UEAPME has three types of associate members.
Associate members from non-EU countries: this group is composed of national associations of craft industries and of SME businesses from European countries that are not members of the European Union.
European sectoral organisations: this category is composed of European and International organisations representing SMEs in a specific trade sector.
Other associate members: this category is made of all types of institutions and organisations, which are involved in craft and/or SME activities and support the SME family.
Associate members attend and speak at UEAPME meetings, but have no voting rights.