COSME

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

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  • 16/03/2020

    Observing the European construction sector

    Can you imagine Europe without roads, hospitals or bridges? The construction sector plays a key role in Europe’s economy, and it is shaped by the policy measures taken by national governments. The European Construction Sector Observatory (ECSO) is a COSME initiative that analyses the construction sector in the 27 Member States and the United Kingdom. It aims to provide valuable insights on market conditions and policy developments. Check out the most recent materials.
  • 10/03/2020

    What does it take to be an entrepreneur?

    Digitalisation, environment, equality… The European Union is facing new challenges that require citizens with a new outlook. How to act upon these opportunities? The European Commission has developed “EntreComp”, the European Entrepreneurship Competence Framework. It aims to shape an entrepreneurial mindset by identifying its components and creating conversations across different sectors. Discover its two newly funded projects!
  • 28/02/2020

    Pursuing social goals through public procurement

    Can public procurement have a social mission? This is the aim of “Buying for Social Impact (BSI)” launched by the European Commission. The initiative encourages contracting authorities to pursue social goals through public procurement, and helps social economy enterprises access new markets. Fifteen EU countries have already benefited from training sessions and knowledge sharing for contracting authorities and social economic enterprises.
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