The voice of SMEs in Europe


UEAPME is the employers’ organisation representing the interests of European crafts, trades and SMEs at EU level. UEAPME is a recognised European Social Partner. It is a non-profit seeking and non-partisan organisation.

As the European SME umbrella organisation, UEAPME incorporates 67 member organisations from 34 countries consisting of national cross-sectorial SME federations, European branch federations and other associate members, which support the SME family.

UEAPME represents about 12 million enterprises, which employ around 55 million people across Europe.


Latest newsflash: 23/06/17

In this issue:

  • SMEs at the core of the Single Market Forum
  • SG Willems discussed future of Europe at UNIZO General Assembly
  • GDPR: UEAPME talks awareness campaign with DG Justice
  • Insolvency Proposal is balanced, but fine tuning is needed
  • UEAPME puts forward amendments on energy efficiency
  • SG Willems participated in the ZDH WG on EU Affairs
  • And more...
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