"From discovery to access – how can we ensure Europe is at the forefront of innovation and access delivery of gene and cell therapies?"

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EPP Congress in Helsinki: New political leadership group at SME Europe to fight for SMEs and Manfred Weber

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SME Star Awards 2018

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Board

We stand for
European SMEs!

We are the biggest political organisation in Europe that operates for the rights of small and medium sized enterprises, creating and developing a common European SME friendly policy

SMEs are the power cells of the European economy. At the same time, they are also the most vulnerable to the economic cycles and bad government decisions. Our common goal is to secure the best possible opportunities for the development, creation of new jobs, innovation and success stories in Europe. I will continue my work towards these goals

Ivan Stefanec Member of the European Parliament,
President of SME Europe

SMEs create new jobs and drive economic growth. The constructive part of my political vision is to design strategies with the needs of SMEs in mind, helping them to exploit the single market’s full potential

Iuliu Winkler Member of the European Parliament,
First Vice-President of SME Europe

It’s time to come together and shape the new era of digital wave and, to that goal, it is critical to build a sustainable ecosystem by inviting SMEs to share their perspectives on how 5G technology will shape a new generation of connectivity

Michal Boni Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

Given the key role played by SMEs - and their great potential for the future of Europe, lawmakers must make sure to provide the simple and flexible solutions from where they can shine

Elisabetta Gardini Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

I am committed to connecting SMEs to both European and international opportunities for financing and knowledge exchange. I worked on the review of the European Fund for Strategic Investments and advocated for its extension and for the creation of regional advisory hubs for SMEs

Eva Maydell Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

Behind every SME there is a personal story. It is often not an immediate story of success, it is a business journey of errors and mistakes. In fact, failure is great, when you own it and start all over again until you succeed

Angelika Winzig Member of Austrian Parliament,
Vice-President & Treasurer of SME Europe

Compete globally by empowering people to risk and face new challenges. Digitalisation, e-skills, internationalisation should be at the heart of who believes, works and legislates for SMEs

Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

I want our SMEs across Europe to know they are appreciated and important for Europe - and that we work hard to give them the best possible conditions for growth

Bendt Bendtsen Member of the European Parliament,
Honorary President of SME Europe

There are plenty of sectors that need pioneers, but to be successful, you first need to have the courage to go for that start something that matters and be passionate about it

Paul Rübig Member of the European Parliament,
Honorary President of SME Europe

SME Talk with Ivan Stefanec

SME Talk with Dr. Paul Rübig

SME Talk with Manfred Weber

EPP Helsinki 2018

EPP Helsinki 2018 - Bendt Bendtsen

SME Star Awards 2018

Roza Gräfin von Thun und Hohenstein on Geoblocking

Ivan Stefanec on EU legislation on motor vehicles safety & environmental standards

Michal Boni on how to boost innovation

Dr. Paul Rübig on European Tourism Manifesto

Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Europe

Our instruments

SME Europe -
Small and Medium Entrepreneurs of Europe

We advise on EU legislation for small and medium enterprises. We aim at tight cooperation with all the stakeholders representing entrepreneurial sector as the entrepreneurs are given an early warning on legal development whist we receive their own evaluations on the effects of this will have on them

Legislative Initiatives

Contributing to the discourse of legislation and intervening in undesirable developments. We gather information, opinions and positions both locally in Brussels and in the member states.

Communication

Through public events for an open discourse bringing together various stakeholders of all levels: European Parliament, European Commission, associations, SMEs, field experts, etc

Mentoring Programmes

For SMEs bringing them into direct contact with the European institutions and explaining procedures of the EU

B2B Networking

By organising meeting and trips, both EU-wide and internationally

Launching Projects

By building up effective partnerships and sharing the know-how to support the first steps in cross-border cooperation

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Upcoming events Coming Soon
Brussels Workshop:
"9th European Parliament: EU SME Agenda"

A workshop “The 9th European Parliament: EUs’ SME Agenda” will take place during the first EPP parliamentary group meetings after the elections. More details will follow soon.

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"From discovery to access – how can we ensure Europe is at the forefront of innovation and access delivery of gene and cell therapies?"

On March 5th SME Europe, in cooperation with SME Connect and the European Confederation of Pharmaceutical Entrepreneurs (EUCOPE), hosted a Working Breakfast on ground-breaking treatments with gene & cell therapies. The event took place in the Member’s Restaurant of the European Parliament. The Breakfast was hosted by Dr. Paul Rübig MEP (Vice-Chair of Science and...

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“Online Impact of EU’s Digital Taxation Proposal on European SMEs”

#DIGITAX On February 19th SME Europe, in cooperation with SME Connect and the European Taxpayers Association, hosted a Working Breakfast on “Online Impact of EU’s Digital Taxation Proposal on European SMEs”. The event took place under the Chatham House Rules. The Breakfast was hosted by Claudia Schmidt MEP(Member of the Committee on Budgetary Control and Board...

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EPP Congress in Helsinki: New political leadership group at SME Europe to fight for SMEs and Manfred Weber

During the EPP Congress in Helsinki, SME Europe of the European People’s Party held a Theme Day “SMEs and a Digital Future of Europe” with Alexander Stubb and Commissioner Mariya Gabriel as well as its Election General Assembly with Manfred Weber. The General Assembly re-confirmed the Board of SME Europe: Ivan Štefanec MEP as President,...

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SME Star Awards 2018

It all started one year ago with an idea. The idea to celebrate the tireless work of SMEs in the EU and create an “Oscars for SMEs”. The initiative came from the Board of SME Europe of the EPP and SME Connect, represented by acting Members of the European Parliament, remarkable and committed advocates for...