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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.

You will find here the outline of EU subsidies synthetised in an easy-to-read format. This section answers all your critical questions on EU grants (How much can I get? Does my project match this grant? When must I submit my application? …)


Instruments aiming to facilitate the access to finance for SMEs

Does my project meet the priority requirements of this fund?

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). It shall facilitate access to finance for small and medium ...

Calls for projects / Calls for proposals

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Contact - Funds Manager

Find here more information on official contact points and get the contact details of the programme officer. This will be useful to get further information on open calls for proposals.

Find all useful information about COSME - (1.1.) FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

News related to COSME - (1.1.) FINANCIAL INSTRUMENTS

  • 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.

  • 28 April 2016
    €160 million for Polish SMEs
    The European Investment Fund (EIF) is part of the European Investment Bank group. Its central mission is to support Europe's micro, small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) by helping them to access finance.

  • 24 July 2014
    COSME: new financing scheme for SMEs
    Following an agreement signed between the EU Commission and the European Investment Fund on July 2 (EIF), up to € 25 bn will be made available in the form of loans garantees and equity to help SMEs gow and expand.

  • 29 June 2014
    COSME: additional finance for SMEs
    European Commission Vice President Antonio Tajani has announced that SMEs in Europe will soon have the opportunity to access up to €25 billion of additional finance supported by the COSME programme.

  • 25 June 2014
    SMEs: Montenegro joins COSME programme
    Montenegro becomes the first Third Country to join the EU's SMEs-oriented Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME). Additional third countries, notably other candidate countries, may follow the move soon.



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