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: 19/05/17

In this issue:

  • Higher vocational qualifications to meet the skills needs of SMEs
  • Mobility Package: applicable rules need to be enforced
  • SME feedback from banks discussed with VP Dombrovskis
  • Energy Efficiency: UEAPME welcomes obligation scheme prolongation
  • UEAPME welcomes new OSHA focus on micro-companies
  • Review Digital Single Market needs more SME focus
  • And more...
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