Call for proposals - Transfer of business 118/G/ENT/CIP/13/E/NO1C06 Closed!


Transfer of business needs to be placed within the larger context of EU objectives to promote smart, sustainable and inclusive growth. This particular call aims to support the implementation of the Small Business Act where business transfers are specifically mentioned under the first principle: “To create an environment within which entrepreneurs and family businesses can thrive and entrepreneurship is rewarded.
In the SBA Member States are specifically invited to: ensure that taxation does not unduly hamper transfer of business, put in place schemes for matching transferable businesses with potential new owners and to provide mentoring and support for business transfers.


The overall objective of this call is to improve the environment for business transfers. Projects to be supported under this call shall focus on one of the following priority areas:
  1. Creating trans-European models/training modules for advisors in business transfer to support the development/improvement of their skills and methods in addressing different issues that arise during the transfer process (including the psychological and emotional aspects of transfers), and adapting them to different national contexts;
  2. Developing standards related to buyer-seller platforms to ensure the quality of the services provided by the platform;
  3. Proposing a model of an efficient awareness-raising programme for better planning and preparation of business transfers;
  4. Proposing measures to improve and harmonise data collection methods on transfer of business across Europe.

European community funding

The Community provisional funding available for the call for proposals is:

  • 0,70 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 March 2014 - 6 years ago (Deadline for the presentation of proposals)

Further information about the call

Official webpage of the call

Useful documents

  • Call for proposals (Legal base)

Organisations eligible to participate

Opened to the following bodies or institutes with legal status established in the covered areas:

Covered areas

Bodies or institutes must have their registered legal seat in one of the countries taking part in the Programme which are:

  • European Union (EU)
  • European Economic Area (EEA)
  • Candidate Countries
  • Third countries

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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