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Online Info Session call Proximity and social economy industrial ecosystem: boosting the digital transition of social economy enterprises and SMEs (SMP-COSME-2023-SEED)

Join the info session to learn about the call objectives and requirements and increase your chances for a successful proposal.

Invitation to register for the online info session for the call SMP-COSME-2023-SEED under the SMP programme. The event will take place from 10 AM to 12.30 PM on October 6, 2023

On 6 October 2023, EISMEA will host an informative session about the Single Market Programme call for proposals "Proximity and social economy industrial ecosystem: boosting the digital transition of social economy enterprises and SMEs (ref. SMP-COSME-2023-SEED)".

In view of the objectives set out in the European Commission’s Communication 2030 Digital Compass - the European way for the Digital Decade, this call aims at:

  • Strengthening the digital transition and capabilities of SMEs in the social economy fostering their economic, organisational and impact related performances, through setting up capacity building activities, training, advisory, joint technology initiatives, etc.
  • Supporting knowledge transfer and transnational cooperation amongst different partners, such as businesses and ‘enabling organisations’.
  • Strengthening the digital capacity and offer of ‘enabling organisations’in the social economy. In doing so, those organisations (e.g. European, national and regional business support organisations, incubators, membership federations…) can multiply the effects of this call and support their members, clients and stakeholders in their digital transition as well as driving digital social innovations.
  • Strengthening the role of social economy as a driver for digital social innovation and consequent digital solutions and tools developed to answer social, societal and environmental challenges.

Deadline for submissions: 21 November 2023, 17:00 (CET)

Available budget: EUR 8 000 000

Consult the SMP-COSME-2023-SEED call page on our website for more information about the call scope, objectives, target audience and application procedure.

  • small and medium-sized enterprises | single market | ecosystem
  • Friday 6 October 2023, 10:00 - 12:30 (CEST)
  • Online only


  1. 6 Oct 2023, 10:00 - 10:05 (CEST)
    Welcome, introduction, housekeeping rules

    Valentino Izzo, Programme coordination manager, EISMEA

  2. 10:05 - 10:40 (CEST)
    Background, policy context and scope with Q&A

    Karel Vanderpoorten, Policy Officer, DG GROW, European Commission

  3. 10:40 - 11:25 (CEST)
    General information on the call for proposals (timeline, admissibility, eligibility, submission & evaluation procedure etc.) and Q&A

    Zoran Stamencic, Call Coordinator, EISMEA

  4. 11:25 - 11:35 (CEST)
    REA Central Validation Service: Registration of participants with Q&A

    Radu Sora, Team leader – Validation planning, REA 

  5. 11:35 - 12:05 (CEST)
    Financial provisions of the call for proposals with Q&A

    Alain Schoonjans, Financial Officer, EISMEA

  6. 12:05 - 12:25 (CEST)
    Additional Q&A session
  7. 12:25 - 12:30 (CEST)
    Closing of the session

    Valentino Izzo, Programme coordination manager, EISMEA

Practical information

Friday 6 October 2023, 10:00 - 12:30 (CEST)
Online only