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: 24/06/16

In this issue:

  • UK referendum is a wake-up call for Europe
  • SME Dialogue with Trade Unions continues
  • Consultations: VP Timmermans replies to UEAPME complaints
  • Social dialogue still at the top of EU social partners’ agenda
  • Sustainable Development Committee: Energy Union & latest developments
  • SMEs need simple and fair tax regulations
  • And more...
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