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: 13/04/18

In this issue:

  • “New Deal for Consumers”: missed chance for SME-friendly law
  • An SME-friendly reading of the GDPR is more than necessary
  • Strategic discussions on social partners’ next work programme
  • SMEs worried about approach towards a definitive VAT system
  • Upcoming 3rd Mobility Package discussed with VP Šefčovič
  • Deepening the interaction with sectoral members
  • Unfair trading practices: a step forward for food businesses
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