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The following list of acronyms with their meanings has been compiled by MSC R&D staff from European Commission Horizon 2020 websites and documents and associated sources.

Acronym Meaning
AAL Active and Assisted Living
AAL JP 2 Active and Assisted Living Joint Programme 2
AC Associated Country
AccAd Account Administrator
ADG Advanced Grant
AG Advisory Group
AGA Annotated Grant Agreement
AM Additive Manufacturing
AM Advanced Materials
AP Action Plan
APC Article Processing Charge
ARF Access to Risk Finance
B2B Business-to-Business
B2C Business-to-Customer
BBI Bio-Based Industries
BBI JU Bio-Based Industries Joint Undertaking
CA Concerted Action
CA Consortium Agreement
CA Contractual Agreement
CAR Career Restart
CEN European Committee for Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation)
CENELEC European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization (Comité Européen de Normalisation Électrotechnique)
CEO Chief Executive Officer
CFO Chief Financial Officer
CfP Call for Proposals
CFREU Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
CFS Certificate on the Financial Statements
CIP Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme
CIP Critical Infrastructure Protection
CIS Community Innovation Survey
CoCo Coordinator Contact
CoE Centre of Excellence
CoE Council of Europe
COFUND-EJP COFUND (European Joint Programme)
COG Consolidator Grant
CoMUC Certificate on the Methodology for Unit Cost
CORDA Copernicus Reference Data Access
CORDIS Community Research and Development Information Service
COSME EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
COST European Cooperation in Science and Technology
cPPP contractual Public-Private Partnership
CPS Cyber-Physical Systems
CS Clean Sky
CS2 Clean Sky 2
CSA Coordination and Support Action
CSA-LS CSA Lump sum
CSJU Clean Sky Joint Undertaking
CSO Civil Society Organisation
CSO Committee of Senior Officials
DG Directorate-General
DG R&I Directorate-General for Research and Innovation
DMP Data Management Plan
DoA Description of the Action
DOI Digital Object Identifier
DP Doctoral Programme
DPO Data Protection Officer
DSM Digital Single Market
EA Executive Agency
EACI Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation
EASME Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
EC European Commission
ECA European Court of Auditors
ECAS European Commission Authentication System
ECI European Critical Infrastructures
ECSEL Electronic Components and Systems for European Leadership
EEA European Economic Area
EEA European Environment Agency
EeB Energy-efficient Buildings
EEN Enterprise Europe Network
EES Electronic Exchange System
EF European Fellowship
EFSI European Fund for Strategic Investments
EHEA European Higher Education Area
EIB European Investment Bank
EIC European Innovation Council
EID European Industrial Doctorate
EIF European Interoperability Framework
EIF European Investment Fund
EIP European Innovation Partnership
EIP Water European Innovation Partnership on Water
EIP-AGRI European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability
EIP-AHA European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing
EIP-SCC European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities
EIRMA European Industrial Research Management Association
EIRO European Intergovernmental Research Organisation
EIT European Institute of Innovation and Technology
EJD European Joint Doctorate
EJP European Joint Programme
EO Earth Observation
e-OJ Official Journal of the European Union (electronic edition)
EPO European Patent Office
ER Evaluation Report
ERA European Research Area
ERA European Union Agency for Railways (formerly European Railway Agency)
ERAC European Research Area and Innovation Committee
ERAC European Research Area Committee
ERA-NET Cofund ERA-NET Cofund
ERC European Research Council
ERCEA European Research Council Executive Agency
ERDF European Regional Development Fund
ERI European Research Infrastructure
ERIC European Research Infrastructure Consortium
ESA Euratom Supply Agency
ESA European Space Agency
ESA European System of national and regional Accounts
ESDI European Spatial Data Infrastructure
ESF European Science Foundation
ESFRI European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures
ESIF European Structural and Investment Fund
ESR Early-Stage Researcher
ESR Evaluation Summary Report
ETN European Training Network
ETP European Technology Platform
EU European Union
EU28 European Union with 28 Member States
EUFORI European Foundations for Research and Innovation
Euratom European Atomic Energy Community
EURL EU Reference Laboratory
EUR-Lex EUR-Lex database, providing access to European Union law
Euro-CASE European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering
