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: 13/07/18

In this issue:

  • SMEs voice strong concerns on EP vote on work-life balance
  • F-Gas Regulation increases prices and restricts availability
  • Future of VET should better cope with labour market changes
  • AI, automation and the impact on work and SMEs
  • New Deal for Consumers: a missed chance for SMEs
  • Late Payments are still an issue for SMEs
  • SME Envoys discuss SME definition and current files
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