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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 80 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 more than 12 million enterprises, which employ around 55 million people across Europe.


Latest newsflash: 21/11/14

In this issue:

  • UEAPME met Dombrovskis & Thyssen on Social Dialogue
  • Juncker Package must include SME investments
  • Late Payment Directive: UEAPME urges for a review
  • ECOFIN proposals on Interchange fees will harm SMEs
  • CoR and UEAPME debate on competitiveness and regions
  • Enterprise Policy Committee: SBA at the centre of the debate
  • And more
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