WG Legal Experts

EARTO WG Legal Experts is composed of more than 25 active experts. The WG is looking at the EU legal rules related to Research & Innovation and impacting RTOs. The experts define common positions and organise workshops with key institutional stakeholders to best prepare the legal aspects of related EU policies.


Key Topics for 2021


  • Horizon Europe implementation: Rules for Participation and Model Grant Agreement (legal aspects) & Annotated Grant Agreement
  • Open Science policy, incl. Data Management Plan, FAIR data,
    European Open Science Cloud, Open access to publications, Plan S
  • Intellectual Property Rights, Standard Essential Patents & Standardisation
  • EU State Aid rules: implementation and revision
  • Pre-Commercial Procurement

Cooperation with EU Institutions & Stakeholders

  • European Commission (DG R&I, DG CONNECT, DG GROW, DG COMP, DG TRADE, DG JRC)
  • EP (ITRE)

Latest Papers Published