COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs. Its aims are to facilitate access to finance to support SMEs, to support internationalization and access to markets, to create an environment favourable to competitiveness, and to encourage an entrepreneurial culture. This will allow SMEs to realize their full potential in today’s global economy.
This programme continues on the work of the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Programme (EIP) under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (EIP) under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP). The beneficiaries under this programme can either be existing entrepreneurs, future entrepreneurs and national, regional authorities.