Call for Proposals Launched for “Competitive Enterprises, Clusters and Business Support Organisations”

Competitive Enterprises, Clusters and Business Support Organisations


The European Commission is seeking proposals to speed up economic growth of the Turkish Cypriot community with a view to create more and better jobs through support to individual companies, groups of companies (e.g. clusters) and Business Support Organizations (BSOs) as multipliers. Specifically, the European Commission aims to increase the capability of SMEs to access the European Union (EU) market, as well as their ability to face competition by supporting the implementation of EU standards and innovation, through the provision of financial assistance from the European Union’s Aid Programme to encourage the economic development of the Turkish Cypriot community (TCc) (Regulation (EC) 389/2006).

The deadline for submission of full application form is 29 October 2018, 09:00 (Brussels time).

The full Guidelines for Applicants are available under reference 156332 on the following link:



Please find below the QUESTIONS & ANSWERS published for Concept Note &  Full Application Form phases:

Concept Note:

Questions and Answers SME IV_2nd set

Questions and Answers SME4 CN_15.5.18_v2

Full Application Form:

QA – FAF 17.10.2018

Please contact us for support on PADOR & PROSPECT (22 83 265).

Please find the links below that might be helpful on PADOR & PROSPECT :

PADOR manuel:

PADOR videos & instructions:

PROSPECT manuel:




Please find below the documents shared during Project Development Workshops:

Sorun Agaci-Örnek

Hedef Analizi-Örnek

Unofficial TR Translation – Guidelines

SME IV Info Sessiın Presentation

SME IV Pador Prospect


Please find documents (e.g. “Booklet on developing and managing EU funded grant projects” ) that might be useful for you during drafting your proposals here:

PS Documents