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Topic identifier: COS-EYE-FPA-2016
Publication date: 15 January 2016

Types of action: COSME-FPA Framework Partnership Agreement
Opening date:
16 February 2016
Deadline: 05 April 2016 17:00:00

Time Zone : (Brussels time)
  Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and small and medium-sized enterprises COSME website
Pillar: Supporting entrepreneurs
Work Programme Year: COSME-2016
Work Programme Part: COSME 2016
Topic Description

The objectives of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs mobility scheme are:

- Helping new entrepreneurs acquire and build managerial skills and further develop their

business plan/activity by learning from experienced entrepreneurs;

- Learning on the job by the new entrepreneurs by working with the host entrepreneur on

concrete business projects;

- Supporting the host entrepreneur in researching, developing and testing or piloting new

business concepts, products or services by the new entrepreneur's bringing in fresh ideas from

another environment (in national, academic, market etc. terms);

- Raising entrepreneurs' awareness for the benefits from going international and, in particular,

from exploiting the potential of the Single European Market by getting hands-on know-how

about other national markets within the EU;

- Intensifying the networking and business relationship between entrepreneurs from different

participating countries, especially laying the ground for further internationalisation of SMEs'

businesses and for further spreading of innovative methods or products in the Single European


Expected Impact:

The initiative expects to have achieved the following results by January 2019:

- Circa 2400 exchanges matched;

- Circa 5500 entrepreneurs registered;

- Circa 120 Intermediary Organisations involved in the implementation of the programme;

- At least 28 countries covered;

- Rate of successful exchanges above 90%.

Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
The call document is available at
1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding: Described in section 6 of the Call document.

2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in sections 6 and 5 of the Call document.
Note in particular the criterion "Eligible consortia".

3. Evaluation

Evaluation criteria, scoring and threshold: Described in sections 8 and 9 of the Call document. 

4. Proposal page limits and layout: Please refer to Part B of the standard proposal template. The Implementation Strategy template specifies the page limit per section.

5. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 3 of the Call document.

6. Provisions, proposal templates and evaluation forms for the type(s) of action(s) under this topic:

COSME Framework Partnership Agreement (COS-FPA):

Model Grant Agreement - Multi-Beneficiary (available shortly on call website) 


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