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: 19/10/18

In this issue:

  • European leaders must avoid putting growth at risk
  • Working conditions: even more burdens for employers
  • SMEs need a ‘multilevel and multi-actors’ cohesion policy
  • MED: developments, outlooks and digital economy
  • SME innovation: lessons from Horizon 2020
  • “Small is Beautiful” to make Europe more competitive
  • And more...
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