The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) has been set-up by the European Commission to manage on its behalf several EU programmes.
The EASME also organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW)
The EASME replaces the EACI (Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation) that managed Enterprise Europe Network, Intelligent Energy – Europe, Eco-innovation and Marco Polo. The Marco Polo programme has been transferred to the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA).
EACI website (archived)
Commission Regulation (EC) No 1653/2004 of 21 September 2004 on a standard financial regulation for the executive agencies pursuant to Council Regulation (EC) No 58/2003 laying down the statute for executive agencies to be entrusted with certain tasks in the management of Community programmes
The list of specific contracts based on framework contracts for the operating budget and for operational budget of the EASME as well as grant agreements signed by the agency is available in the Financial Transparency System of the European Commission.
'We aim to help create a more competitive and resource-efficient European economy based on knowledge and innovation'
'We provide high quality support to our beneficiaries, turning EU policy into action. As an executive agency of the European Commission, we manage significant parts of COSME, LIFE, Horizon 2020 and EMFF. We ensure that actions funded by these programmes deliver results and provide the Commission with valuable input for its policy tasks'.
The EASME is committed to the public service principles for EU civil servants. These are: