Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME)

Europe’s programme for small and medium-sized enterprises

  • Program Type
  • Industry Focus
    Small and medium-size enterprises (SMEs), current and potential entrepreneurs and business support organizations

The programme provides better access to finance, delivers business support services and promotes entrepreneurship.

COSME: EU funding helping businesses move forward!

Did you know the EU can support your business ambitions? Learn how the EU programme for Competitiveness of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (COSME) can make your business move forward!

Access to markets

COSME, the programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs), funds many initiatives that help small businesses access new markets.

Programming, monitoring and evaluation

The Commission has a legal obligation to monitor the implementation of the COSME programme, to report annually and to disseminate the results of this monitoring.

Supporting entrepreneurs

The promotion of entrepreneurship and an entrepreneurial culture is therefore one of the main objectives of COSME.

Improving conditions for competitiveness

COSME aims to create more favourable conditions for the creation of businesses and growth through several means, as described below.

Future Phases

Check out an overview of each competition phase below - complete rules for each phase will be released as the competition progresses.


Let’s Get Started.

To apply or join the program, please submit an application.