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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)

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Abstract

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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News related to COSME - (1.)

  • 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...

  • 27 November 2015
    €40 million to over 700 SMEs in Belgium
    The European Investment Fund (EIF) and the Flemish investment group PMV have signed a COSME agreement in Flanders, Belgium. The agreement will allow Participatiefonds Vlaanderen, a subsidiary of PMV, to provide €40 million of loans to SMEs in Belgium over the next two years.

  • 09 January 2015
    European employment growth
    European employment increases, slowly but consistently.

  • 16 October 2014
    Turkey joins COSME programme
    Today, Turkey and the European Commission signed an agreement for Turkey to join the EU's Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises Programme (COSME).

  • 29 September 2014
    COSME : inclusion of Moldavia and Macedonia
    Agreements establishing officially the participation of both countries to COSME were signed today by the Commissioner for Industry and Entrepreneurship.

  • 10 September 2014
    A better place for SMEs
    How can we make the EU a better place for SMEs? Commission seeks your views.

  • 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.

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