Eurocontrol European Organisation for the Safety of Air Navigation
EUROfusion European Consortium for the Development of Fusion Energy (originally European Fusion Joint Programme)
Europol European Police Office
Eurostat statistical office of the European Union
EUROSUR European Border Surveillance system
EuroVoc EuroVoc, Multilingual Thesaurus of the European Union
FA Focus Area
FA Framework Agreement
FAIR Facility for Antiproton and Ion Research
FAIR Findable, Accessible, Interoperable and Reusable
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FCH JU Fuel Cells and Hydrogen Joint Undertaking
FCH2 Fuel Cells and Hydrogen 2
FET Future and Emerging Technologies
FoF Factories of the Future
FoF Funds-of-Funds
FP Fellowship Programme
FP Framework Programme for Research and Technical Development
FP5 Fifth Framework Programme
FP6 Sixth Framework Programme
FP7 Seventh Framework Programme
FPA Framework Partnership Agreement
FRAND Fair, Reasonable and Non-Discriminatory
FSIGN Financial Signatory
FTI Fast Track to Innovation
FTIPilot Fast Track to Innovation Pilot
GA Grant Agreement
GAP Grant Agreement Preparation
GEP Gender Equality Plan
GF Global Fellowship
GIF Generation IV International Forum
GIF Global Innovation Fund
GIF High Growth and Innovative SME Facility
GMES Global Monitoring for Environment and Security (now Copernicus)
GRI Global Research Infrastructure
H2020 Horizon 2020
HEI Higher Education Institution
HLEG High Level Expert Group
HPC High Performance Computing
I2I Infrastructure-to-Infrastructure
I2M Innovation to Market
IA Implementing Agreement
IA Innovation Action
ICT Information and Communication Technologies
IER Individual Evaluation Report
IF Individual Fellowship
IMI Innovative Medicines Initiative
IMI2 Innovative Medicines Initiative 2
INEA Innovation and Networks Executive Agency
INNOSUP Innovation Support to SMEs
INSPIRE Infrastructure for Spatial Information in Europe
IO International Organisation
IOT Industrial Operator Team
IoT Internet of Things
IP Innovation Programme
IP Integrating Project
IP Intellectual Property
IPA Instrument for Pre-accession Assistance
IPR Intellectual Property Rights
IRC International Research Consortium
ISO International Organization for Standardization
IT Information Technology
ITN Innovative Training Network
ITS Intelligent Testing Strategy
ITS Intelligent Transport System
JPI Joint Programming Initiative
JPI MYBL Joint Programming Initiative "More Years, Better Lives"
JPI UE Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe
JPIAMR Joint Programming Initiative on Antimicrobial Resistance
JPNM Joint Programme on Nuclear Materials
JRC Joint Research Centre
JTI Joint Technology Initiative
JU Joint Undertaking
KAM Key Account Manager
KET Key Enabling Technology
KIC Knowledge and Innovation Community
KPI Key Performance Indicator
LEAR Legal Entity Appointed Representative
LEIT Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies
LEIT-ICT Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies - Information and Communication Technologies
LEIT-NMBP Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies - Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing
LEIT-Space Leadership in Enabling and Industrial Technologies - Space
LSIGN Legal Signatory
M2M Machine-to-Machine
MGA Model Grant Agreement
MoU Memorandum of Understanding
MS Member State
MSC Marie Skłodowska-Curie
MSCA Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
MSCA-COFUND Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes
MSCA-COFUND-DP Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes-Doctoral Programme
MSCA-COFUND-FP Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Co-funding of regional, national and international programmes-Fellowship Programme
MSCA-IF Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Individual Fellowship
MSCA-IF-EF-CAR Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Individual Fellowship-European Fellowship-Career  Restart
MSCA-IF-EF-RI Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Individual Fellowship-European Fellowship-Reintegration
MSCA-IF-EF-SE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Individual Fellowship-European Fellowship-Society and Enterprise
MSCA-IF-EF-ST Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Individual Fellowship-European Fellowship-Standard
MSCA-IF-GF Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Individual Fellowship-Global Fellowship
MSCA-ITN Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Innovative Training Network
MSCA-ITN-EID Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Innovative Training Network-European Industrial Doctorate
MSCA-ITN-EJD Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Innovative Training Network-European Joint Doctorate
MSCA-ITN-ETN Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Innovative Training Network-European Training Network
