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Opportunities for European entrepreneurs in the sharing economy Published on: 05/01/2017, Last update: 12/04/2017

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The objectives of this pilot project are to identify and link-up with collaborative economy platforms, exchange experience with all relevant stakeholders and help European SMEs and social enterprises with high-growth potential and other relevant actors to use the possibilities of the shared economy.

The action includes services to be provided based on the needs of SMEs and social enterprises with high-growth potential and ability to benefit from the shared economy. It also includes linking-up and establishing cooperation with existing or new initiatives in the sharing economy, the organisation of events to discuss the development of the collaborative economy in Europe as well as guidance, advisory services, innovation and internationalisation services, and signposting to specialised service providers.

The action is addressed to Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) partners in the EU that have been awarded a Framework Partnership Agreement for the period 2015-2020.

The Electronic submission system will be available from 18 January 2017.

This call closes on 20 April 2017 at 17:00 (Brussels time).

Questions about this call can be sent to, the answers will be provided on this website on a regular base.


Terms of reference (531 KB)
Guide for applicants (534 KB)
Last draft agreement (547 KB)
Answers to questions (167 KB)