PURE COSMOS – Public authorities Role Enhancing Competitiveness of SMEs – is one of the 64 successful applications in the first call for proposals of Interreg Europe Programme. The interregional cooperation project focuses on the role public authorities can play in enhancing the competitiveness of SMEs by making the business climate more transparent and reliable, supporting the needs of SMEs and promoting administrative modernisation of public services.
PURE COSMOS aims to support the growth and development of SMEs by improving of the effectiveness of public-sector support and decreasing the administrative burden through selected policy instruments.
Regional policies will be improved through the involvement of stakeholders and regional experts to share common solutions, identify innovative new projects and enhance governance. This will be done by analysing partners’ plans through Peer Reviews and identifying good practices that will improve these plans, exploring them further through studying them through study visits and importing them via special workshops and regional action plans.
It is expected that the project will advance services for SMEs, such as e-payment tools, one stop shop, “digital by default” models, and digital-skill support. Governance will be also improved through IT administrative solutions, regional legislation review, simplifying and launching of new business calls.