COSME Call 2020 - Clusters Go International COS-CLUSINT-2020-3-01 Closed!


The main objective of the action is to intensify cluster and business network cooperation 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.


This call covers the following topics:

  • CLUSINT-01-2020: Strand A: Clusters Go International – All Sectors. It will support the establishment of the ‘European Strategic Cluster Partnership – Going International’ (ESCP-4i) open to a wide range of European industrial sectors and value chains, except those targeted in Strand B below. The projects under Strand A should comprise preparatory and  implementation-related actions.
  • CLUSINT-02-2020: Strand B: Clusters Go International – Defence and Security Sector. It will support the first implementation, testing and further development of up to two 'European Strategic Cluster Partnerships - Going International’ (ESCP-4is) in the Defence and Security sector (dual use technologies). The projects under Strand B are expected to build on existing internationalisation strategies and focus on implementation-related actions as defined above.


European community funding

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

  • 7,50 Million EUR (Global Budget)

All the important deadlines

  • 02 October 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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