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Below is a list of past projects in which UEAPME was involved.

Responsible Entrepreneurship in SMEs

The project, granted by the European Commission’s DG Enterprise, will develop tools and activities in order to support intermediary business organisations to help improve the competitiveness of their member SMEs through actions of responsible entrepreneurship. In particular there will be a (...)

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TOSCA project

TOSCA (Total Operation Management for Safety Critical Activities) is concerned with the integration of industrial operations into a total performance management system so that concerns about safety, quality and productivity are addressed in an integrated way during life-cycle of a project or a (...)

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CloudingSMEs

The CloudingSMEs support action is a joint effort of SME Associations, SMEs and clouding computing experts, which will act as a catalyst for the accelerated and successful adoption of cloud computing by European SMEs. The project will undertake a comprehensive approach to cloud computing by (...)

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BEST project

A business that has an EMS (Environmental Management System) in place demonstrates a commitment to improving its environmental performances. However, implementing such systems can often be very difficult for small businesses, particularly micro-businesses, thus there is a need for better (...)

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COLLECTIVE project

A number of UEAPME members were involved in the "COLLECTIVE Project – Emerging communities for collective innovation: ICT Operational tool and supporting methodologies for SME Associations". The main aim of the project was to solve the major constraints of SMEs innovation by feeding the (...)

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PROMISLingua project

The overall aim of the PROMISLingua Pilot project is the translation, localisation and implementation of the existing PROMIS® online service (at the moment available in English, German and Italian) in additional six languages and markets (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Greek, Romanian, Hungarian). (...)

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PEGASE project

The PEGASE project aims to strengthen the capacity of 11 Crafts and SME organisations members of UEAPME in 7 “new” Member States and in 2 candidate countries by supporting their active participation in the European Social Dialogue. The main achievement should be a) a clearer understanding of (...)

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"RACE networkRFID" project

Race networkRFID is designed to become a federating platform to the benefit of all European Stakeholders in the development, adoption and usage of RFID. The network considers its mission is to creates opportunities and increases the competitiveness of European Member States in the area of RFID (...)

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"EuroApprenticeship" project

"EuroApprenticeship" aims to increase the mobility of apprentices in Europe. It will create a “network of mobility networks” to link expertise and resources, spread coverage and develop services, in particular through a web-based platform. The goal of the project is to make placement abroad a (...)

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STARTENT- Fostering Business-University Partnerships for Entrepreneurship Education in Europe

The STARTENT project aims to contribute to develop the entrepreneurial culture of young people, and to improve entrepreneurship education in Europe. The success key of the project is the collaboration between representatives from the academia and from the business sector, which will share and (...)

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“RFID-ROI-SME” project

The main goal of RFID-ROI-SME is to boost the adoption of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology by wide SME communities, while at the same time creating business opportunities for innovative RFID solution providers within the EU. The aim is to demonstrate tangible benefits of RFID (...)

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SME Master Plus project

The project SME (Skilled-Mobile-European) MASTER Plus aims at implementing the European Credit system for Vocational Education and Training (ECVET) in the formal training programmes of a Master Craftsperson in order to foster transparency and mobility in vocational education and training. The (...)

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European Forum "Local Governance and Sectorial Social Dialogue" (LOGOSSD)

The European Forum "Local Governance and Sectorial Social Dialogue" (LOGOSSD) proposed an innovative approach to promote and develop Sectorial Social Dialogue amongst local actors and their counterparts at the European level.

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Project FLABEL (Food Labelling to Advance Better Education for Life) on nutritional labelling

This project is coordinated by EUFIC (European Council on Food Information). The aim of the project is to determine how food labels can help in understanding the role played by different foodstuffs in determining our health and well-being, as well as to give advice on a balanced diet. The (...)

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Euronaver

Euronaver is is a unique, multifunctional database which offers you the possibility to promote your transnational projects. It facilitates in particular the contact and exchange of experience and tools among mobility promoters and experts across Europe. Euronaver is also a European network that (...)

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PHARE Business Support Programme III of the European Union - UEAPME SME FIT II

The objective of the Business Support Programme III – SME FIT II of UEAPME is to disseminate the acquis communautaire to the four beneficial countries Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Turkey. The Programme is financed by the DG Enlargement of the European Commission. UEAPME and its 30 partners (...)

