SME Impact Assessment for Covid-19 - Survey Presentation

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Open letter to Thierry Breton on mitigating the harmful economic effects of the COVID-19 outbreak on SMEs, young entrepreneurs and their access to European programmes

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Open Letter to Charles Michel
and Ursula von der Leyen
on new regulatory burdens for SMEs
during the COVID-19 crisis

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"European Green Deal: Technologies & Policies towards a Carbon-Neutral Road Transport by 2050"

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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

Behind every SME there is a personal story. It is often not a story of an immediate 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 the European Parliament,
Vice-President & Treasurer of SME Europe

Despite the recognized importance of SMEs to the EU´s economy, they still face considerable obstacles. That is why SMEs have to be at the heart of who legislates. The European Union plays a key role in finding solutions for reducing the asymmetries between enterprises in different Member States in order to introduce a fairer and more equitable competition.

Claudia Monteiro de Aguiar 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

My focus has always been on strengthening the business climate and empowering entrepreneurs. This has been paramount for me both as an entrepreneur myself, when I was mayor and now as member of the European Parliament."

Jörgen Warborn Member of the European Parliament,
Vice-President of SME Europe

Small and medium -sized enterprises are playing a leading role in our economies, therefore, European politicians should put greater emphasis on creating business-friendly environment. Supporting SMEs has always been high on the EPP’s political agenda. I am proud of being part of the team of MEP’s and enthusiastic professionals who dedicate themselves to the success of European SMEs.

Andor Deli Member of the European Parliament,
Board Member 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.

Georgios Kyrtsos Member of the European Parliament,
Board Member of SME Europe

I was born into an SME family. In my break from politics I had my own business for eleven years. That is why I am dedicated to strengthen the innovative dialogue between SMEs all over Europe and in the European Parliament. SMEs are the backbone of European culture and economy.

Pernille Weiss Member of the European Parliament,
Board Member of SME Europe

SME Impact Assessment - Survey Presentation

EU-China: a Strategic Conversation

What Pharma & Biotech SMEs need to fight Covid19?

What Would Fight the Great Recession in Global Trade?

Emergency Plan for Europe’s Tourism & Aviation

AI at the frontlines of the fight against Covid-19

Covid-19: Economic Response for SMEs

EPP Helsinki 2018

SME Star Awards 2018

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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@VIRTUAL DISCUSSION Covid-19 & Cashless Payments: Has Coronavirus Changed Europeans' Love of Cash?

For many Germans, using cash is not just a personal preference; it is a cultural value, one tied closely to longstanding social conventions. Yet since the onset of the coronavirus pandemic, cash payments have, for the first time, been actively discouraged in Germany and Germany’s on-the-ground reliance on cash has been upended. In a few weeks, cash went in many places from being expected to be stigmatised or banned altogether due to fear of contagion. The Bundesbank survey 2020 about consumers and their purchasing methods at point-of-sale has already shown Covid-19-driven changes in Germany’s consumer behaviour. Now it is hard to imagine cash regaining its former throne in German and European consumer life.

This virtual event wants to draw conclusions from the German debate, trends, and solutions in order to inform future European approaches. SME representatives, financial services companies, and our political members will take part in this European debate.

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COVID-19: SME Policy Response with a Special Focus on CEE

On Tuesday July 14, in cooperation with the European Economic Senate, the Taxpayers Association of Europe and SME Global,  SME Europe organized a Virtual Meeting, “COVID-19: SME Policy Response with a Special Focus on CEE”, in order to assess the SME policy responses in Central Eastern Europe as well as the road to recovery and economic...

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EU-India Post-Crisis Strategic Partnership –Defining New Priorities

On Monday July 6th, SME Europe in cooperation with SME Connect organized the Virtual Meeting “EU-India Post-Crisis Strategic Partnership –Defining New Priorities” to discuss the future of the EU-India agenda as well as the path towards recovery in the light of the new global situation. Moderated by Srita Heide, CEO of Heide International as well...

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Covid-19 & EU-China Relations
- a Strategic Conversation

On the backdrop of the COVID-19 outbreak 😷, the strategic relationship between the 🇪🇺 EU and 🇨🇳 China is witnessing moments of complex tension, yet with considerable potential for cooperation. In the age of unprecedented economic interdependence and asymmetric multipolar competition these two important actors of the international system will have to find their way forward....

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SME Impact Assessment for Covid-19 - Survey Presentation

The consequences of the corona crisis are having an extraordinary impact on SMEs and self- employed. Supply chains are affected, market access is restricted or no longer possible due to the measures taken by the states to prevent the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Consumers are changing their market behavior and many industries are experiencing...