Choosing the right structure for doing business in Europe

European Union financial support

There are a number of different funding methods and grants available for small and medium-sized enterprises in the European Union (EU).

Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (COSME) - this EU programme runs from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn.

Joint European Resources for Micro and Medium Enterprises (JEREMIE) initiative - a joint initiative between the European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF). It aims to improve access to finance for SMEs.

Horizon 2020 - Horizon 2020 is a new, €79 billion European funding programme which will support research and innovation and drive the creation of new growth and jobs in Europe. It will run from 2014 to 2020.

There are a wide range of EU grants available depending on your business type. Find information on finance options.

The EU may also provide other loans under certain circumstances. You can find information on EU loans through Access to Finance.