DESCA (Development of a Simplified Consortium Agreement) is one of the models of consortium agreements for the Seventh Framework Programme (FP7) that participants may use as a reference.

Following last year’s consultation of DESCA, the Core Group that manages this project released a new version of their model of consortium agreement: DESCA 3.0. One of the main changes concerns the clause on the settlement of disputes, where the possibility to use Mediation was introduced.