Small and medium – sized enterprises play a crucial role in reaching the objectives of European Union’s – Europe 2020 Strategy. Whereas, they are considered as engines for growth and job creation, their competitiveness is affected by a limited exploitation of international opportunities and innovation prospects in the Single Market and beyond.
In this context, the EU Programme for the Competitiveness of Small and Medium –
sized Enterprises – COSME aims to promote growth and to strengthen the competitiveness and sustainability of enterprises in the European Union.
COSME, in general and the Enterprise Europe Network in particular, are part of the wider policy framework designed to foster growth, employment and competitiveness in the Single Market. They fully support the aims of the Europe 2020 strategy, which recognizes the crucial role of SMEs in delivering high employment, social cohesion and the transition to low carbon, resource, energy efficient economy and social cohesion.
The European Union and Government of Kosovo in 2018, has signed an agreement confirming participation in the COSME Programme.
Form May 2020, Prishtina REA and STIKK signed a grant agreement with Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises – EASME under the COSME programme 2020-2021.
The Network is active in more than 60 countries worldwide. It brings together 3,000 experts from more than 600 member organisations – all renowned for their excellence in business support.
EEN Kosovo provides:
- Advice, support and information activities;
- Cross-border partnering activities for business cooperation, technology transfer and innovation and research,
- Promotion of network services and communication activities;
- Network building and reinf orcing the Network
For more information about the project activities please visit: https://www.eenkosovo.eu/