Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027)

Summary

The Single Market Programme (SMP) covers the single market, competitiveness of enterprises, including small and medium-sized enterprises, the area of plants, animals, food and feed, and European statistics. Specifically, the programme brings together aspects in order to streamline, exploit synergies and provide a better flexible, transparent, simplified and agile framework to finance activities aiming at a well-functioning sustainable internal market.

Programme Description

This Programme comprises the following priorities:

  • The Internal Market: The SMP aims to ensure that citizens and businesses enjoy the benefits of the internal market and through a range of tools ensure they are aware and can exercise rights and take advantage of opportunities in full. Through the Internal Market strand, the SMP will implement and enforce rules and develop them further in areas including company and contract law, anti-money laundering and the free movement of capital. The SMP will ensure financial services meet the needs of consumers, civil society and end-users and enhance tools and expertise of the Commission to enforce effectively competition rules in the digital economy.
  • Effective standards: The SMP will provide financial support to organisations that develop European wide standards to ensure that products and services meet an agreed level of quality and safety.
  • Competitiveness (particularly of SMEs): The SMP through the specific priority will provide various forms of support to businesses in particular SMEs in order to foster a favourable business environment and entrepreneurial culture, facilitate access to markets, reduce administrative burden, support uptake of innovation and address global and societal challenges.
  • Protect consumers: The SMP helps make sure products on the market are safe and consumers know the rules, and helps national authorities to work efficiently together and communicate swiftly.
  • Food Safety: The SMP will prevent, control and eradicate animal diseases and plant pests, support sustainable food production and consumption, and the improvement of animal welfare, and improve the effectiveness, efficiency and reliability of official controls.
  • European statistics: The SMP will provide funding to national statistics institutes for the production and dissemination of high-quality statistics to monitor the economic, social, environmental and territorial situation, thereby providing for evidence-based decision making in the EU and measuring the impact of EU initiatives.

Total Budget

€ 4.2 billion

Thematic Categories

  • Agriculture - Farming - Forestry
  • Fisheries/ Aquaculture and Maritime Policy
  • Industry
  • Rural development
  • Small-Medium Enterprises and Competitiveness

Eligibility for Participation

  • Central Government
  • Chambers
  • Consumer Organisations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Farmers Unions
  • Farmers, Agriculturalists
  • Fishermen, Aquaculturists, Owners of Vessels
  • Large Enterprises
  • National Contact Points - NCPs
  • NGOs
  • Non Profit Organisations
  • Producer Associations
  • Researchers/Research Centers/Institutions
  • Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs)
  • State-owned Enterprises
  • Training Centres

Call Opening Date

01/01/2021

Call Closing Date

31/12/2027

National Contact Point(s)

Ministry of Energy, Trade and Industry
Industry and Technology Service
1421, Nicosia, Cyprus
Email: sit@meci.gov.cy

Contact Person:
Spyros Triantaphyllidis
Telephone: 22867333
Email: striantafyllides@meci.gov.cy

Programme/Sub-programme/Plan Calls
  • Affordable Housing Cross-sectoral Partnership

    Opened

    Code: 32576 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2023-HOUS-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 07/02/2024 | End submission calls: 09/04/2024

    This action will contribute in particular to the green and digital transition of the construction and proximity and social economy industrial ecosystems. It will provide SMEs and relevant stakeholders from these ecosystems with opportunities to participate in lighthouse renovation projects for existing building stock.

  • Transitioning to a more sustainable and resilient ecosystem – empowering tourism SMEs

    Closed

    Code: 32015 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2023-TOURSME-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 12/12/2023 | End submission calls: 21/02/2024

    The general objective of this call for proposals is to enhance the competitiveness of tourism ecosystem, in particular the SMEs in the tourism ecosystem. It aims at equipping and empowering SMEs to become more resilient by building capacity of SMEs to successfully carry out the twin transition towards more sustainable, digital and competitive practices as prioritised in the Tourism Transition Pathway.

  • Training of national judges in EU competition law and judicial cooperation between national competition law judges

    Opened

    Code: 31705 | Identifier Code: SMP-COMP-2023-JUDG | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 28/11/2023 | End submission calls: 06/03/2024

    The objective of this call for proposals is to co-finance projects aiming to train national judges in the context of enforcing European competition rules. This includes public and private enforcement of both the Antitrust rules and the State aid rules, thereby increasing the knowledge and know-how of national judges. The final aim is to ensure a coherent and consistent application of EU competition law by national courts.

