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Support to SMEs

Helping SMEs make the most of business opportunities
with a budget of €1 billion for 2021-2027


The SME pillar of the Single Market Programme will first ensure the continuity of the implementation of the most impactful actions of the COSME programme, in particular supporting a better access to markets, a more favourable business environment and promoting entrepreneurship. It aims to foster the competitiveness, capacity building and sustainability of enterprises, especially SMEs, including the tourism sector.

It will implement the SME strategy in the context of industrial ecosystems, the SME components of the Industrial Strategy and the Small Business Act, taking due account of the context in which SMEs operate, captured by the SME Performance Review and the considerations of the SME Envoy Network.

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Implementation reports: Single Market Programme SME Pillar calls

Find out more about the progress of the implementation of the Single Market Programme - SME Pillar calls in our reports: 

17 JANUARY 2024
SME Pillar Implementation Report 1 August - 12 December 2023
7 AUGUST 2023
SME Pillar Implemention Report 1 April - 31 July 2023
18 APRIL 2023
SME Pillar Implementation Report 1st January - 31st March 2023
27 JANUARY 2023
SME Pillar Implementation Report 2021 - 2022



Monitoring reports


Learn about the objectives and impact generated by the actions funded by the SME pillar of the Single Market Programme in the monitoring reports.

EU SME Center in China
31 JANUARY 2023
Intelligent Cities Challenge
31 JANUARY 2023
EU Payment Observatory
31 JANUARY 2023
Crisis Management and Governance in Tourism
COVID-19 Recovery through sustainable Tourism Growth and SME Support


21 JUNE 2022
Monitoring report - Study on measuring the application of circular approaches in the construction industry system
30 JUNE 2022
Monitoring the performance of EU industry and industrial ecosystems
30 JUNE 2022
Monitoring report - Affordable Housing Initiative



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