Total Budget: €2,3 billion

Thematic Categories: Trade and Commerce, Economic growth and Competitiveness, Information and Communication Technologies / Education, Finances, Industry, SME, Technologies, Tourism, Environment & biodiversity, Administration, Competitiveness

Beneficiaries: Education and Training Centres,  State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), National Government, Association

Level of Financing (Eu Co-Financing Rate): 40%-90%

Link: https://ec.europa.eu/growth/smes/cosme_en

Enquiries to: EASME-COSME-COMMUNICATIONS@ec.europa.eu

Standard Eligibility Conditions; Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs), as the main target of COSME, in some calls can apply directly as beneficiary Intermediary organisations, that support SMEs can be beneficiaries and participate in calls. There are two types of grants;

  • Mono-beneficiary grants: The grant agreement is signed between the EASME and one beneficiary which is entirely responsible for the implementation of the action.
  • Multi-beneficiary grants: The grant agreement is signed between the EASME and a consortium of beneficiaries led by a coordinator. The consortium is responsible for the implementation of the action.

Additional Information: No time constrains and no determined project budget. Pre-Financing option is valid depending on the duration of the project (Please refer “Financial Guidelines for Applicants” Priorities of the year can be found in annual work programme.

Tips for Applicants; COSME Programme has the clarity of its work programme descriptions, leading to a relatively small share of ineligible proposals responding to the calls for grants. No major administrative bottlenecks is identified. Competition in some COSME calls can be quite high, especially for the smaller actions.