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Call: Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Schemes

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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Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Schemes
Description of call
"Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Schemes "
The general objective of this initiative is to support the creation, the improvement and the wider dissemination of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs in order to help migrants to become self-employed and build a successful enterprise (profit-generating and/or with social objectives).The objective of the call is to support the networking of organisations working in the field of migrant entrepreneurship while facilitating mutual learning, the exchange of experiences and good practice, the exploitation of synergies and the emergence of strategic collaborations.
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Thematic Focus Demographic Change, Migration, Children & Youth, Education & Training, Employment & Labour Market, Competitiveness, SME
Funding area EU Member States
EFTA countries
Candidate Countries
Potential Candidate Countries
EU Neighbourhood Policy Countries
EEA 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, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), NGO / NPO, Public Services, Association, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Start Up Company, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union
Applicant details Eligible applicants (coordinator and partners in the consortium) are organisations that are active in helping the economic and social integration of migrants, and/or in fostering migrant entrepreneurship and/or in providing support services to entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs. 

Such entities may include:
  • Public authorities and public administrations (at the national, regional or city level);
  • Chamber of commerce and industry and similar bodies;
  • Business associations and business support networks;
  • Business support organisations and incubators;
  • NGOs, non-profit organisations, associations and foundations working with migrants;
  • Private and public entities specialised in education and training
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details The consortium (i.e. the coordinator plus its partners) must be composed of a minimum of five (5) legal entities located in at least three (3) COSME Participating countries.
Recurring Call No
Project duration min 36 months
Project duration max 36 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details The grant is limited to a maximum reimbursement rate of 90% of eligible costs.
The maximum grant per project will be 375 000 €.
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