Second call - Enterprise Europe Network COS-EEN-2014-2-04 Closed!

Objectives

The Network will contribute to the objectives of the COSME programme by facilitating access to European and international markets for European SMEs and by providing growth-oriented, integrated business and innovation support services that help strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of European enterprises. The Network will primarily address European SMEs that seek to exploit new opportunities in the Single Market, but also in third countries.

Actions

  • Helping EU SMEs finding international business, technology and research partners in the EU, COSME participating countries and third countries;
  • Develop and provide a balanced integrated service range to SMEs to become active in the Single Market and beyond (e.g. regarding EU legislation and programmes, EU funding, intellectual property rights IPR);
  • Increase competitiveness of SMEs by internationalisation and innovation support services;
  • Contribute to the SMEs feedback function to obtain SMEs opinion on Union policy options;
  • Strengthen support for SMEs interested in participating in Horizon 2020 and corresponding calls for proposals, in particular encourage SMEs to participate to the SME Instrument; seek cooperation with Horizon 2020 national contact points;
  • Provide support to enable SMEs to turn the resource efficiency challenge into opportunities, including providing information, assistance in participation in European-funded projects, and partnering and advice on resource efficient practices. Activities include establishing partnerships with other national or local SME support networks in order to exchange best practice and enhance SME support services (contributing to the future Climate Action and Green Action Plan);
  • Improve SME's awareness on access to finance;
  • Ensure visibility, recognition and local awareness about the Network.

European community funding

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

  • 336,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 29 January 2015 - 4 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:

  • Any legal organisation

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)

Directorate-Generale responsible

Directorate-General for Enterprise and Industry

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