COSME is a €2.3 billion European Union programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) that runs from 2014 – 2020. COSME will support SMEs in the following area:
1. Better access to finance for SMEs through Loan Guarantee Facility and Equity Facility for Growth
2. Access to markets through Enterprise Europe Network
3. Supporting entrepreneurs by entrepreneurship 2020 Action Plan, such as entrepreneurship education, improving the business environment so entrepreneurs can grow and flourish, and role models and outreach to specific groups.
4. More favourable conditions for business creation and growth1. Under COSME call proposals and tenders, deadline for submission in 2014:
29th October 2014: Cluster Excellence Programme (COS-CLUSTER-2014-3-04)
4th November 2014: Maximising synergies between tourism, high-end and creative industries (COS-TSYNER-2014-3-15)
For more informatio, please visit: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/initiatives/cosme/index_en.htm