Specific call COSME Cooperation with the European Trade Promotion Organisations active in business internationalisation and business missions abroad
The European Commission has published a specific call under the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME). The call Cooperation with the European Trade Promotion Organisations active in business internationalisation and business missions abroad with identifier COS-ETPO-2015-2-01 closes March 26, 2015. The budget of the call is € 500,000.
The European Commission aims to achieve two objectives:
• a gradual development of co-operation projects with the national Trade Promotion Organisations, as well a strengthening of the European Trade Promotion Organisations network;
• a closer collaboration with EU Member States and their Trade Promotion Organisations in the framework of the Missions for Growth and other internationalisation activities of the European Commission.
The call includes three strands:
1.To enhance cooperation among the trade promotion organisations and with the European Commission (setting up a European agenda);
2.To assist to the organisation of future Missions for Growth and their follow up via the network of national trade promotion organisations;
3.To develop of a web-based instrument that can be of use to both national trade promotion organisations and the European Commission in order to map the international trade promotion activities inside and outside the EU.
For further information about this call and documents please check also the website of the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME).