COSME Call 2020 - Supporting European SMEs to participate in public procurement outside EU+ COS-PPOUT-2020-2-03 Closed!


The main objective is to improve SMEs’ access to public procurement in the non-EU countries with which the European Union has signed a bilateral or plurilateral agreement covering public procurement. This action will co-finance the activities of business organisations supporting SMEs’ internationalisation and participation in public procurement and will therefore enable these organisations to develop their capacities to help SMEs in this respect and offer more targeted and better support to SMEs.


Considering the large scope of the elements to be covered in a specific project with regards to, in particular, the type of SMEs to be served, the Member States and the COSME participating countries that would be eligible for this call, along with the sectors and the countries outside the EU to be targeted, the activities shall be carried out in two phases:

  1. A preparatory phase, where each funded consortium will be requested to develop an internationalisation strategy and its implementation roadmap, based on the targeted Member States and third countries, and
  2. The implementation phase, where each consortium will apply the internationalisation strategy, gather data, promote the project and disseminate results.


European community funding

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

  • 2,00 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 15 September 2020 - 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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