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European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)

Enterprise Europe Network

Last update: Nov 24, 2022 Last update: 24 Nov, 2022

Details

Status: Awarded
Budget: Euro 164,500,000
Award ceiling: N/A
Award floor: N/A
Sector: SME & Private Sector
Eligible applicants: Government Bodies, Private Sector
Eligible nationalities: EU 27, Europe Non EU 27, Armenia ... See more EU 27, Europe Non EU 27, Armenia, Guadeloupe, Martinique
Date posted: 20 May, 2021

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Call Updates

Apr 8, 2022 11:39:23 AM

An update about the eligibility conditions for the third cut-off is provided in the Topic Updates above.

Mar 8, 2022 1:56:25 PM

Eligibility for the third cut-off

According to section 4 of the call document, the third cut-off aims at receiving proposals from EU Member States and overseas counties and territories (OCT) covering EU regions not included in the Network after evaluation of the proposals submitted at the first and second cut-off dates. Proposals covering regions for which a successful proposal was submitted will be excluded from the third cut-off.

Following the completion of the evaluation of proposals submitted for the first and second cut-offs, proposals covering the following countries/regions are invited for the third cut-off (submission deadline: 27 April 2022):

  • France: only the OCTs of Réunion; Guadeloupe and Martinique
  • Ireland (entire country)
  • Furthermore, applications may be eligible from only the following non-EU countries that are associated to the Single Market Programme or that have started negotiations for an association to the Single Market Programme by the submission deadline: 
    • Kosovo (This designation is without prejudice to positions on status, and is in line with UNSCR 1244/1999 and the ICJ Opinion on the Kosovo declaration of independence.)
    • Armenia

 Applications covering any other geographic region will be considered ineligible.

https://ec.europa.eu/info/funding-tenders/opportunities/docs/2021-2027/smp/guidance/list-3rd-country-participation_smp_en.pdf

Nov 19, 2021 3:55:38 PM

EEN Call update

According to section 4 of the call document, the second cut-off aims at receiving proposals from EU Member States and overseas counties and territories (OCT) covering EU regions not included in the Network after evaluation of the proposals submitted at the first cut-off date. Proposals covering regions for which a successful proposal was submitted will be excluded from the second cut-off.

Following the completion of the evaluation of proposals submitted for the first cut-off, proposals covering the following countries/regions of EU Member States are invited for the second cut-off (submission deadline: 15 December 2021):

·       Cyprus (entire country)

·       France: only Réunion, Guiana, Mayotte, Saint-Martin, Guadeloupe and Martinique

·       Denmark: only Overseas Countries & Territories

·       Netherlands: only Overseas Countries & Territories

·       Germany: only the regions of Bremen; Sachsen-Anhalt; Mecklenburg-Vorpommern

·       Italy: only the macro-region of North-East Italy (Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)

·       Hungary (entire country)

·       Ireland (entire country)

·       Malta (entire country)

Furthermore, applications may be eligible from non-EU countries that are associated to the Single Market Programme or that have started negotiations for an association to the Single Market Programme by the submission deadline.

Applications covering any other geographic region will be considered ineligible.

Nov 15, 2021 11:30:31 AM
Corrigendum of the call document

A corrigendum of the call document has been published to reflect the extension of the second cut-off date of the call to 15 December 2021 at 17h00 Brussels time.

 All changes to version 1.0 are listed in the “History of Changes” table (page 2).

Nov 12, 2021 2:36:43 PM 

According to section 4 of the call document, the second cut-off aims at receiving proposals from EU Member States and overseas counties and territories (OCT) covering EU regions not included in the Network after evaluation of the proposals submitted at the first cut-off date. Proposals covering regions for which a successful proposal was submitted will be excluded from the second cut-off.

Following the completion of the evaluation of proposals submitted for the first cut-off, proposals covering the following countries/regions of EU Member States are invited for the second cut-off (submission deadline: 15 December 2021):

Cyprus (entire country)
France: only the OCTs of Réunion; Guadeloupe and Martinique
Germany: only the regions of Bremen; Sachsen-Anhalt; Mecklenburg-Vorpommern
Italy: only the macro-region of North-East Italy (Veneto, Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol)
Hungary (entire country)
Ireland (entire country)
Malta (entire country)
Furthermore, applications may be eligible from non-EU countries that are associated to the Single Market Programme or that have started negotiations for an association to the Single Market Programme by the submission deadline.

Applications covering any other geographic region will be considered ineligible.

Jul 19, 2021 10:36:31 AM

An online information session took place on 22 June 2021 to present the modalities and the rules for participation in the call.

In case you missed it, check out the recording and the presentation from the Info Day.

Jun 15, 2021 10:54:48 AM

The submission session is now available for: SMP-COSME-2021-EEN-01(SMP-COSME-EEN)

Jun 14, 2021 10:44:35 AM

More information on the Info Day on the call

As announced, an online information session will take place on 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) from 9:30 until 16:30 to present the modalities and the rules for participation in the call, and give answers to your questions.

