Opportunities in Europe

European Calls

Support for the Implementation of the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework

COSME Programme

EntreComp is going to be a central instrument for the promotion and uptake of entrepreneurship education across Europe. This initiative aims to bring together relevant players in a number of countries to create a collaborative community that will explore how the framework can function as a catalyst and a tool, to foster the entrepreneurial skills of young people and citizens in general.


Activities supported by this call for proposals aim to encourage a systemic use of the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp), Specifically:

Activity 1: Establishment of national, regional or local collaborative communities
Activity 2: Organization of workshops, roundtables, seminars and regular dialogues within the collaborative communities
Activity 3: Designing a Strategy for new learning opportunities and support services based on EntreComp
Activity 4: Development of learning opportunities based on the learning outcomes in EntreComp
Activity 5: Testing new approaches to developing and assessing the entrepreneurship competence
Activity 6: Communication and exchanges at European level


The duration of projects is 36 months.


Only applications from legal entities established in the following countries are eligible: EU Member States; countries participating in the COSME programme, please check the attached document for Non-EU members participating countries.

For British applicants: Please be aware that eligibility criteria must be complied with for the entire duration of the grant. If the United Kingdom withdraws from the EU during the grant period without concluding an agreement with the EU ensuring in particular that British applicants continue to be eligible, you will cease to receive EU funding (while continuing, where possible, to participate) or be required toleave the project on the basis of Article 34.3.1.


Applicants must set up a consortium with a designated coordinator. An eligible consortium must fulfil the following criteria: 
- The consortium must be composed of a minimum of six (6) legal entities located in at least three (3) EU member states or COSME participating countries:
-The consortium must include, as a partner, per country: 1) at least one public authority at national, regional or local level responsible for education, employment or entrepreneurship policy and activities, and 2) at least one entity representing business or employment support entities, like chambers of commerce and industry, trade union, employers organisations, employment offices.


Deadline for submitting applications 22/08/2019 17:00 Brussels time.


The total budget earmarked for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 1.000.000. The maximum grant per project will be EUR 500.000. EASME expects to fund two (2) proposals. The grant is limited to a maximum reimbursement rate of 90% of eligible.

The goal is to bring together key stakeholders (at EU, national, regional or local level) for interactive discussions around the Entrepreneurship Competence Framework (EntreComp), with the objective to build collaborations between education and training providers, enterprises and other stakeholders and to actively involve the target user groups in a co-design process. Members of the collaborative community will act as a steering group for the promotion of the entrepreneurship competence – and of EntreComp as a supporting tool – in their area of responsibility.
Elegibilility of the applicants: 
Eligible applicants Applicants must be legal entities forming a consortium. Such entities may include: Public authorities and public administrations (at the national, regional or local level); Chamber of commerce and industry or similar bodies; Business associations and business support collaborative communities; Training and educational institutions; NGOs, non-profit organisations, associations and foundations; Other public and private entities specialised in education, training or employment.