  • Social Economy Missions for Community Resilience

    Closed

    Code: 31180 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2023-RESILIENCE-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 05/10/2023 | End submission calls: 07/12/2023

    The objective of this call is to boost the development of social economy SMEs active in rural areas.

  • Proximity and social economy industrial ecosystem: boosting the digital transition of social economy enterprises and SMEs

    Closed

    Code: 30861 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2023-SEED-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 14/09/2023 | End submission calls: 21/11/2023

    The call will support transnational partnerships to boost the digital capacity of actors in the proximity and social economy industrial ecosystem. The aim will be to enable social economy entities to turn digital challenges into opportunities, ensuring a digital transition that is fair and inclusive.

  • European AgriFood Sustainability Cluster Partnerships

    Closed

    Code: 30090 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2023-AGRICLUSTER | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 18/07/2023 | End submission calls: 28/09/2023

    The objective is to support both preparatory and implementation actions for the establishment and development of new ‘European Agrifood Sustainability Cluster Partnerships’ supporting the implementation of the EU Code of Conduct on Responsible Food Business and Marketing Practices by SMEs and the uptake of resource-efficiency technologies to limit food inflation.

  • Food Waste for Stakeholders 2023

    Closed

    Code: 29620 | Identifier Code: SMP-FOOD-2023-FW-STAKEHOLDERS-AG | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 13/06/2023 | End submission calls: 21/09/2023

    This call for proposals aims to support stakeholders in taking actions to address consumer food waste (both in- and out-of-home), covering types of actions such as behavioural change interventions, education and training, the elaboration and implementation of food waste prevention guidelines, food waste monitoring programs, awareness raising campaigns and communication materials, and development of new business models.

  • Call for proposals for action grants to provide financial contributions to organisations representing consumer interests in Members States or offering assistance to consumers in Member States in the form of Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Closed

    Code: 28303 | Identifier Code: SMP-CONS-2023-ADR | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/03/2023 | End submission calls: 18/07/2023

    The aim of this Call for proposals is to facilitate the consumers’ access to effective and efficient alternative dispute resolution entities compliant with Directive 2013/11/EU; including awareness-raising, protection to vulnerable consumers, networking of national alternative dispute resolution entities at national and EU-wide levels, cooperation with national enforcement bodies, the use of transparent digital tools, and good governance. A strong EU ADR framework would entice consumers to opt for ADR notably to resolve low-value disputes which would in return help in detecting rogue traders on the single market and create a more level-playing field for traders that comply with the EU consumer protection legislation.

  • Enterprise Europe Network Energy Efficiency Action

    Closed

    Code: 28295 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2023-EENEE-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/03/2023 | End submission calls: 31/05/2023

    This action will increase the long-term sustainability of European SMEs, by reducing their environmental impact and increasing their resilience to current or future energy market crises.
    It will also lead to new commercial opportunities for SMEs offering technological or non-technological solutions to energy-efficiency related issues, inter alia by giving these SMEs the possibility to test, commercialise and deploy such innovative solutions, and connect with other SMEs needing their solutions.

  • Support to Ukrainian companies to integrate into the Single Market

    Closed

    Code: 27857 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2023-SMEUA-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 28/02/2023 | End submission calls: 27/04/2023

    This action will facilitate the integration into the single market of Ukrainian SMEs – businesses based in Ukraine, and displaced Ukrainian-registered companies currently operating from the EU. This in turn will support the recovery and development of the Ukrainian economy. It will also bring new opportunities for EU businesses to access markets in Ukraine or find alternative suppliers in Ukraine.

  • Support to Ukrainian entrepreneurs- Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

    Closed

    Code: 27646 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2023-EYEUA-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 28/02/2023 | End submission calls: 11/05/2023

    The purpose of this call for proposals is to select Intermediary Organisations (IOs) to implement the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme at local level. They will, in particular, be responsible for recruiting Ukrainian new entrepreneurs (NE) and host entrepreneurs (HE) outside of Ukraine and assist them to benefit from the programme. This call for proposals will therefore support actions of organisations enhancing and facilitating the exchanges of Ukrainian new entrepreneurs with host entrepreneurs outside of Ukraine.

