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: 17/02/17

In this issue:

  • SG Véronique Willems continues introductions with EU Institutions
  • UEAPME reiterates its position on Geo-blocking
  • Waste revision: UEAPME calls on EU Maltese Presidency
  • Preconditions for pay rise in Europe
  • Digitalisation: social partners discuss impacts on labour market
  • SMEs are key actors for diversity at local level
  • UEAPME gets involved in fighting bankruptcy
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