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: 08/12/17

In this issue:

  • UEAPME elects its representatives for Europe’s SMEs
  • Consumer law: the impact on SMEs needs to be considered
  • EU Semester paves the way for more growth and jobs
  • Social partners deepen work on ESF support for capacity building
  • e-ID card: principles and guidance for online platforms
  • CETA & SMEs: how to profit and avoid problems
  • Företagarna Board visits Brussels and UEAPME
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