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: 22/06/18

In this issue:

  • SME policy is the order of the day at UEAPME General Assembly
  • The harm caused by Brexit must be minimised for SMEs
  • UEAPME supports access to social protection for all
  • European Labour Authority should serve the purpose of SMEs
  • OSHA priorities rightly focus on micro-companies
  • European company law can be simplified through digitalisation
  • And much more...
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