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European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA)
Call for proposalsOpen

Enterprise Europe Network (SMP-COSME-2024-EEN)


Publication date
Opening date
Deadline model
Multiple cut-off
Deadline dates
19 Sep 2024, 17:00 / 4 Feb 2025, 17:00 (CET)


Call objective

The purpose of the Enterprise Europe Network is to help European SMEs innovate, grow and scale in the Single Market and beyond. 

It is recognised by SMEs and stakeholders as the indispensable “European arm” of regional and national business support systems and intends to help SMEs to grow and become more competitive, while at the same time increasing sustainability, growth, resilience and digitalisation levels among SMEs.. 

Eligible activities

Provision of support, partnering and advisory services to small and medium-sized businesses in the following areas:

  • participation of SMEs in the Single Market; 
  • internationalisation of SMEs within the Single Market and beyond; 
  • innovation in SMEs; 
  • participation of SMEs in EU-funded programmes. 

Applicants & call budget

Target audience: established business support organisations with proven experience in providing business support services to SMEs, such as, for example, chambers of commerce, craft or industry, innovation agencies, regional development agencies, trade promotion agencies, universities, research and/or technology transfer organisations and other organisations with relevant experience.

Available budget: EUR 182.500.000

Number of projects and maximum duration

Number of projects to be funded: One per region

Maximum project duration: 42 months


In addition to the documents provided in the Funding & Tenders opportunities portal, prospective applicants are invited to consult the following documents.

Template for the communication strategy (download via Link) The communication strategy must be part of your proposal. Please use this document as guideline for the structure of your communication strategy and copy it into your application form (section 3.2.).

Template for the communication work plan (download via Link) The communication work plan must NOT be submitted as part of the proposal but will be a deliverable in the first few months of future EEN projects. It is provided here for your information only.

Info session

EISMEA organises an online info session addressed to potential applicants of this call. Prior registration is not required. 

More information on the info session event page.

Watch the online info session
on 28 May 2024
from 14:00 to 17:00 CET

(link will be live as of the start of the info session)




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