get an ECAS Account (Get one here).
As soon as you have your ECAS Account you can login to the Participant Portal and register your organisation.
You can find the process on a step by step guide here.
Supporting documents for registration
Before you start you should have copies of the following documents ready:
- Copies of the certificate on the state registration (for private organisations), law/decree (for public entities), Treaty (for international organisations)
- VAT Extract (if applicable)
- Copies of Statutes (if entity declares non-profit status) etc.
! In larger organisations like public institutions or universities there is a chance that your organisation is already registered. Before you register your organisation make sure it does not already exist. The system will ask you about that.
!! In large organisations with multiple departments belonging to the same organisation (a single legal entity), units or departments cannot participate as separate entities in H2020 projects. Therefore, all departments must use the same PIC that is assigned to the organisation being the legal entity.
At the end of your registration the system will give you a Number called PIC (Participant Identification Code). You can use this number only 48 hours after the registration, so make sure you finish the process in advance.
You can find more information on the registration process in the attached "Beneficiary Register User's Guide" (Version 04 February 2016).
Make sure you know how you have to send your legal documents. Read the relevant article. https://th2020.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/articles/207335109-After-registering-where-do-I-send-my-legal-docs-
Remember, one PIC for every legal entity regardless of the departments or different units.
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