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: 06/10/17

In this issue:

  • SMEs welcome EU Framework for Quality & Effective Apprenticeships
  • ECOFIS Committee discusses the deepening of EMU
  • Circular economy: UEAPME asks for focus on financing SMEs
  • Sustainable finance is an increasing problem for SMEs
  • SMEs in the future Rural Development Policy post 2020
  • Future of Europe discussed with Polish member ZRP
  • And more...
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