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Sectors: Economy - Finances, Local development, SME Policy, Trade

Beneficiaries: SMEs

Regions: Balkans

Category: Call for Proposals

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Responsible: European Commission

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IPA II – Grant Facility for Micro Small Medium Enterprise in Kosovo – 2nd Round – 2020
Funds for: contributing to strengthening the local economy and reduce trade deficit in Kosovo by improving the capacities of Micro, Small, Medium sized enterprises (MSMEs)

Priorities and funded actions:

Objectives
* To contribute to strengthening the local economy and reduce trade deficit in Kosovo by improving the capacities of Micro, Small, Medium sized enterprises (MSMEs)

Priorities
*  Increase and improve production capacities, economic impact, and competitiveness of selected MSME’s in line with the EU quality management standards;
* Increase exports, substitute imports and facilitate job creation;
* Support innovation, diversification and development of business activities;
* Priority sectors: 
> Information and communication technologies (ICT);
> Services

Amoung financed actions
* Actions that have a real, tangible and visible impact on increasing companies competitiveness, employment growth, increased production capacities, improved or optimised product/service development life cycles, certification process for companies, new product/service development and product/service diversification, new sales and distribution channels, increased sales either on Kosovo and/or international markets, preparation and implementation of activities for exporting, value chains development and similar;
* Cross-cutting issues, include gender, environment, regional location, social groups employed, new patents registered, and should be taken into consideration as well when designing the proposal components;
* Also, the eligibility of the actions is conditioned by the applicant’s and/or co-applicant’s right to use, including for the purpose of the action, the land and/or premises where the action is going to be implemented for at least 5 years from the date of the full Application Form

Additional information
* This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
* Initial duration of the action: between 6 and 18 months

*Eligibility:
– Be a legal person;
– Be 100% privately owned micro, small or medium-sized enterprise (according to the Kosovo definition and law);
– Be established and operational in Kosovo;
has sufficient financial capacity to carry out the proposed action or work programme;
– Be directly responsible for the preparation and management of the action with the co-applicant(s) and affiliated entity(ies), not acting as an intermediary

– Actions must take place in Kossovo