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: 04/09/15

  • SMEs supporting new approaches for welfare and jobs
  • Easy and simple rules needed for online sale
  • Patent Court fees need to be SME-friendly
  • Cross-border parcel delivery: effective competition needed
  • SMEs need to help to participate successfully in H2020
  • UEAPME meets Latin American delegation
  • Forward planning: events ahead
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