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Call: Facilitating access to regulation for light Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

Acronym COSME
Type of Fund Action programme
Description of programme

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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Facilitating access to regulation for light Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)
Description of call
"Facilitating access to regulation for light Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)"

This Call for Proposal aims at supporting Small- and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), start-ups and entrepreneurs operating or wishing to operate light Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) in Europe by developing a web portal, which will facilitate their access to relevant regulations, requirements and procedures.


In particular the action will:

  • Raise general awareness about the regulatory context of light RPAS operations and facilitate understanding of the regulatory framework (safety, privacy and data protection, etc.). With this respect, attractive online tools shall be developed in order to present national regulations in a clear and accessible way.
  • Facilitate access of businesses to light RPAS regulations and related obligations across Europe. Specifically, the action will provide, for those countries where commercial operations of light RPAS are possible, the necessary information to operate RPAS legally.
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Funding area EU Member States
EFTA countries
EEA Countries
Candidate Countries
Eastern Partnership
Potential Candidate Countries
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, , Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, International Organization, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), , Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), NGO / NPO, Start Up Company, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Public Services
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details

Proposals must be presented by consortia composed of at least two entities from two EU Member States.

Recurring Call Yes
Project starts 01.05.2015
Project duration max 24 months
Financial details

The maximum grant will be 1000 000 € and the EU grant is limited to a maximum co-funding rate of 90% of the eligible costs.

Only one proposal will be fund. 

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