COSME Call 2016 - Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Schemes COS-MigrantsENT-2016-4-02 Closed!


The general objective of this initiative is to support the creation, the improvement and the wider dissemination of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurship in order to help migrants to become self-employed and build a successful enterprise (profit-generating and/or with social objectives).The objective of the call is to support the networking of organisations working in the field of migrant entrepreneurship while facilitating mutual learning, the exchange of experiences and good practice, the exploitation of synergies and the emergence of strategic collaborations.


Activities supported by this call will aim at:

  • the creation of cross-regional and cross-country networks of migrant entrepreneurship support providers;
  • the organisation of face-to-face and on-line meetings, seminars and workshops bringing together representatives of migrant entrepreneurship support organizations from different regions and countries;
  • the collection and exchange of data on the results and impacts of existing schemes to support migrant entrepreneurs;
  • the evaluation of services to migrants provided by participating organisations;
  • the improvement and further development of support for migrant entrepreneurs provided so far, including its extension to additional dimensions of support;
  • the transfer or extension to another region/country of existing schemes;
  • the establishment of joint projects between participating organisations;
  • the dissemination of information, guidance and advice to a wider audience of interested public administrations and migrant support organisations.

European community funding

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

  • 1,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 20 December 2016 - 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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