The goal of UEAPME is to cover all European policy areas that have an “SME angle”. It does so by actively monitoring the EU legislative developments that have a direct or indirect impact on European crafts and SMEs. Our Secretariat analyses the legislative proposals and programmes made by the EU institutions in the different areas it covers and elaborates concrete policy proposals with the help of experts from our member organisations.
UEAPME also plays a proactive role in the EU policy arena, by steering the work of the European institutions towards a better recognition of the crucial role small enterprises play in our society and making concrete proposals to improve their business environment.
General SME policy position papers
January 2010: UEAPME comments on the future “EU 2020 Strategy”
December 2008: UEAPME priorities for the Czech Presidency
October 2006: European Innovation Policy: Take SMEs on Board too
April 2004: UEAPME Memorandum for the Election to the European Parliament (EN) also available in DE, FR, IT