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ASPIRE - Advanced Sensors and lightweight Programmable middleware for Innovative Rfid Enterprise applications

As of January 2008 UEAPME is a partner in ASPIRE, an EU founded research project that aims at making RFID (Radio Frequency Identification Devices) a less expensive and more accessible technology for SMEs. The project will develop new software solutions for RFID that will be distributed to SMEs (...)

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Business Opportunities and Services for Small-micro companies (BOSS) project

A joint project by Eurosportello Veneto (Euro Info Centre IT378) and UEAPME (the European Association of Crafts and Medium-Sized Enterprises), the BOSS project was designed to assist areas bordering candidate countries in the new economic and social situation created by EU enlargement and brought together SME owners from different EU regions and candidate countries in three business partnership events (Padova, Thessaloniki, Udine).

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Business Support Programme II - SME-FIT project

This project intended to help Small Enterprises and SMEs organisations in the CEECs countries to familiarise with the community acquis that will regulate their markets once these countries join the EU. The project was funded by the EC’s PHARE programme.

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Business Associations Project

UEAPME engaged an international research team to study the representativity and the activities of European and national employer and business associations. The project aimed to identify:

  • Why are Craft, Trade and SME associations across Europe different?
  • What makes Craft, Trade and SME associations strong and influential? and
  • How do public regulations influence Craft, Trade and SME associations?
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ECO-Label project for tourist accomodation

In the framework of its service contract 2003-2004, UEAPME organised a half-day awareness-raising seminar on the EU Eco-Label criteria on Tourist Accommodation for entrepreneurs operating in the tourism sector.

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MoveArt- Promoting trans-national mobility in the art professions

Created and put in place in the framework of the European LEONARDO Da VINCI II programme, this project aimed to contribute to the mobility of art professionals in the art professions in Europe.

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Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs

A year-long campaign, aimed at raising SMEs’ awareness on CSR, culminated with a conference in Brussels on 14 June 2005.

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The future of SME finance - Basel II for SMEs

An EC- funded project designed to inform Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) in the Multi-Annual Programme (MAP) countries about Basel II through a series of conferences starting in October 2004.

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ENTER - Enlargement and Entreprises

A project of UEAPME and the Avignon Academy, co-financed by the European Commission Prince Programme. This project aimed to raise the awareness amongst SMEs in the 15 EU Member States on the impact of EU enlargement, which took place in May 2004.

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EUFRATE

EUFRATE, a project jointly carried out by UEAPME & the Academy Avignon, aimed to promote the debate amongst SME and Craft organisations of all EU and candidate countries on the future of Europe and the European Convention.

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FUTURISME II

Adaptability and Employability in a modern and dynamic economy
This project aimed to achieve three goals: Raising awareness on new developments in the Social Dialogue, deepening the relations between the European, national, sectoral and regional levels of Social Dialogue for SMEs and widening the scope of Social Dialogue for SMEs by involving SME organisations which were not officially recognised Social Partners.

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Business Support Programme I

This project aimed to help Small Enterprises and SMEs organisations in the CEECs countries to familiarise with the community acquis that will regulate their markets once these countries join the EU.

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€urobest

The aim of the €urobest project was to bring forward communication practices and techniques employed by a variety of national organisations and bodies throughout Europe to inform their SMEs about the introduction and implementation of the euro.

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Social acquis in the CEECs

This common project between the European Trade Union Confederation and the European SME employers’ association aimed to support efforts by employers and trade unions to implement the EU social acquis in SMEs in the 10 central and eastern European countries, especially in the area of working conditions and training/skills development.

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FUTURISME I

The future of Social Dialogue in SMEs This project jointly carried out by UEAPME and the Academy Avignon aimed to anticipate and prepare European SMEs for new challenges arising from working relations in SMEs and craft-trades in a changing environment.

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MEDAPME

The goal of this project was to reinforce the professional organisations of craft, trades and SMEs from the Mediterranean countries in order to allow them to be independent and effective representatives of their members.

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Preventisme

A one-year European project focusing on the collection of good practices for the prevention of accidents in SMEs, co-funded through the SME Funding Scheme, managed by the European Agency for Health and Safety at Bilbao. The main aim of the project was to identify and disseminate effective good practices for the prevention of accidents and the risk of accidents in SMEs and specifically in small and micro enterprises from across the European Union.

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