COSME Call 2017 - Clusters Go International COS-CLUSINT-2016-03-01 Closed!


The main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network collaboration across European countries and also across sectorial boundaries and to support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships to lead international cluster cooperation in fields of strategic interest towards third countries beyond Europe and notably in support of the development of emerging industries.


The present call for proposals is targeting actions for two phases, divided in three Strands. Applicant consortia can submit proposals for one Strand only and applicant organisations can be part of maximum one consortium per Phase.
Preparatory phase:

  • COSME-2016-CLUSTER-1A will support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International (ESCP-4i) open to a wide range of European industrial sectors and value chains, except the one targeted in Strand 1.b.
  • COSME-2016-CLUSTER-1B will support the establishment of European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International (ESCP-4i) specifically for clusters involved in earth observation (EO) applications. Applicants under Strand 1.b are encouraged to build on the cross-sectorial dimension of the EO downstream market and on the diversity of application domains, in particular by involving different clusters and business network organisations engaged in the EO value-chain.

Implementation phase

  • COSME-2016-CLUSTER-2 will support the initial implementation, testing and further development of European Strategic Cluster Partnerships - Going International (ESCP-4i) including those labelled "ESCP-4i" through the previous 'Cluster Go International' call COS-Cluster-2014-3-03 (except those already funded under the Strand 2 of the 2014 call for proposals pursuing the same or related objectives) and simila existing pan-European alliances of cluster and business network organisations complying with the characteristics of an ESCP-4i as described above.

European community funding

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

  • 5,49 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 23 May 2017 - 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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