MSCA-NCP Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-National Contact Point
MSCA-NIGHT Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-European Researchers' Night
MSCA-RISE Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action-Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
NACE Statistical Classification of Economic Activities in the European Community (Nomenclature statistique des Activités économiques dans la Communauté Européenne)
NCP National Contact Point
NGO Non-Governmental Organisation
NMBP Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Biotechnology and Advanced Manufacturing and Processing
OA Open Access
OCTs Overseas Countries and Territories
ODI Open Disruptive Innovation
OJ Official Journal of the European Union
OJEU Official Journal of the European Union
OLAF European Anti-Fraud Office (Office Européen de Lutte Antifraude)
OP Publications Office of the European Union (Office des Publications de l’Union Européenne)
OpenAIRE Open Access Infrastructure for Research in Europe
OpenDOAR Directory of Open Access Repositories
ORD Open Research Data
ORs Outermost Regions
P2P Public-Public Partnership
PaCo Participant Contact
PCoCo Primary Coordinator Contact
PCP Pre-Commercial Procurement
PEDR Plan for the Exploitation and Dissemination of Results
PI Physical Internet
PI Principal Investigator
PIC Participant Identification Code
PIN Prior Information Notice
PLSIGN Project Legal Signatory
PoC Point-of-Care
PoC Proof of Concept
PP Partnering Project
PPGMS Participant Portal Grant Management Services
PPI Public Procurement of Innovative Solutions
PPP Public-Private Partnership
PRACE Partnership for Advanced Computing in Europe
PRIMA Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area
PRO Public Research Organization
PSF NMP Partner Search Facility
PSF Policy Support Facility
R&D Research and Development
R&D&I Research, Development and Innovation
R&I Research and Innovation
RD&D Research, Development and Demonstration
RDA Research Data Alliance
RDI Research, Development and Innovation
REA Research Executive Agency
RES Renewable Energy Source
RES Research Enquiry Service
RFO Research Funding Organisation
RfP Rules for Participation
RFPO Research Funding and Performing Organisation
RI Reintegration
RI Research Infrastructure
RIA Research and Innovation Action
RIS3 Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation
RISE High Level Group of Research, Innovation and Science Policy Experts
RISE Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
ROAR Registry of Open Access Repositories
RoC Rules of Contest
RP Reporting Period
RPO Research Performing Organisation
RRI Responsible Research and Innovation
RSFF Risk-Sharing Financial Facility
RTD Research and Technology Development
RTD Research, Technological development and Demonstration
RTO Research and Technology Organisation
S&T Science and Technology
S2R Shift2Rail
SC Societal Challenge
SCIS Smart Cities Information System
SDG Sustainable Development Goal
SE Society and Enterprise
SEAP Sustainable Energy Action Plan
SECAP Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan
SESAR Single European Sky ATM Research
SET Strategic Energy Technology
SFIC Strategic Forum for International Science and Technology Cooperation
SGA Specific Grant Agreement
SIA Strategic Innovation Agenda
SIC Code Subject Index Classification Code
SIP Strategic Implementation Plan
SME Small and Medium-sized Enterprise
SME-1 SME Instrument phase 1
SME-2 SME Instrument phase 2
SME-3 SME Instrument phase 3
SMEInst SME Instrument
SPIRE Sustainable Process Industry through Resource and Energy Efficiency
SRA Strategic Research Agenda
SRC Strategic Research Cluster
SRIA Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda
SSH Social Sciences and Humanities
STARTS Science & Technology & Arts
STEAM Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics
STEM Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics
STG Starting Grant
STReP Specific Targeted Research Project
SWAFS Science With And For Society
TaMa Task Manager
TCN Third Country National
TED Tenders Electronic Daily
TeMe Team Member
TFEU Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
TRL Technology Readiness Level
TT Technology Transfer
TTA Technology Transfer Agreement
TTFF Technology Transfer Financing Facility
TTFF Time-To-First-Fix
TTO Technology Transfer Office
UEAPME European Association of Craft, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (Union Européenne de l’Artisanat et des Petites et Moyennes Entreprises)
V2G Vehicle-to-Grid
V2I Vehicle-to-Infrastructure
V2V Vehicle-to-Vehicle
V2X Vehicle-to-everything
VC Venture Capital
WG Working Group
WP Work Package
WP Work Programme
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