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Committees, Working Groups and Task Forces


UEAPME Committees have been set up to give the members of UEAPME the opportunity to discuss European SME policy and direct the lobbying work of the secretariat. As such the Committees have a dual task:

- Exchange information on challenges and problems entrepreneurs and craftsmen are facing on the ground in the different countries.
- Debate and analyse proposed EU legislation and arrive at a consensual opinion on these proposals.

These opinions, which are then explained in UEAPME position papers, truly reflect the view of European crafts and SMEs on any given issue. The UEAPME secretariat is responsible for the promotion of its members’ views towards the EU institutions.

UEAPME committees are composed of experts nominated by the member associations.

List of current Committees and Working Groups

Committee Chairman / Responsible VP Director Next meeting(s)
Enterprise Policy

Legal Affairs
Luca Crosetto (Confartigianato)

Mikko Simolinna (SY)
Luc Hendrickx TBA

TBA
Sustainable Development Ulrike Rabmer-Koller (WKÖ) Guido Lena 15/04
Social Affairs

Vocational Training
Pierre Martin (UPA)

Alain Griset (APCMA)
Liliane Volozinskis TBA

TBA
Economic and Fiscal Policy Otto Kentzler (ZDH) Gerhard Huemer TBA

A number of working groups have been created in the framework of these Committees:

Working Group Committee
Working Group on European Contract Law Legal Affairs
Working Group on the Private Company Statute Legal Affairs
Working Group on the Implementation of REACH Sustainable Development
SME Finance Working Group Economic and Fiscal Policy
R&D and Innovation Working Group Economic and Fiscal Policy
Taxation Working Group Economic and Fiscal Policy

Task Forces

UEAPME also works with the help of thematic Task Forces.

Task Force Chairman Director/Coordinator
Sectorial Policies and Standardisation - -
Study Group - Gerhard Huemer
Press and Communications - Jenny Manin