The European Commission

WORTH Partnership project is funded by COSME programme of the European Union.COSME is the EU programme for the Competitiveness of Enterprises and Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). It runs from 2014 to 2020 with a planned budget of €2.3bn.

COSME will support better access to finance for SMEs, access to markets for SMEs, entrepreneurship and the improvement of conditions for business creation and growth. Under the COSME programme (2014-2020), a multiannual operation is foreseen to promote the competitiveness of fashion & high-end industries and cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in general.

The textile, clothing, footwear, leather products and other fashion and high-end products and accessories, included under design based consumer goods such as jewellery, furniture and home decoration are at the crossroads between arts and crafts, business and technology.

This is the purpose of WORTH Partnership Project to put together designers and art & craft SMEs and start-ups with peers tech firms and manufactures to support them with funding, coaching and advice, networking and collaboration.