COSME Call 2020 - EU SME Centre in China COS-SMECC-2019-2-01 Closed!


The specific objectives of this COSME call for proposals are as follows:

  • Assessing target SMEs’ readiness towards establishing and developing their commercial presence in the Chinese market by providing EU added-value support services;
  • Assisting target SMEs towards establishing and developing a sustainable commercial presence in the Chinese market (through knowledge acquisition, exports, imports and investments) by providing EU-added value support services;
  • Advising target SMEs on the opportunities and risks of the Chinese market so that they can take informed decisions on envisaged business relations with Chinese partners;
  • Improving synergies and best practice sharing among EU business supporting organisations at European, national and regional level, with the ultimate goal to help the target SMEs intending to do business in China;
  • Creating or further develop synergies with other EU funded actions;
  • Strengthening European advocacy for EU’s and COSME participating countries’ business communities related to their business activities in China


The Centre helps improve general knowledge of the opportunities of the Chinese market among target SMEs, and successfully supports target SMEs intending to do, or expand, business in China

Here is a mandatory but not exhaustive list of other activities that the Centre will carry out:

  • Organising roadshows, webinars, trainings;
  • Gathering, compiling, analysing and translating information about the Chinese market that is relevant to target SMEs, while prioritising selected sectors;
  • Providing advice and/or conducting due diligence on potential business partners;
  • Giving SMEs broad access to publications, webinars and trainings on how to develop business in China.

European community funding

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

  • 1,20 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 April 2020 - more than one year 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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