Call: Joint enforcement actions under the multi-annual action plan for the surveillance of products in the EU
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
of programme |
COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) running from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of 2.3 bn. €.
COSME aims to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to access finance in all phases of their lifecycle – creation, expansion, or business transfer. Thanks to EU support, businesses have easier access to guarantees, loans and equity capital. EU ‘financial instruments’ are channelled through local financial institutions in EU countries. To find a financial institution in your country, visit the Access to Finance portal.
COSME helps businesses to access markets in the EU and beyond. It funds the Enterprise Europe Network that helps SMEs find business and technology partners, and understand EU legislation; the Your Europe Business portal that provides practical information on doing business within Europe; and the SME Internationalisation Portal for companies who want to develop their activities outside Europe. It also finances a number of IPR (intellectual property rights) SME Helpdesks.
COSME supports entrepreneurs by strengthening entrepreneurship education, mentoring, guidance and other support services. Actions support specific groups who may find it difficult to reach their full potential, such as young people, women and senior entrepreneurs. The programme also aims to help businesses access opportunities offered by digital technologies.
Improving business conditions
COSME aims to reduce the administrative and regulatory burden on SMEs by creating a business-friendly environment. COSME also supports businesses to be competitive by encouraging them to adopt new business models and innovative practices. This complements actions in areas with high growth potential such as the tourism sector.
Joint enforcement actions under the multi-annual action plan for the surveillance of products in the EU
|Description of call |
"Joint enforcement actions under the multi-annual action plan for the surveillance of products in the EU"
of the call is to provide financial support, allowing market surveillance authorities and customs to pool resources and expertise
and to apply SME-friendly methods. The main objective of this initiative is to enhance the efficiency and effectiveness of
the surveillance system in Europe, as well as to improve the coordination of the practical enforcement work carried out in
relation to product categories or other priorities.
|Thematic Focus||Consumer protection, Security|
|Funding area|| EU Member States |
Switzerland / Schweiz / Suisse / Svizzera
|Select Origin of Applicant|| EU Member States |
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Iceland / Ísland
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
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, Public Services, Other, National Government, University, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Association|
|Applicant details|| Applicants must be bodies to which EU-EEA Member States have
attributed tasks concerning market surveillance, or non-profit organisations which facilitate the coordination of market surveillance
activities. Market surveillance is defined as the activities carried out and measures taken by public authorities to ensure
that products comply with the requirements set out in the Union harmonisation legislation and do not endanger health, safety
or any other aspects of public interest. |
Corporate bodies must be properly constituted and registered under the law. If a body or organisation is not constituted under the law, a physical person must be designated to provide the legal responsibility.
|Project Partner Details||To be eligible for co-financing, a proposal must involve participants from a minimum of 5 EU-EEA Countries.|
|Project duration max||36 months|
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details|| The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 750 000 €. |
number of projects: 1-3
|Submission||Only electronic submissions are allowed for this call.|
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages COSME on behalf of the European Commission.