COSME Call 2019 - Encouraging community building around the issue of women entrepreneurship – Management and running of the WEgate platform COS-WEGATE-2018-5-01 Closed!


The general objective of this call for proposals is to enhance women entrepreneurship in Europe by:

  • Facilitating networking and sharing good practices between actors such as intermediary stakeholders, in order to improve the support effectively delivered to women entrepreneurs and to motivate more women to start their own business or to support the development of their business across Europe.
  • Entrusting stakeholders themselves with the management, update and promotion of the WEgate e-platform.

The specific objectives of this call for proposals are:

  • To develop  a "European women entrepreneurship community of practice" (the Community), which will complement and build on past, current and already planned initiatives in this area
  • To engage more stakeholders actively supporting women entrepreneurs - rather than women entrepreneurs themselves - with an emphasis on face-to-face exchanges and networking, in complement to online connections.


Activities supported by this call for proposals include:

  • Management and continuation of the WEgate e-platform, including blog and forum management, hosting, maintenance, update and upgrade as well as management the database of WEgate directory of registered users, developing an FAQ section, offering a feedback function and producing regular statistics data
  • Organisation of meetings or events gathering public authorities, women entrepreneurs and other relevant stakeholders, including a mandatory launch event followed by yearly events
  • Organisation of peer learning workshops allowing stakeholders and women entrepreneurs to get a practical understanding of successful initiative conducted in other countries
  • Communications activities, consisting of a comprehensive strategy and outreach activities, including social media campaigns, organisation of matchmaking activities for mentoring and branding around WEgate
  • Community building activities for women entrepreneurship at European level

European community funding

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

  • 0,85 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 05 September 2019 - 2 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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