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COSME

Duration: 2014-2020


Reference Sector: Enterprises

 

Countries Involved: EU Member States

 

 

Objectives

  • Better access to finance for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

  • More favorable conditions for business creation and growth

  • Encourage an entrepreneurial culture in Europe

  • Increase the sustainable competitiveness of EU enterprises

  • Helping small businesses to operate outside of their countries of origin and to improve their access to markets.

To achieve these objectives, COSME:

  • Will ensure continuity with the initiatives and actions already undertaken under the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP), such as the Enterprise Europe Network, based on the results and lessons learned
  • Will give continuity to many positive aspects of the EIP, simplifying the management of the program to make it easier for entrepreneurs and small businesses to benefit;
  • It will support, complement and help coordinate the actions of the EU Member States. COSME specifically address cross-border issues that can be most efficiently tackled at European level.
Key Actions:
  • Access to finance for SMEs;
  • Enterprise Europe Network, a network of operational offices that offer services for the enterprises;
  • Support for initiatives to foster entrepreneurship;
  • Access to markets:SME business support in markets outside the EU via specific centres and helpdesks.

Main beneficiaries

  • Local authorities
  • Regional authorities
  • Enterprises
  • Citizens
  • National authorities

 

For further information:

COSME website

COSME Leaflet

COSME Factsheet

REGULATION OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL establishing COSME

 
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