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    New name, role for Agency

    Published on 14 January 2014
    Author: Emile Dupont, Innovation & Technology Consultant

    On 1 January 2014 the EACI became the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME)

    The European Commission has adopted the establishment act changing the EACI to the Executive Agency for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (EASME). This reflects the Agency's enlarged mandate and new role as a dedicated institution aiming to improve the competitiveness of enterprises.

    It will now manage most parts of the Programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and SMEs (COSME), including the Enterprise Europe Network, along with Horizon 2020's SME instrument. The new name definitely reflects the important role SMEs do play in the new Agency and at EU level in general.

      
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