  • Greening SMEs in the proximity and social economy ecosystem through transnational co-operation

    Closed

    Code: 25217 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2022-SEE-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 09/11/2022 | End submission calls: 14/02/2023

    The action will support transnational partnerships to boost the capacity of social economy SMEs and entrepreneurs in the proximity and social economy ecosystem to green their operations to innovate their products, services and processes and therefore enable them to scale up their contribution to the green transition in the EU.

  • Boosting awareness raising for mainstream enterprises to work with social enterprises ( towards a ‘buy social’ business to business market)

    Closed

    Code: 24575 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2022-BUYSOCIALB2BMARKET-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 29/09/2022 | End submission calls: 07/12/2022

    The action will support the creation of local and regional partnerships aiming at reinforcing policy initiatives to improve collaboration in EU 27 (and other countries eligible to participate in the programme) between social economy entities and mainstream businesses in their supply chain strategies.

  • Trusted Smart Surveys 2022

    Closed

    Code: 23744 | Identifier Code: SMP-ESS-2022-TrustedSmartSurveys-H7-6257 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 19/07/2022 | End submission calls: 17/11/2022

    This call for proposals aims at providing financial support to countries in the European Economic Area to carry out applied research work to advance the modernisation of official statistics, in particular accelerating and facilitating the implementation of Trusted Smart Surveys, i.e. the deployment of innovative data collection methods in combination with other relevant source information to produce improved and augmented official statistics. 

  • SMP-FOOD-2022-F2F-FWStakeholders

    Closed

    Code: 23575 | Identifier Code: SMP-FOOD-2022-F2F-FWStakeholders | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 23/06/2022 | End submission calls: 20/09/2022

    This call for proposals aims to support stakeholders to improve measurement of food waste and help implement food waste prevention in their operations and organisations.

  • Training of national judges in EU competition law and judicial cooperation between national competition law judges

    Closed

    Code: 22597 | Identifier Code: SMP-COMP-JUDG-2022 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 17/05/2022 | End submission calls: 26/07/2022

    The objective of this call for proposals is to co-finance projects aiming to train national judges in the context of enforcing European competition rules. This includes public and private enforcement of both the Antitrust rules and the State aid rules, thereby increasing the knowledge and know-how of national judges. The final aim is to ensure a coherent and consistent application of EU competition law by national courts.

    These objectives can best be achieved through projects which specifically focus on the role of national judges in the application of EU competition law, their particular needs and work environments and pre-existing training and knowledge.

  • Call for proposals for action grants and action grants of exceptional utility for co-operation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection law

    Closed

    Code: 21265 | Identifier Code: SMP-CONS-2022-CPC | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 13/04/2022 | End submission calls: 05/07/2022

    Calls for proposals for action grants and action grants of exceptional utility in 2022 for co-operation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection law will aim at supporting the activities of national authorities and other relevant bodies notified under the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/2394) to tackle breaches of the laws listed in the Annex of this Regulation.

  • Call for proposals for action grants to provide financial contributions to Alternative Dispute Resolution bodies designated by the EU Member States pursuant to the ADR directive 2013/11/EU

    Closed

    Code: 21263 | Identifier Code: SMP-CONS-2022-ADR | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 13/04/2022 | End submission calls: 05/07/2022

    The aim of this Call for proposals is to facilitate the consumers’ access to effective and efficient alternative dispute resolution entities compliant with Directive 2013/11/EU; including awareness-raising, protection to vulnerable consumers, networking of national alternative dispute resolution entities at national and EU-wide levels, cooperation with national enforcement bodies, the use of transparent digital tools, and good governance. A strong EU ADR framework would entice consumers to opt for ADR notably to resolve low-value disputes which would in return help in detecting rogue traders on the single market and create a more level-playing field for traders that comply with the EU consumer protection legislation. This echoes the Consumer Agenda which aims at supporting the digital transition and strengthening the enforcement of consumer rights.

  • Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs

    Closed

    Code: 20167 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-EYE-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 16/03/2022 | End submission calls: 08/06/2022

    The general objective of the Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs programme is to enhance entrepreneurship, develop the international outlook and competitiveness of European SMEs and foster potential start-up entrepreneurs and newly-established micro and small enterprises in the Participating Countries.

     

  • SME friendly training for Central Purchasing Bodies (CPBs)

    Closed

    Code: 19510 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-TSMFRIEND-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 23/02/2022 | End submission calls: 18/05/2022

    The objective of this initiative is to improve the administrative capacity of the staff with key procurement functions in the Member States.

  • Public procurement of Innovation development

    Closed

    Code: 18285 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-PPI-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 27/01/2022 | End submission calls: 03/05/2022

    The present call for proposals aims at:

    • Pulling up the internal market through innovations stimulating so the transition toward a more competitive, digital, greener and social economy.
    • Strengthening the competitiveness and sustainability of the Union’s enterprises, particularly SMEs.

  • EU SME Centre in China – phase IV (re-launch)

    Closed

    Code: 18073 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-SMECC2-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 26/01/2022 | End submission calls: 15/03/2022

    The action will improve the access of European SMEs to the Chinese market by providing them with a first line and comprehensive range of hands-on support services (publications, practical training, ask-the-expert service, webinars…) getting them ready to do business in China.

  • Sustainability Partnerships for SMEs adopting more sustainable practices

    Closed

    Code: 16739 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-SPP-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/12/2021 | End submission calls: 15/03/2022

    The general objective of this call for proposals is to harness the expertise of NGOs/CSOs to assist SMEs in their transition to more sustainable business models. This will be achieved by funding practical projects able to impact the environmental and/or social performance of the SMEs. This call builds on the mission of the Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) and gives to interested EEN members an additional tool to assist SMEs in their transition to more sustainable business models. Therefore, the projects will be implemented by consortia coordinated by an active EEN member and composed of interested SMEs, interested NGOs/CSOs and other relevant partners. 

  • Intellectual Property Licensing Intermediares

    Closed

    Code: 16735 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-IPLI-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/12/2021 | End submission calls: 22/02/2022

    The objective of this call for proposals is to promote the uptake of IP licensing intermediary services, especially those using modern digital tools (e.g. artificial intelligence). Those services should facilitate the licensing out of technologies or business cases owned by European start-ups and SMEs. The ultimate goal of the proposed services must be helping EU start-ups and SMEs to enter new foreign markets or to grow or to innovate faster.

  • COVID-19 Recovery Through Sustainable Tourism Growth and SME Support

    Closed

    Code: 16541 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-TOURSME-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 09/12/2021 | End submission calls: 16/02/2022

    This action is to guide the recovery of the tourism ecosystem by providing support, including with the intermediary of consortia of organisations of the relevant tourism industry stakeholders, to the digital and green transformation of tourism companies, particularly SMEs, and boosting innovation, resilience, sustainability and quality along the tourism value chain.

  • Euroclusters for Europe's recovery

    Closed

    Code: 14728 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-CLUSTER-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 30/09/2021 | End submission calls: 30/11/2021

    The Euroclusters will contribute to the implementation of the European Commission’s New Industrial Strategy for Europe as well as its updated Strategy that was published in May 2021 and the SME Strategy for a Sustainable and Digital Europe adopted in March 2020 by building resilience and accelerating transition to a green and digital economy.

     

  • Social Economy Missions for community resilience

    Closed

    Code: 13495 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-RESILIENCE-SEM | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 28/09/2021 | End submission calls: 24/11/2021

    The general objective of this topic is to co-fund projects, which will build resilience and increase the capacity of regional or local public administrations, social economy SMEs and civil society to overcome difficulties and crises. The call will support building local resilience through:
    a) transnational and inter-regional peer-learning and collaboration in the field of social economy; b) developing social economy local action plans with the cooperation of social economy stakeholders;
    c) formulating recommendations to be potentially replicable in other parts of Europe.

  • Local Green Deals

    Closed

    Code: 13493 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-RESILIENCE-LGD | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 28/09/2021 | End submission calls: 24/11/2021

    The general objective of this topic is to provide support to SMEs, regional and local economic operators to lead the twin green and digital transition and implement actions aiming to direct the local economy towards a sustainable and inclusive pathway, create new jobs, mitigate the socio-economic impact of the COVID-19 crisis and accelerate a new, green and fairer recovery. To achieve this, this call will support projects that boost transnational and cross border cooperation among local administrations and local businesses to co-create, co-design and deliver Local Green Deals (LGDs).

