COS-MigrantsENT-2016-4-02: Migrants Entrepreneurship Support Schemes

The objective of this Call for Proposals is to support the creation, the improvement and the wider dissemination of support schemes for migrant entrepreneurs in order to help migrants to become self-employed and build a successful enterprise (profit-generating and/or with social objectives).

Moreover the Call focuses on supporting the networking of organisations working in the field of migrant entrepreneurship while facilitating mutual learning, the exchange of experiences and good practice, the exploitation of synergies and the emergence of strategic collaborations.

The focus of this initiative is on sharing approaches and lessons learnt across and between public administrations, business support organizations, non-profit organisations and NGOs, educational institutions and any other organisations that are active in this field, across cities, regions and countries.

The specific objectives are to bring together relevant players at national and regional levels into trans-national networks, to work together based on the existing evidence of what is effective and to achieve better impact. The emphasis will be on exchanging experience and peer-learning between participating organisations, and on furthering information and research on what is effective to a wider circle of stakeholders and organisations.

This initiative supports the COSME specific objective related to the promotion of entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial culture and addresses the EU priorities for a comprehensive and holistic approach to migration.

Submission of proposals

The deadline for electronic submission is 20 December 2016 17.00 hours (Brussels time).

The electronic submission reference for this call will be COS-MigrantsENT-2016-4-02.

Please click and access the Participant Portal, in order to draft and submit your proposal.

For full details, please consult the text of the call available below.

Important: Due to some mistakes in the calculation sheet, a new version of the Budget template (after the 2nd revision) is now available in the submission tool.
Please use this revised version in submitting your proposal.


Applicants must set up a consortium with a designated coordinator.

The consortium (i.e. the coordinator plus its partners) must be composed of a minimum of five (5) legal entities located in at least three (3) COSME Participating countries. Information regarding 3rd countries' participation in COSME is available on the DG GROW website.

Eligible applicants (coordinator and partners in the consortium) are organisations that are active in helping the economic and social integration of migrants, and/or in fostering migrant entrepreneurship and/or in providing support services to entrepreneurs and would-be entrepreneurs. Detailed eligibility criteria are laid out in Section 6 of the call.


EASME is available to answer questions relating to the content of the present call for proposals.

All questions must be sent by e-mail to:

Answers to questions received will be published at regular intervals in the FAQs document. Before sending queries to the EASME, please read carefully the FAQs document, which will be available below.

For more details please consult regularly the COSME webpage.

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