What is COSME?

The Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME), the successor to the Entrepreneurship and Innovation programme (EIP) under the Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP, 2007-2013), is a new European Union (EU) programme which will run from 2014 to 2020 and is meant to encourage and increase the sustainable competitiveness of European Union enterprises and SMEs. Its support activities will focus on the following four areas: