Court of Auditors 2020 Special Report no. 2: The SME Instrument in action: an effective and innovative programme facing challenges

1. The European Court of Auditors (ECA) have conducted a special report on the SME Instrument (SMEi), in which they assessed the design, management and outputs of the instrument, and made recommendations for the SMEi’s successor, the European Innovation Council (EIC), which will replace SMEi under the next framework programme, Horizon Europe (2021-2027).

2. The ECA special report includes an audit of grants awarded in the period January 2014 to May 2019.

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  1. COA REPORT - 2 MB - pdf
  2. EM on COA Reprt - 295 KB - pdf

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