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 64 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: 15/07/16

In this issue:

  • Better consultation discussed with Secretariat General of the Commission
  • Carcinogens: SMEs need limit values to be less strict
  • UEAPME requests clarification on digital content proposal
  • Europe and Japan cooperate on industrial relations
  • Retail: EC should abstain from questioning SME-friendly legislation
  • Franchising: DG COMP needs to act urgently on the matter
  • And more...
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