The Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)
Set up by the European Commission, EASME aims to help create a more competitive and resource-efficient European economy based on knowledge and innovation. EASME provides high quality support to its beneficiaries, turning EU policy into action.
As an executive agency of the European Commission, EASME manages significant parts of COSME (including the Enterprise Europe Network), LIFE, Horizon 2020 and EMFF, ensuring that actions funded by these programmes deliver results and provide the Commission with valuable input for its policy tasks.
For more information visit: https://ec.europa.eu/easme
The European Commission's Directorate-General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG Growth)
DG Growth is responsible for:
- completing the internal market for goods and services
- helping turn the EU into a smart, sustainable, and inclusive economy
- fostering entrepreneurship and growth by reducing the administrative burden on small businesses; facilitating access to funding for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs); and supporting access to global markets for EU companies. All of these actions are encapsulated in the small business act
- generating policy on the protection and enforcement of industrial property rights, coordinating the EU position and negotiations in the international intellectual property rights (IPR) system, and assisting innovators on how to effectively use IP rights
For more information visit: https://ec.europa.eu/info/departments/internal-market-industry-entrepreneurship-and-smes