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Call: Training for SME-friendly policies in Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs)

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

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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Call
Training for SME-friendly policies in Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs)
Description of call
"Training for SME-friendly policies in Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs) "
The purpose of this call is to conclude a Framework Partnership Agreements (FPA) for the period 2020-2022 with organisations to which specific grant agreements might be awarded in order to implement training courses. Such courses have the objective of strengthening the capacity of personnel working for large public buyers (i.e. CPBs) to ensure SMEs' access to large public procurement markets, as well as to strengthen the capacity of SMEs to bid for large calls for tenders.  The training must also address issues such as green procurement, social procurement and innovative procurement.
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Thematic Focus SME, Competitiveness, Innovation
Funding area EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Origin of Applicant EU Member States
Albania / Shqipëria
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Iceland / Ísland
Moldova
Montenegro / Crna Gora/Црна Гора
North Macedonia / Северна Македонија
Serbia / Сpбија
Turkey / Türkiye
Ukraine / Україна Oukraïna
Others
Eligible applicants International Organization, Education and Training Centres, University, Public Services
Applicant details Applicants must be legal entities
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details Applicants must form a consortium of at least 2 organisations. The consortium must include at least one university or educational institution and an established Central Purchasing Body operating at national level.
Recurring Call unknown
Further info
The targeted duration of the training programme should be between 5 weeks and 2 months, and can be split in two or more periods. Part of the training programme may be given online.
Type of Funding Grant
Financial details The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at 400 000 €.
EASME expects to fund one proposal.
The grant is limited to a maximum reimbursement rate of 90 % of eligible costs.
EASME reserves the right not to distribute all the funds available.
Submission Online via Funding and Tenders Portal
Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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