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: 02/12/16

In this issue:

  • SMEs welcome Clean Energy Package but need more support
  • EMU: improvement without Political Union is possible
  • Digital Skills: a new challenge for SMEs
  • How to make SMEs a driver for job creation in the EU
  • SMEs need more support for a healthier working environment
  • Circular economy: UEAPME joins CEPS Tasks Force
  • And more...
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