  • 2.9. EU SME Centre in China – phase IV

    Closed

    Code: 13162 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-SMECC-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 16/09/2021 | End submission calls: 24/11/2021

    The overall objective of the EU SME Centre is to provide a first line of advice to target SMEs willing to go on the Chinese market, to increase and diversify their knowledge acquisition, exports, imports and investments.

  • SMP-CONS-2021-CPC

    Closed

    Code: 13159 | Identifier Code: SMP-CONS-2021-CPC | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 19/10/2021

    Calls for proposals for action grants and action grants of exceptional utility in 2021 and 2022 for co-operation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection law will aim at supporting the activities of national authorities and other relevant bodies notified under the Consumer Protection
    Cooperation (CPC) Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/2394) to tackle breaches of the laws listed in the Annex of this Regulation.

  • SMP-CONS-2021-ADR

    Closed

    Code: 13150 | Identifier Code: SMP-CONS-2021-ADR | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 26/10/2021

    Calls for proposals for action grants in 2021 and 2022 will aim at providing financial contributions to organisations representing consumer interests in Members States or offering assistance to consumers in Member States, including in the form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

  • Affordable Housing Initiative

    Closed

    Code: 10970 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-HOUS-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 15/07/2021 | End submission calls: 20/10/2021

    The present call seeks to provide support, capacity building and networking for local industrial partnerships, with the ambition to pilot 100 lighthouse renovation districts under the Affordable Housing Initiative. In order to achieve this, the call will set up one European Affordable Housing Consortium (hereafter ”the consortium”) which will facilitate the collaboration, networking, knowledge transfer and exchanges of best practices.

     

  • Grants for actions for promoting stable debt advice services

    Closed

    Code: 4048 | Identifier Code: SMP-CONS-2021-DA | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 01/09/2021

    The aim of this call for proposals is to facilitate the consumers’ access to debt-advice services in a stable base in a number of Member States where the availability and the quality of debt-advice services is currently insufficient, inadequate or completely lacking.

  • Call for proposals for action grants to provide financial contributions to organisations representing consumer interests in Members States or offering assistance to consumers in Member States in the form of Alternative Dispute Resolution

    Closed

    Code: 4032 | Identifier Code: SMP-CONS-2021-ADR | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 02/09/2021

    Calls for proposals for action grants in 2021 and 2022 will aim at providing financial contributions to organisations representing consumer interests in Members States or offering assistance to consumers in Member States, including in the form of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR). The applicants shall be supporting the enforcement of EU consumer law or facilitating the access of consumers to alternative dispute resolution (ADR) schemes compliant with Directive 2013/11/EU.

  • Call for proposals for action grants and action grants of exceptional utility for co-operation between national authorities responsible for the enforcement of consumer protection law

    Closed

    Code: 4029 | Identifier Code: SMP-CONS-2021-CPC | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 22/06/2021 | End submission calls: 09/09/2021

    This Call aims at supporting the activities of national authorities and other relevant bodies notified under the Consumer Protection Cooperation (CPC) Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2017/2394) to tackle breaches of the law.

  • Enterprise Europe Network

    Closed

    Code: 3858 | Identifier Code: SMP-COSME-2021-EEN-01 | Programme name: Single Market Programme (SMP) (2021-2027) | Start submission calls: 11/05/2021 | End submission calls: 11/08/2021

    This call is under the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs part of the Single Market Programme. The scope of the call is to set up and ensure the upgraded functioning of Enterprise Europe Network.  The purpose of the Network is to help European SMEs innovate, grow and scale in the Single Market and beyond. In other words, the Network should provide continued support to increase SMEs’ sustainable growth, digitalisation and resilience in the areas of:

    • Participation in the Single Market
    • Internationalisation
    • Innovation

    Specifically, the Network should aim to achieve high impact for its client businesses, for the regions in which it operates and for Europe, to create connections to lead markets, lead customers, finance and innovation partners and to be acknowledged as the global business support network of excellence.