A refinement of scope has become effective for the Executive Agency for Competitiveness and Innovation, which, with effect from 1 January 2014, is now called Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized enterprises (EASME). The Agency is responsible for most of COSME, the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs); part of Horizon 2020, the EU Framework Programme for Research and Innovation, and in particular: the SME instrument; the EU programme for the Environment and Climate action (LIFE); part of the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund (EMFF); the legacy of the Intelligent Energy – Europe programme and the legacy of the Eco-innovation initiative. The EASME also organises the EU Sustainable Energy Week (EUSEW).
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Wednesday, 24 august, 2016