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COSME - (1.)

New 2014-2020 Programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises.

This fund is a framework programme, organised in different strands (sub-programmes)

?A framework programme is an umbrella structure intended to serve various funding schemes (strands / sub-programmes). Each strand includes specific themes and funding rules.

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Grants for projects which aims to boost the competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs.

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This Programme for the competitiveness of enterprises and SMEs continues the actions of the 2007-2013 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).
This new programme enhances the financial instruments and the support to the ...

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  • 03 September 2019
    A financial contribution provided to Finnish SMEs by the EU
    Finnish SMEs can be pleased: an additional contribution of 190 million euros has just been approved under the Junker Plan to support their growth and competitiveness.

  • 04 June 2019
    €1 billion to support Swedish SMEs
    The European Investment Fund has signed a guarantee agreement worth SEK 1 billion (around €94 million) under the EU's COSME programme with Collector Bank to support its lending to SMEs in Sweden.

  • 22 May 2019
    COSME initiatives: support to Intellectual property
    Through the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of SMEs (COSME), two initiatives are funded to provide SMEs with advices, financial support, and guidance on intellectual property rights. These initiatives are "Boosting the use of Intellectual Property (IP) with an action specifically design...

  • 12 June 2018
    EU budget: a new Single Market Programme
    To empower and protect consumers and enable Europe's many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to take full advantage of the smooth functioning of the single market, the European Commission has proposed a new 4 billion euro programme for the next programming period (2021-2027).

  • 19 January 2018
    Launch of EU-China Tourism Year 2018
    This Friday, 19 January 2018, the launch ceremony of the Tourism Year between the European Union and China for 2018 will take place in the famous Doge's Palace in Venice.

  • 30 May 2017
    Public consultation to evaluate COSME programme
    The European Commission has launched a public consultation as part of the interim evaluation of the COSME programme.

  • 18 July 2016
    Support to more than 350 small businesses in Greece through COSME and the Juncker Plan
    The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the National Bank of Greece (NBG) signed the 14th of July the first COSME guarantee agreement in Greece, with the support of the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI), the main instrument of the Investment Plan for Europe.

  • 02 June 2016
    New Smart Specialisation Platforms launched today
    The European Commission announced the launch of two Smart Specialisation Platforms for the sectors of industrial modernisation and agri-foods.

  • 01 April 2016
    New EU Finance Opportunities for SMEs and Technological Innovation Ahead
    At the Innovative Enterprise Conference in The Hague, the creation of a new EU Securitisation Instrument for European banks was announced by Commissioner Carlos Moedas, EIF Chief Executive Pier Luigi Gilibert and EIB Vice-President Pim van Ballekom. An access to finance report for companies worki...

  • 09 March 2016
    €48 million in loans for 250 SMEs in Denmark thanks to the COSME programme
    COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a total budget of EUR 2.3 billion. At least 60% of the programme will be devoted to ease access to finance for SMEs in Europe. The European Investment...


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