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TOPIC : Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

Topic identifier: COS-EYE-2017-4-01
Publication date: 28 March 2017

Types of action: COSME-GAE Grant agreement Erasmus
DeadlineModel:
Opening date:
single-stage
31 March 2017
Deadline: 07 June 2017 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-2017
Work Programme Part: COSME 2017
Topic Description
Scope:

The purpose of the call is to select bodies which will act as Intermediary Organisations (IOs) to implement the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme at local level. They will, in particular, recruit and assist the entrepreneurs who will benefit the programme. This call will therefore support actions for organisations enhancing and facilitating the mobility of new entrepreneurs, and is not intended for entrepreneurs willing to participate in the programme. The project duration will be two years (1/02/2018 - 31/01/2020).

Proposals need to be submitted by public or private entities, in partnerships. Participation of a partner in more than one proposal is excluded.

The Intermediary Organisations (IOs) will be required to cooperate with all other organisations and authorities involved in the mobility programme. They will receive support from the existing Support Office (SO), which helps with the coordination and management of the programme across Participating Countries.

Background:

Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs is a mobility scheme that allows potential or newly established entrepreneurs to spend a period of time collaborating with an experienced entrepreneur in another participating country. These mobility actions aim to help the entrepreneurs enrich their experiences as well as learn and network with entrepreneurs in other participating countries. This measure will expand and strengthen the existing network of Intermediary Organisations (IO) which acts as local contact points in participating countries. The IOs are in charge of recruiting and matching the entrepreneurs and facilitating the mobility actions. They also promote the programme and its benefits at local and national level.

Topic conditions and documents
Please read carefully all provisions below before the preparation of your application.
  1. List of countries and applicable rules for funding:
    List of eligible countries
    See also section 6 of the Call document.
  2. Eligibility and admissibility conditions: Described in sections 6 and 7 of the Call document.
  3. Evaluation

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

    3.2. For submission and evaluation process, see the Guide for applicants.
  4. Indicative timetable for evaluation and grant agreement: described in section 3 of the Call document.

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

    COSME Grant Agreement (COS-GA):
    Model Grant Agreement - Multi-Beneficiary
  2. Additional documents:
    COSME Work Programme 2017
    COSME legal basis
    Annex "Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs Implementation Manual for Intermediary Organisations (Quality Manual)

 

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