Call: The European Community of Women Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs
|Type of Fund||Action programme|
|Description 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.
The European Community of Women Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs
|Description of call |
"The European Community of Women Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs"
|The general objective of this call is to increase the number of Women Business Angels (WBAs) in Europe, and to facilitate the funding of Women Entrepreneurs (WEs) by Business Angels. The selected consortia of Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs under this call will form the European Community of Women Business Angels for Women Entrepreneurs. It is expected that the selected consortia will cover at least 10 EU Member States|
|Thematic Focus||Employment, Equal Rights, Trade|
|Funding area|| EU Member States
|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||Other, Association, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union|
|Applicant details|| Applicants must correspond to the definition of the following target organisations: |
|Project Partner Details|| The consortium (i.e.
the coordinator plus its partners) must be composed of a minimum of four (4) partner organisations, It is expected that the selected consortia will cover at least 10 EU Member States.
The consortium must include at least:
|Project duration max||24 months|
|Type of Funding||Grant|
|Financial details|| The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 2 200 000 €. |
Maximum EU financing rate of eligible costs: The contribution will be up to 70% of the total cost of the action.
Indicative number of grants: up to 5.
Maximum EU financing amount per project: 440 000 €
|Submission||The application forms are available here.|
The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages COSME on behalf of the European Commission.