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: 21/09/18

In this issue:

  • SMEs still have concerns regarding GDPR
  • Digitalisation: SME specificities need to be taken into account
  • REACH needs to be improved in the interest of SMEs
  • Horizon Europe: UEAPME seeks to strengthen SME position
  • Next Erasmus should enable better VET mobility
  • Sustainable growth needs investments in resource efficiency
  • UEAPME against change of doorstep selling rules
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