Public Consultation Launched for Evaluation of COSME Programme
The European Commission has initiated a public consultation to gather feedback and opinions from stakeholders and small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) regarding the COSME Programme (Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises 2014-2020) final evaluation. This consultation, available in all official EU languages, will remain open until September 18. Participants are encouraged to take part in the survey, as the results will play a crucial role in shaping future support programs for SMEs. The questionnaire is designed to be user-friendly and can be completed within a few minutes.
To participate in the consultation, interested individuals can access the survey through the following links:
2) via the Have Your Say Portal: https://ec.europa.eu/info/law/better-regulation/have-your-say/initiatives/13399-COSME-programme-evaluation_en.
Please note that an EU login password is required to complete the survey. If you do not have an EU login password, you can easily request one by clicking on the "register" option provided on the survey page. On the registration page, fill in the necessary details, and online support is available for any assistance required.
The COSME Programme, which operated from 2014 to 2020, aimed to enhance SME competitiveness through various support initiatives. It encompassed projects such as the Enterprise Europe Network, Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs, tourism and social economy projects, IPR Help desks, cluster internationalization and excellence initiatives, as well as projects promoting innovation procurement and streamlining procurement procedures to be more SME-friendly. Additionally, COSME facilitated studies and established forums for effective interaction with key stakeholders, including the SME envoys, the SME Assembly, and the SME Performance review.