GLOSSARY

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  • EU procurement / tenders
  • EU programme awareness
  • EU Single Market
EASME (Executive Agency for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises)

The EU executive agency tasked with the management of EU funding programmes in support of research, innovation and competitiveness, including SMEs (see EASME website). Source: European Commission, H2020 Participant Portal http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/reference_terms.html

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  • EU procurement / tenders
  • EU programme awareness
  • EU Single Market
Enterprise Europe Network

EU information and consultancy network, providing innovation and business support to small business across Europe. Consists of close to 600 business support organisations, such as chambers of commerce and industry, technology centers, research institutes and development agencies. (see Enterprise Europe Network website). Source: European Commission, H2020 Participant Portal http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/reference_terms.html

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  • EU procurement / tenders
  • EU programme awareness
  • EU Single Market
Equity investment

It is a form of direct investment in a company: it provides capital to a firm, invested directly or indirectly in return for total or partial ownership of that firm. The equity investor may assume some management control of the firm and may share the firm's profits. Source: European Commission, H2020 Participant Portal http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/reference_terms.html

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  • EU procurement / tenders
  • EU programme awareness
  • EU Single Market
Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs (EYE)

It is a type of action under the COSME programme that funds the international exchange of SME entrepreneurs (i.e. future, new and experienced owners of small and medium-sized businesses) (see Erasmus for Young Entrepreneurs webpage) Source: European Commission, H2020 Participant Portal http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/portal/desktop/en/support/reference_terms.html

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  • EU Single Market
EU Commission

The European Commission is the EU's politically independent executive arm. The European Commission is the only branch of the European Union that can formally propose legislation and it implements the decisions of the European Parliament and the Council of the EU.

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  • EU Single Market
EU Single Market

The Single Market refers to the EU as one territory without any internal borders or other regulatory obstacles to the free movement of goods, services, capital and persons is assured, and in which citizens are free to live, work, study and do business.

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  • EU programme awareness
  • EU Single Market
Europe 2020 strategy

The Europe 2020 strategy is the EU's agenda for growth and jobs and It aims at achieving “smart, sustainable and inclusive” growth.

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  • EU programme awareness
  • EU Single Market
  • EU wide tools and resources
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)

The ERDF aims to strengthen economic and social cohesion in the European Union by correcting imbalances between its regions. Source: European Commission http://ec.europa.eu/regional_policy/index.cfm/en/funding/erdf/

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