ACTIVITIES Improving access to finance for SMEs

Report
COSME
2014-2020
SMART AND INCLUSIVE GROWTH
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
OBJECTIVES
1. Improving
framework
conditions
for
the
competitiveness
and
sustainability
of EU
enterprises
2. Promoting
entrepreneurship
3. Improving
access to
finance for SMEs
4. Improving access to
markets
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
PROGRAMME STRUCTURE
•
The
programme
for
the
Competitiveness of Enterprises
and SMEs (COSME)’s aim is to
strengthen the competitiveness
and sustainability of the Union’s
enterprises, including in the
tourism sector, encourage an
entrepreneurial
culture,
and
promote the creation and growth
of SMEs.
It continues the activities of
Competitiveness
and
Innovation
programme (CIP) and also ensures
continuity with initiatives and actions
already
undertaken
under
the
Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Programme (EIP), such as the
Enterprise Europe Network
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
Improving competitiveness and
sustainability of EU enterprises
• Actions to improve and
strengthen the competitiveness
and sustainability of EU
enterprises, particularly SMEs
• Actions intended to develop
new
competitiveness
strategies
• Initiatives accelerating the
emergence of competitive
industries based on crosssectoral activities in areas
characterised by a high
proportion of SMEs
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
Promoting entrepreneurship
Studies, campaigns, events and
exchange programmes
• Improving
framework
conditions
affecting
the
development
of
entrepreneurship;
• Young entrepreneurs, new
and potential entrepreneurs
and female entrepreneurs, as
well as specific target groups.
• Build-up
entrepreneurial
education, skills and attitudes,
in particular among potential
and new entrepreneurs.
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
Improving access to finance for SMEs
Actions which aim to improve
access to finance for SMEs in
their start-up and growth phases
• The Equity Facility for
Growth (EFG),
• The
Loan
Guarantee
Facility (LGF)
Measures, subject to market
demand, to improve cross-border
and
multi-country
financing,
thereby assisting SMEs to
internationalise their activities
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
ACTIVITIES
Improving access to
markets
• Support for the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN)-Support services,
partnership proposals.
• Actions to improve SMEs access to the Single Market including
information provision and awareness-raising.
• Support to SMEs abroad: Studies, helpdesks, platforms, events,
promotion activities
• Facilitate SMEs access to markets outside the Union, and to
strengthening existing support services in those markets.
• Support to international industrial cooperation: workshops, meetings.
• Foster international industrial cooperation, including industrial and
regulatory dialogues with third countries
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
PARTICIPATION
ELIGIBILE COUNTRIES
• Participation: in accordance with the general principles
and general terms and conditions for the participation in
Union's programmes established in the respective
Framework Agreements and Association Council
Decisions, or similar arrangements
TARGET GROUPS
• Local and Regional authorities, corporations, states´
authorities/administrations, federations, unions, agencies
chambers, SMEs
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
PARTICIPATION
APPLICATION PROCEDURE
• Through call for proposals
SELECTION PROCEDURE
• Centralised direct management by the Commission under
the responsibility of DG ENTR.
• Evaluation criteria: Excellence, Implementation , Impact
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium
PARTICIPATION
Where to find information at EUlevel
• ec.europa.eu/enterprise/cosme
• ec.europa.eu/cip/cosme
• http://ec.europa.eu/cip/files/docs/p
ublic-consultation-finalreport_en.pdf
• http://www.europarl.europa.eu/doc
ument/activities/cont/201204/2012
0413ATT42917/20120413ATT429
17EN.pdf
This project is funded by the European Union
A project implemented by the HTSPE consortium

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