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: 19/01/18

In this issue:

  • UEAPME discusses SME priorities with DG REGIO
  • “Tangible goods”: UEAPME emphasises SME key issues
  • UEAPME and AIM meet to discuss common priorities
  • Current trends in cities can hamper circular economy uptake
  • Food Supply Chain: further steps to fight unfair trading practices
  • Facilitating innovation in traditional Business
  • Standardisation: new sectoral approach for protective equipment
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