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COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It runs from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn.

COSME will support:

  • better access to finance for SMEs

  • access to markets for SMEs

  • entrepreneurship

  • more favourable conditions for business creation and growth 

COSME in a nutshell - infographic

More information on COSME and its work programme

Calls for expression of interest

Recruitment of experts

The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (EASME) wants to establish a list of independent experts to participate in:

  • the evaluation of proposals in response to calls for proposals aiming at implementing the COSME programme;
  • the evaluation of finished, ongoing activities or projects under COSME;
  • the monitoring of the implementation of actions carried out under COSME.

Individuals are invited to apply as independent experts via the "Participant Portal" after selecting the COSME programme.

Please read the full text of the call of expression of interest before applying.

Open calls for proposals

Enterprise Europe Network

Access to markets

Reference documents

Calls for tenders

Closed calls for proposals

Access to markets

Awareness actions


Enterprise Europe Network


European Trade Promotion Organisations

Framework conditions for enterprises

Intellectual property

Public procurement