Please register on EUSurvey - Survey (europa.eu) where you will find also the agenda of the day.

You will receive a confirmation e-mail of your registration with the technical info (webstreaming) within 3 working days.

The registration will be closed on Monday 21/06/2021 at 13:00 CET.

We are looking forward to welcoming you at the Info Day!

Jun 9, 2021 4:55:31 PM

The submission session is now available for: SMP-COSME-2021-EEN-01(SMP-COSME-EEN)

Jun 9, 2021 8:55:47 AM

The Info Day on the call will take place on 22 June 2021 – save the date!

An online information session will take place on 22 June 2021 (Tuesday) from 9:30 until 16:30 to present the modalities and the rules for participation in the call.

More information (registration link, agenda) will follow.

May 19, 2021 2:34:07 PM

Opening of the submission tool for the call               

A technical issue in the detailed budget template previously published in the Funding and Tenders Portal has been detected and it is being dealt with now.

The submission link for this call will be open as soon as this is fixed. The submission link will give access to all application forms detailed in the call document. 

Please do not use the detailed budget template published on 11 May in the preparation of your proposal. Use always the templates available in the submission link.


Enterprise Europe Network

TOPIC ID: SMP-COSME-2021-EEN-01

Programme: Single Market Programme (SMP)
Work programme part: SMP-2021
Call: Enterprise Europe Network (SMP-COSME-2021-EEN)
Work programme year: SMP-2021
Type of action: SMP-COSME-EEN SMP COSME Enterprise Europe Network Actions
Type of MGA: SMP Action Grant Budget-Based [SMP-AG]
Deadline model: multiple cut-off
Planned opening date: 11 May 2021
Deadline dates
11 August 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time
02 December 2021 17:00:00 Brussels time
27 April 2022 17:00:00 Brussels time

Topic description
Scope: 

Scope of the call

The scope of this call is to set up and ensure the upgraded functioning of Enterprise Europe Network in the period 1 January 2022 until 30 June 2025 by selecting the consortia that will make up the Network.

To this end, applicants are invited to submit proposals:

Defining the strategic approach and explaining how the objectives and requirements laid down in the present call will be addressed, taking account of the challenges faced by SMEs in the target region(s) and the specific strengths of businesses and the business environment; and
Suggesting specific activities translating that strategic approach into action.
Objectives

The Network should contribute to the objectives of the SMP by improving the competitiveness and sustainability of SMEs in Europe and promoting entrepreneurship. It should do so notably by:

  1. Assisting them to become more economically, environmentally and socially sustainable;
  2. Supporting their digitalisation and greater resilience to shocks;
  3. Supporting their innovation and innovation processes;
  4. Facilitating their access to the Single Market and third country markets;
  5. Helping them to cooperate and where appropriate integrate with local, regional, national and European clusters and industrial ecosystems and global value chains.

The Network should be recognised by SMEs and stakeholders as the indispensable “European arm” of regional and national business support systems, leveraging the work those support systems and wider national and regional policies. It should provide clear European added value and providing services that are ever more highly valued by clients and help them to grow and become more competitive.

The Network will play a crucial role in helping all types of SMEs in their transition to more sustainable business models, through dedicated Sustainability Advisors and other sustainability services. It will also support SMEs’ digitalisation by helping them to adapt their business processes, use digital technologies and develop new products and services using digital means – it will do so by collaborating with other relevant networks at European level. And above all, the new Network will help SMEs to become more resilient, helping them to fully recover from the COVID-19 crisis and emerge even stronger than before.

Expected Impact:Expected results

  1. Increased number of SMEs linked with other entities across Europe and beyond for cross-border business cooperation, technology and knowledge transfer and technology and innovation partnerships;
  2. Increased number of SMEs aware of sustainability challenges and opportunities and integrating them in their business processes;
  3. Increased number of SMEs integrating digitalisation to improve the business processes and developing new business opportunities;
  4. Higher rate of European SMEs exporting within the Single Market and outside the EU;
  5. Higher rate of European SMEs participating in EU programmes;
  6. Better understanding by European SMEs of EU legislation and of opportunities offered by EU programmes and EU access to finance;
  7. Increased number of companies reporting a successful impact on their business in terms of market share, turnover, optimised costs or realised savings in international activities, job creation or maintenance, improved quality of products, services or processes, introduced product or service innovations related to international activities;
  8. Better visibility of the Network by promoting success stories;
  9. Better knowledge in EU institutions of SMEs’ opinions, difficulties and expectations.

Call Updates

Apr 8, 2022 11:39:23 AM

An update about the eligibility conditions for the third cut-off is provided in the Topic Updates above.

Mar 8, 2022 1:56:25 PM

Eligibility for the third cut-off

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