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SMEs Go International: Technical Assistance Facility for SMEs


The European Cluster Collaboration Platform is about to launch the new ‘SMEs Go International’ Technical Assistance Facility. This unique support service is provided by the European Commission for projects related to the ‘European Strategic Cluster Partnerships for Going International’ (ESCP-4i). ‘SMEs Go International’ will support European SMEs to develop commercially viable/bankable business projects in partnership with local stakeholders in non-EU markets by providing tailored support for the growth and upgrade of SMEs.

This support service aims to scale-up the internationalisation efforts of European SMEs by providing effective advisory services to 25 selected projects. Depending on the specific market and country targeted by the project, beneficiaries will profit from the best-suited mix of business advisors and legal expert support.

By applying to ‘SMEs Go International’, start the expansion of your business and overcome the challenges of your cross-national project. Guidance note for applications, frequently asked questions and other relevant documents will soon be published once the call is launched. See below for the latest information on the call date.

How to apply?

Given the current COVID-19 situation, the launch of the call originally planned for 20 March 2020 has been suspended. Stay up-to-date with this page in the upcoming weeks, as we monitor the situation and inform you of the exact date for the call and application deadline.

If you wish to receive regular updates on the launch of the call, please inform us, so we can add you to our mailing list. For this and for any other queries, please contact [email protected]


‘SMEs Go International’ Technical Assistance Facility is funded by the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME). The Programme is managed by the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME) of the European Commission.