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: 23/09/16

In this issue:

  • SME needs have to be better recognised in digitalisation process
  • Chemical Management: focus on REACH & workplace legislation
  • Group on Fitness Check of Consumer and Marketing Law initiated
  • Unified Patent Court Agreement needs to be applied promptly
  • SBS organises its first national seminar in Spain
  • Painting sector: more trainings and more environmental solutions needed
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