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Call: Tourism synergies with cultural and creative industries

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

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. €.

Accessing finance

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.

Opening markets

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.

Supporting entrepreneurs

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.  

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Call
Tourism synergies with cultural and creative industries
Description of call
"Tourism synergies with cultural and creative industries"
This call for proposals intends to co-fund projects which put a particular focus on transnational cooperation between tourism and Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI)-related SMEs to develop and promote innovative yet tangible tourism offers, enhance the competitiveness of European tourism and promote the image of Europe as a global tourist destination of excellence.
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Thematic Focus Art and Culture, Tourism, Competitiveness, Media, SME
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia / поранешна југословенска Република Македонија
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
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
Eligible applicants Education and Training Centres, Lobby Group / Professional Association / Trade Union, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees), Start Up Company, Association, International Organization, Public Services, University, Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Research Institution, NGO / NPO
Applicant details Applicants must be active in the field of tourism, cultural and creative industries
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details The consortium must gather a minimum of 6 and max. of 8 different legal entities covering at least 5 eligible countries.  4 SMEs, 2 active in the tourism and 2 active in the CCIs sector and one national or regional or local public authority have to take part in the consortium. 
Project duration min 18 months
Project duration max 24 months
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details total budget: 2 million €
max. grant: 400 000 €
Co-financing rate: max. 75%
Submission Participant Portal 
Contact Details

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) manages COSME on behalf of the European Commission.


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