The governance of EU research projects is laid out in documents called Consortium Agreements (CAs). These documents are not as structured as the Grant Agreements (GAs); there is no Commission-mandated format. A CA is a private agreement between consortium partners (but NOT the Commission), like a contract, though no money changes hands.
As such, they vary. But almost always, by strong tradition, you have at least:
- A steering committee. Each partner has one representative in it. This is the decision-making organ of the consortium.
- Work Package leaders. Each WP is led by one partner. Normally, Edgeryders will lead one WP per project.
Some projects also have advisory boards and so on.
Proposed policy for 2019: @alberto (me) stands in all steering committees as a first instance. Alternatively @marina does it. The idea is that a high-level grasp of project activities can be most useful within the core of the Research Network.