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 around 64 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: 05/02/16

In this issue:

  • UEAPME Digital WG discusses online sales and skills
  • UEAPME presents measures to improve SME access to ESIF
  • Circular Economy: has to work for SMEs to work for all
  • New skills agenda should serve the economy
  • New SBS Director takes up office
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