DESCA Launch Event

The DESCA HE 2.0 launch event and DESCA celebration

 “DESCA - 15 years anniversary”


6th of February 2024 (9:30-14:30 CET)

Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the European Union,
Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels


The DESCA HE 2.0 launch marked an important milestone of DESCA – the Development of the Simplified Consortium Agreement – regarding EC lump sum projects, a funding method of increasing importance in Horizon Europe. The newly developed DESCA HE 2.0 offers special sections and options for lump sum grants. Moreover, we celebrated more than 15 years of DESCA, a consortium model that simplifies the lives of many providing a basis for contract negotiations throughout Europe and beyond.

We would like to thank Mr Speich, Vice President of the European Committee of the Regions, as well as Mr Will and Mr Genschel from the European Commission for their valuable contributions to this DESCA event. Moreover, we thank the members of the DESCA Consultation Group and our other guests for their participation and last but not least our DESCA Core Group Team which made this event a big success.


Dorothea Kapitza & Ulf Johann

DESCA – Coordinators



The agenda of the event:  download

The slides presented during the event explaining DESCA HE 2.0:  download