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)


Infographic: EASME in a nutshell


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).

Legal basis

Financial information

The specific contracts based on framework contracts for operational budget of the EASME as well as the grant agreements awarded by the agency can be found in the Financial Transparency System of the European Commission.





Lists of contractors

Vision, mission, values

Our vision

'We aim to help create a more competitive and resource-efficient European economy based on knowledge and innovation'

Our mission

'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'.

Our values

The EASME is committed to the public service principles for EU civil servants. These are:

  • commitment to the European Union and its citizens;
  • integrity;
  • objectivity;
  • respect for others;
  • transparency.

More information: Public service principles for the EU civil service on the European Ombudsman website