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: 17/11/17

In this issue:

  • Combination of economic & social dimension needed for more jobs
  • Cohesion Policy Post 2020: UEAPME meets Cretu Cabinet
  • VAT reform has to deliver on simplification for SMEs
  • Guarantee Institutions are crucial for SME finance
  • How UEAPME is helping SMEs on the quest for Circular Economy
  • Standardisation: national awareness raising seminar in Belgium
  • Food Forum discusses food safety, hygiene and waste
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