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.
|Committee||Chairman / Responsible VP||Director||Next meeting(s)|
| Enterprise Policy
| Luca Crosetto (Confartigianato)
Mikko Simolinna (SY)
|Luc Hendrickx|| TBA
|Sustainable Development||Ulrike Rabmer-Koller (WKÖ)||Guido Lena||15/04|
| Social Affairs
| Pierre Martin (UPA)
Alain Griset (APCMA)
|Liliane Volozinskis|| 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 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|
UEAPME also works with the help of thematic Task Forces.
|Sectorial Policies and Standardisation||-||-|
|Study Group||-||Gerhard Huemer|
|Press and Communications||-||Francesco Longu|