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Call: European Cluster Excellence Programme with ClusterXchange scheme connecting ecosystems and cities

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Programme
Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme
"COSME"

COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs).
COSME supports SMEs in the following areas:

  • Accessing finance
  • Opening markets
  • Supporting entrepreneurs
  • Improving business conditions
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Call
European Cluster Excellence Programme with ClusterXchange scheme connecting ecosystems and cities
Description of call
"European Cluster Excellence Programme with ClusterXchange scheme connecting ecosystems and cities"
The overall objective of this action is to strengthen cluster management excellence and facilitate exchanges and strategic partnering between clusters and specialised eco-systems and cities across Europe, including through implementation of the “ClusterXchange” mobility scheme. As high quality cluster management and strategic connections between clusters are key elements of successful world-class clusters, the action aims to foster SME competitiveness and assist companies to successfully access global markets. 
The specific objective is to enhance the collaboration, networking and learning of cluster organisations and their members towards the professionalization of specialised and customised business support services provided or channelled to SMEs.
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Thematic Focus SME, Competitiveness, Innovation, Education
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined)
Applicant details Applicants must be a cluster organisation or a business network organisation
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Projects need to involve at least 3 partners from 3 different countries
Call opens 03.11.2020
Call closes 02.02.2021
Project duration min 20 months
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details Total Call Budget: 6 million €
Amount per project: 500 000 €
The Agency expects to fund 12 proposals
Co-financing rate: max. 75%
Submission Online via Funding & Tenders Portal
Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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