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Call: Social Economy Missions

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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
Social Economy Missions
Description of call
"Social Economy Missions"
The general objective of this call for proposals is to support a network of EU regional and local authorities with similar priorities/topics and experts in the field that contribute via inter-regional collaboration to gradually set up of a permanent community of practice in the field of social economy as the key component of a sustainable European economic system. 

Possible topics can be:
  • Building resilient regional and/or local ecosystems
  • Socially responsible public procurement
  • Building Clusters of Social and Ecological Innovation or participation in traditional clusters
  • Support to social economy business development
  • Support to local and regional initiatives in the area of green and digital transition
  • Local or regional measures tackling unemployment
  • Sustainable agriculture and rural development
  • Education and training to develop the social economy ecosystem
  • The development of horizontal policies to support social economy at local or regional level
  • Social economy initiatives to integrate migrants
  • Other (identified by the applicants)

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Thematic Focus Children & Youth, Education & Training, Employment & Labour Market, Climate, Climate Change, Environment & Biodiversity, Research & Innovation, Technology Transfer & Exchange, Capacity Building, Cooperation Networks, Institutional Cooperation
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
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
Eligible applicants Federal State / Region / City / Municipality / Local Authority, Enterprise (more than 250 employees or not defined), Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, SMEs (between 10 and 249 employees), NGO / NPO, Association, University, Research Institution, Microenterprises (fewer than 10 employees)
Applicant details Applying entities must be specialised in social economy
Project Partner Yes
Project Partner Details
  • Proposals need to be submitted by consortia composed of at least 3 different legal entities from at least 3 different EU Member States including at least 1 regional or local public authority from each county represented in the consortium.
  • The coordinator must be a regional or local public administration.
Project duration max 12 months
Type of Funding Grants
Financial details Total call budget: 1,9 million €
Grant per project: max. 100 000 €
Co-financing rate: max. 90%
Contact Details
EASME-COSME-ENQUIRIES@ec.europa.eu

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